The mission presented from the American Association on Health and Disability or a.k.a AAHD is to contribute to a national, state, and as well as, local efforts to promote health and wellness for people with disabilities.
For those who identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population/public. This idea and organization accomplishes its mission through research, education, and, advocacy at the national level.
The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability admission’s office is located in Rockville, Maryland.
Maryland happens to be one of the leading areas in biotechnology that looks into repairing genetic disorders that have been inherited and prohibit individuals from day to day life activities.
- All applicants must be a U.S. citizen if they wish to be accepted as a recipient
- Applicants must already be a U.S. citizen that’s enrolled as an undergraduate – or soon to be graduate
- Only applicants that have a disability can apply to this scholarship
- The two career fields that can also apply for this scholarship should be studying health or disability education
- Students will have to sign a disclosure agreement for AAHD to release the students name and photo when a recipient wins this scholarship
- International students can not apply to this scholarship
- International students with a student visa may also not apply to this scholarship
Only applicants that have a disability that has been recognized by the United States government can apply. Students will have to verify that they have a disability from past fraudulent applications.
- Student transcripts will be needed
- Two letters of recommendation (one from a teach/professor and one from an individual who knows the person best)
- Preference for students who have shown community leadership skills will be looked at as a higher representative of this scholarship
- Applicants can be either a part-time or full-time undergraduate student
- Must be involved in a health studies program to apply
- Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university or college that will accept this scholarship award
- The amount awarded will go towards that university/college account
- Applicants will need to create a personal statement with a maximum of 2 pages with excess rules to follow
- The personal statement can not be written by anyone else, however, if a student needs help with writing this statement that is granted and viable
- The applicant will need a physician’s note disclosing the student’s disability
- An unofficial copy of a college transcript will need to be mailed to the address provided:
AAHD Attn: Scholarship Committee, American Association on Health and Disability
110 N. Washington Street
Rockville, MD 20850
How to Apply
The website provided has a website application portal where students can apply.
- Register on the website to open the portal
- After registering, students will be directed to the accurate application page
- Have all of the transcripts and needed information available to complete the application process.
- Fill out the electronic form (if there is a need to print out and send through the U.S. mail that can be arranged as well)
- Be sure that all of the information an applicant has provided is accurate and correct.
- Any information that is not true will equal out to a disqualified application and will be ignored.
- Re-read through the answers and then hit the application submit button.
The reward amount for this scholarships is $1,000 that will be deposited into that recipients university/college account. This reward will go towards tuition costs.
Only completed applications will be considered and must be received no later than March 1, 2022. The initial open submission date was September 1, 2021.
Check back frequently to the website address provided to see when the deadline timeline changes.
This is now an annual scholarship since it’s re-opening in 2021. This scholarship will start resuming their September 1st, or each year open submission window that will last until March of that following year.