Competition Opens for Grants to Aid Students with Disabilities

The Elaine Chapin Fund is accepting applications for the 2017 Elaine Chapin Scholarship Fund program which aids students with disabilities.

Deadline: April 30.

The program supports the postsecondary education of students affected by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member. The fund will award a minimum of eight $1,000 scholarships for the fall 2017 semester to deserving students. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing, and the impact multiple sclerosis has had on their lives.

To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen of the United States who plans to enroll or is enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/ technical school. Applicants also must be talking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license, or certificate.

Info: www.elainememorial.com/ (NOFA).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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