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Scholarship Applications Open for James Benton Achievement Award

Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities accepting applications

The Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities is excited to announce the availability of $1000 scholarships for students with disabilities recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This scholarship opportunity aims to support students with disabilities in their pursuit of higher education. This year, three deserving students will have the opportunity to receive this scholarship.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the City of Raleigh 
  • Either be enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited university, post-secondary school, college, trade school, or another institution of higher learning

Selection of scholarship recipients will be based on various criteria including academic performance, financial need, character, school and community involvement, honors and awards, aptitude in written expression, and personal motivation or leadership potential.

Submit an application before the deadline of Friday, June 7.

For more information, please reach out to Shakema McClean at mshak077@gmail.com or Christina Bauman at christina.bauman@raleighnc.gov



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