Type Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship fund awards two $500 awards each year. In the past, we've asked applicants to explore mobility issues on campus, overcoming personal challenges, and much more. 
Amount $500 

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.
  • Enrolled at the undergraduate level or your final year of high school
  • Age sixteen (16) years or older
  • Carry a status of “Good Standing” - i.e. currently enrolled
  • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • Postmarked by May 5, 2014
How to Apply

Please submit a 'visual' poem, in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Limit your 'visual poem' to an 8.5in x 11in piece of paper. You can choose to represent words, images, or both. It can abstract or representational. Please include a personal statement that gives us an idea of who you are and how your poem relates to a challenge you've faced. The poem and essay (combined) should be between 500 and 1,000 words, but feel free to write a little more or less.

For application instructions and mailing instructions please visit http://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/.

Priority Date Postmarked by May 5, 2014  
More Info

There is no formal printed application, all information is on the web page. Will not accept faxed or emailed applications, or express mail. Send application via regular mail.