Accessibility Professionals Association is now awarding Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship program in an effort to encourage students to make accessibility part of their career development. This organization offers this scholarship with the hope of promoting accessibility in the built environment and making education more affordable for students with financial problems. To become eligible for consideration for this program, applicants should be enrolled in architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, construction management, interior design or other degree programs closely related to accessibility/universal design at an accredited United States institution of higher learning.
This scholarship was established in honour of Jim Boyce, and all of our former APA members and supporters. With the support of this funding opportunity, APA aims to expand access to higher education for students who hail from low-income families. This foundation supports the higher education of students and strives to contribute in every step that students’ take toward their education and career. This scholarship is a small part of APA’s commitment to helping students. This fund will lessen the financial pressure that students deal with nowadays due to the increased education cost. By winning this scholarship, students can easily finance their higher education that students might not afford without any financial assistance.
Accessibility Professionals Association is a leading association with professionals who are dedicated to focusing on accessibility in the built environment. It has been a premier provider of Continuing Education (CE) in accessibility standards and regulations. It invites any professionals interested inaccessibility to the organization and training sessions.
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|Organization||Accessibility Professionals Association|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||March 31 each year|
Who May Be Eligible
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Applicant must be residents of the USA;
- Candidates should be currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, construction management, interior design or other degree programs closely related to accessibility/universal design at a United States institution of higher learning. High school seniors who are applying for college are NOT eligible;
- Aspirants must be in good in standing with the college or university and have a cumulative grade point average equivalent to 2.5 or better in a grading system that utilizes a 4.0 scale;
- Participants should demonstrate some experience as well as an active and career interest in accessibility/universal design. Studies and projects in universal design and constructing or creating a model of accessibility compliant facilities may be ways to demonstrate such interest.
How to Apply
To apply, applicants need to complete an online application form and send it to the organization by the deadline. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated and selected by a Scholarship Committee as appointed by the APA Board. Candidates will be selected based on the applicant’s qualifications and the following criteria:
- Experience/Interest in Accessible/Universal Design
- Career Interest in Accessible/Universal Design
- Discretionary Evaluation of Scholarship Committee
Winners will get educational fund to complete their higher education loan free. By winning this program, students can earn needed financial support that will assist them in taking their educational journey forward and inspire them to gain achievements during it. It can release the financial burden that students might be facing for a long time.
Applications close on March 31 each year. To get the best consideration, you need to send your application as soon as possible.