ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, BIAWA awards three academic scholarships to survivors and one professional in the field.


The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) Academic Scholarships is currently accepting applications!


Our vision is a world where brain injury is prevented, and every person already affected by its impact benefits from resources that maximize their quality of life. Our three annual academic scholarships are one way we at the BIAWA strive to actualize that vision.

Western Washington Annual Scholarship
Each year full-time or part-time students studying in Western Washington are selected to receive this Scholarship.

This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a full time student or students (pro-rated for part time students based on credit load) paid to the institution on behalf of the students after acceptance into accredited vocational, technical school, college or university.

Download 2017 Western Washington Scholarship Application


Eastern Washington Student Scholarship
Each year a full time student, or part time students, studying in Eastern Washington will be selected to receive this scholarship. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a full time student or students (pro-rated for part time students based on credit load) paid to the institution on behalf of the students after acceptance into accredited vocational, technical school, college or university.

Download 2017 Eastern Washington Scholarship Application


Higher Education/Professional Scholarship
Each year a professional or student in postsecondary education who is committed to advances in Brain Injury knowledge in the state of Washington will be selected to receive this scholarship. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 paid to either a professional or a student who will be enrolled in postsecondary education for the designated scholarship year who is committed to advances in Brain Injury knowledge (throughout Washington state).

Download 2017 Education/Professional Scholarship Application


Eligibility:
All applicants must live in Washington State
• Applicants to the Western Washington Annual Scholarship and the Eastern Washington Student Scholarship must
□ Be survivors of Brain Injury. Verification can be in the form of medical records or a vouching from the BIAWA staff, board members, or support group facilitator;
□ Be seniors in high school ready for graduation in the year the scholarship will be awarded or already enrolled in an undergraduate program;
□ Be enrolled full or part time for the academic year of award: award will be prorated if part time.
• All applicants to the “Higher Education/Professional Scholarship” must
□ Be students in postsecondary education, enrolled full time, who are committed to advances in Brain Injury knowledge;


 

Deadline - June 30th, 2017:
Applicants must submit an application with attachments postmarked no later than June 30th, 2017 for consideration for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarship recipients will be notified within 60 days of this deadline. Only the recipients will be notified. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Attachments Check List:
□ Verification of brain injury for applicants to the Western Washington Annual Scholarship and the Eastern Washington Student Scholarship (Verification of brain injury can be in the form of medical records or a vouching from the BIAWA staff, board members, or support group facilitator).
□ Verification of Brain Injury as area of educational interest for Higher Education/Professional Scholarship
□ Proof of acceptance/enrollment
□ Applicant’s most recent academic transcript
□ One letter of recommendation from a colleague, educator or supervisor

Submitting:
Please mail completed applications with all attachments to:
The BIAWA
PO Box 3044
Seattle, WA 98114
Or email to: jennak@biawa.org
Please feel free to contact our offices, if you have any additional questions call Jenna at 206-467-4807.

Scholarship deadline is June 30th 2017. This is a one-time scholarship. Recipient will not receive multiple awards. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of funds available and applicant eligibility. The BIAWA will not discriminate regardless of ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. Recipients are selected through an application process. Recipients may only use the scholarships to attend an accredited vocational, technical school, college or university. All scholarships are paid to the institution on behalf of the student and are paid in full for the fall quarter.

BIAWA reserves the right to distribute The Scholarship between multiple eligible applicants.



Call Jenna at Brain Injury Alliance if you have any questions: 206-467-4807 jennak@biawa.org.