Arc of Washington Trust Fund

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Student Stipends
The Trust Fund conducts a student stipend program. The stipends, of up to $5,000 each, are awarded in an initial installment in the summer of the award year and the balance in equal installments at the beginning of each academic session (semester, trimester or quarter).  Only upper division or graduate students in institutions of higher education in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Idaho, who have a demonstrated interest in the field of intellectual or other developmental disabilities are eligible to apply.  

For students who are awarded a student stipend, funds will be released to the university for distribution to the student for payment of student tuition, books and general living expenses after the schools provide evidence that the students continue to be enrolled (for the summer installment, enrollment is required for the fall). The Trust Fund hopes that this will allow colleges and universities to attract and retain students interested in working in the field as researchers, teachers or practitioners.

Each applicant should have a particular career interest in work relating to intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities. In addition to completing the application form, each applicant must submit:

  • A short essay stating what his or her interest is in the field of intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities; 
  • Academic and other qualifications and/or achievements;
  • Both immediate and long-term goals;
  • Letters of endorsement from no fewer than two faculty sponsors; 
  • Official transcripts from the colleges or universities the applicant has attended.

If you are awarded a stipend, at the end of your academic year you must provide us with a one-page description of how this stipend has been of benefit to you and what accomplishments you have made because of it. You also agree to be contacted five years after the stipend award for a follow-up to see how the stipend has helped you long-term. We look forward to hearing about your experience.​

The application for the 2018-2019 school year can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE. Please be sure to read all instructions and comply with all necessary application requirements.

Completed applications, along with all the other required documents and materials, must be postmarked no later than 12:00 Midnight in the locality where mailed on February 28th. Extensions will not be granted. Applicants will be notified of the Arc of Washington Trust Fund Board’s decision by April 30th. Late applications, recommendations or transcripts will not be accepted.

For questions on the stipend program please contact Diana Stadden, Arc Trust Fund Administrative Assistant by calling (888) 754-8798, ext 6 or by email at info@arctrustfund.org.

Mail all Scholarship Applications to:

 Arc of Washington Trust Fund
 Attn: Diana Stadden
 2638 State Ave. NE
 Olympia, WA 98506

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