DOWN SYNDROME WEST FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Application Form
Funding is limited to $200/person and $400/family each year. Interested persons must complete a FRIENDS Scholarship Application Form and return it to FDSWF. For the conference scholarships, the form must be returned no less than three weeks prior to the conference date.
Scholarships are limited to one per family per calendar year.
All applicants must provide a medical diagnosis of Down syndrome for themselves or their immediate family member in order to be considered.
The scholarship recipients will be required to share information concerning their experience by a choice of one or more of the following four member service options prior to reimbursement:
- Write an article for our newsletter
- Join and participate in a FDSWF Committee
- Run an Informational Meeting
- Volunteer at a FDSWF event
Exhibitors or any individual (except Self-Advocates) benefitting professionally or financially are not eligible.
All funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis. Evidence of expenses (receipts), member service option, and attendance documents must be submitted prior to funds being distributed. For the Conference Scholarship receipts, must be received 30 days after the end of the conference in order for reimbursement to be made.
Approval will be based on eligibility guidelines and reasons for wanting to attend the conference. The decision will be made by the FDSWF Board of Directors thirty (30) days after the designated deadline or receipt of application.
These rules shall be interpreted in a flexible manner to accomplish the purpose of this fund. Any rule(s) may be waived by the Board of FDSWF.