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The Teresa Haven Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Nomination & Application Form

Dr. Teresa Lynn Wells Haven’s professional career in disability services included work at the University of Arkansas, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. In each position, Teresa repeatedly demonstrated her strong knowledge of accessibility in the technology environment as she continually worked towards creating a more accessible digital world. Her involvement in ATHEN is only one example of Teresa’s commitment for equity and inclusivity. In November 2016, ATHEN members unanimously voted to create this scholarship opportunity in Teresa Haven’s honor.

The application deadline is April 12, 2017.

Application Documents

Please download the following documents and complete off-line. Submission information is included in the application form and described under Application Submission.

Student scholarships require nomination from a current ATHEN member. Eligibility requirements are below.

Eligibility

Enrollment in a postsecondary institution during or evidence of acceptance to a postsecondary institution immediately following the award period (i.e., award granted in May, student must be accepted to a postsecondary institution for Fall quarter/semester of that same year). 

  • Must be a student with a disability
  • Registration for a minimum of six (6) credit hours per quarter/semester
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Nomination by an ATHEN member

Criteria for Award

The Selection Committee will make award decisions based on the following selection criteria:

  • Disability-related leadership and service
  • Academic achievement
  • Well-articulated goals
  • Letters of support

Selection Committee

Applications will be considered by a committee made up of ATHEN members.

Requirements

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all items are submitted to ATHEN by email before April 12, 2017. Application should include the following:

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts of all postsecondary grades (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of support (to be sent by reference)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Deadline for submission is April 12, 2017.

Award Amount

The scholarship award amount is for $1,000.00 and will be payable via check to the award recipient.

 

Application Submission

Application packets should be emailed to: scholarship@athenpro.org

Notification

Scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status during the month of May 2017.

Questions

Questions can be directed to: scholarship@athenpro.org