Ability is AT&T's Employee Resource Group dedicated to creating a culture
of understanding, awareness, advancement and advocacy for individuals with disabilities.

$1,000 Scholarship Application

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Academic Profile

Current cumulative GPA for the most recent academic calendar year. Include scale.

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High School Information (High School Seniors Only)

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High school senior applicants must provide a copy of their OFFICIAL high school transcript and either a copy of the letter of acceptance from the college they will be attending or a letter from a guidance counselor indicating their intent to attend college. If these materials are not available now, they can be uploaded afterwards (by logging back into this site) or sent via email or regular mail to the address that will be provided after submitting the application. All letters and transcripts must be received by February 2, 2020.

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College Information

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College undergraduate applicants must provide an official copy of their college transcript. If the transcript is not available now, it can be uploaded afterwards (by logging back into this site) or sent via email or regular mail to the address that will be provided after submitting the application. All transcripts must be received by February 2, 2020.

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Community Involvement, Leadership Abilities, Achievements, Awards, and Work Experience

Please list your involvement in various community and extracurricular school activities (e.g. community service, clubs, sports) with emphasis on any experiences working with the disabled. For each activity, list the following: the name of the organization, a brief description, dates of participation, hours spent per week/month/year, your role/position in the organization, and a brief statement on the impact or benefit of this activity on you and/or the community as well as any leadership activities.

Please list any honors or awards you have received. For each award, list the name of the award, the date, and the reason for the award.

Please list any work related experiences. Include job title, responsibilities, dates, and number of hours per week/month/year.

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Essay Question

Either enter your essay into the text box below - or upload a file using the provided file upload mechanism. Alternatively, you could return to this website and upload the essay later. (Directions to be given after you submit this application.) Be sure to state which question your essay addresses.

Select one of the following questions to base your essay on:

Question 1:

Visit a place that you frequent and take note of three things about the location that make it friendly to people with disabilities and three things that could be done to improve upon the location. While there, ask staff members to explain any accommodation features that may not be obvious. Note anything you think could be done to better accommodate people who have invisible or visible disabilities. Write a 500-word essay on your findings. A few links to help kick start your research are provided below:

Question 2:

Technology can be a great benefit for people with disabilities, but it can also introduce new barriers. What can be done to encourage universal and accessible design in mobile applications including gaming? Write a 500-word essay on your proposal. A few links to help kick start your research are provided below:

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Applicant Certification

I hereby certify that the information in this application is true, correct and that the essays were written by the applicant. I understand that falsification of any information will result in disqualification of this application. I agree that this application becomes the property of the AT&T Ability Employee Resource Group.

I understand that this application will be assessed based on the information provided and submission of it does not guarantee that I will receive a scholarship. I agree that in the event I am a scholarship recipient, this form also serves as a release to use my name, photographs, and biographical information in press releases, etc., announcing and promoting this scholarship program.

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