American Association of People with Disabilities

2017 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

2017 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

Section I - Scholarship Elligibility


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Section II - Qualifications

Resume

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Unofficial Transcript

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Section III - Essays

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Section IV - Recommendation

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Section V - Demographics

AAPD is committed to encouraging diversity in education with respect to disability, gender, race, geographic location, sexual orientation, and age. To ensure AAPD’s outreach is connecting with a diverse group of applicants, you may choose to share with us the following information, but you are not required to complete this section.

Application Information

Applications Due by 5pm ET on Monday, June 19th

Thanks to a generous contribution from NBCUniversal, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to announce the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship. 

The NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship will offer eight (8) scholarships, which can be used in the fall semester of 2017. Eligible applicants undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities pursuing communications or media-related degrees. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their current college or university.

TO APPLY

Applications must be received by 5:00pm ET on Monday, June 19th

Applicants must submit the following items:

-Completed application

-Resume

-Unofficial transcript (for the degree you are currently pursuing)

-Three (3) 150 word essays (topics provided on application)

-One letter of recommendation from a professor, academic advisor, or mentor 

All applications must be submitted with all required attachments in one email. Any candidate who submits an incomplete application will be automatically disqualified.


ELIGIBILITY

  • -Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student and plan to be enrolled during the fall semester.
  • -Self-identify as an individual with any type of disability.
  • -Students must be interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry – all majors are welcome to apply.
  • -While you do not need to be a US citizen to be eligible for this scholarship, you must currently be attending a college or university in the United States.

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this scholarship will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability. This is a scholarship run specifically for students with disabilities by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

Applicants for the 2017 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship release information provided on their application for use by AAPD, program funders, and potential employers.


WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Completed applications received by AAPD by 5:00pm ET on Monday, June 19, 2017 will be collected and submitted for an anonymous review by our Selection Committee.

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated leadership characteristics, the connectivity between your degree and the disability community, engagement within the communications and/or media fields, difficulty of coursework, success in coursework, and character.  AAPD reserves the right to alter this list during the selection process.

Applications will be selected for a final review by our Selection Committee.

Recipients selected to receive a scholarship will be notified in August 2017.

AAPD expects to mail scholarship checks directly to the recipients’ colleges or universities upon the receipt of IRS Form W9.


Please contact scholarship@aapd.com or 202-521-4316  with any questions or concerns.