Scholarships, Internships, and Employment – oh my!
This page will post a variety of campus and community events and opportunities that may be of interest or relevant to students with disabilities. Check out opportunities such as scholarships, internships, professional development opportunities, and research studies.
With the exception of information presented under “SSD Events,” information included on this page is not endorsed, supported, or connected to SSD in any way.
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Spring 2019 Meeting Dates: Every Monday in the Student Activity Center
On non-meeting Thursdays DASC will be hosting study hours from 6pm-8pm in SAC 3.116! All meetings are held in the Student Activities Center (SAC 3.116) at 6pm. For more information join the Student Coalition (DASC) Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/116905971748511/
The American Association on Health and Disability is accepting applications for the Frederick J. Krause Scholarship for undergraduate (sophomore standing and above) and graduate students with disabilities who are majoring in a field related to disability and health.
Preference is given to students majoring in a field related to disability and health, including, but not limited to, public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities. http://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/
This scholarship is for financial assistance designed to simultaneously increase awareness about cerebral palsy (CP) and celebrate the achievements of those with cerebral palsy. ABC Law Centers will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who has cerebral palsy. The 2019 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship will be presented to a single applicant who submits the required application and its accompanying essay by the deadline, July 31, 2019.
The HIE Help Center is pleased to offer an annual scholarship for a student (or a small team of students) who is committed to helping people with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy (CP), or another neonatal injury. Being personally impacted by HIE or another disability is not a requirement, as the scholarship focuses on the applicant’s goals to support those who are affected. Students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to apply as well. A scholarship for the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a student or small group of students collaborating on a project.
For more scholarship opportunities, please visit SSD’s Scholarship webpage.
Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
2019 Lime Connect Fellowship Program
Lime Connect’s highly selective program is open to accomplished current sophomores/rising juniors with disabilities who are attending a 4-year university in the U.S.
The Fellowship Program kicks off with an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City this summer, where selected Fellows will receive professional development training, access to our U.S. corporate partners and potential Summer 2020 internships. Upon completion of the program, Fellows will join the lifelong experience of the Lime Connect Fellows Community, where they will receive ongoing support such as individual coaching, webinars, and mentoring, as well as continued professional development, community, and networking opportunities throughout their careers.
**This is a two-part application. The first round of applications are due by Sunday, March 17th, 2019, at 11:59pm PST and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Selected semi-finalists will be required to submit a letter of recommendation by Sunday, April 7th at 11:59pm PST. We encourage all applicants to be prepared to submit their reference information to ensure you meet deadline requirements.** Learn More & Apply
Participate in a Research Study
University of Indianapolis: The Social Communication Research Study
University researchers would like your help in investigating cell phone/social media use, social interaction styles, and attitudes towards change! If you are between the ages of 18-25, are enrolled in graduate or undergraduate studies, understand the English language, and use a cell phone or social media platforms, you qualify to participate in this brief (approximately 20-30 minutes) study. Your responses are confidential, and your participation is COMPLETELY voluntary. You may close your browser to end your participation at any time without penalty.
To access the survey, please click on this link: https://uindy.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bqL2gOCzKgt05A9
And remember, another way to help this project (or similar projects) is to share the survey with your friends! We appreciate your help in advancing social science!
- Principal Investigator Name: Dr. Samantha Gray
- Principal Investigator Telephone Number: 317-788-2053
- Principal Investigator Email Address: email@example.com
UIndy Study#: 0899
Study Approval Date: May 28, 2018
Study Expiration Date: June 21, 2019
For many young adults going through cancer treatment, the medical team spends their time focusing on their physical health and don’t focus on young adults’ hopes, how to help them stay engaged in what brings them joy in their life, or how to help them balance their treatment to support reaching their life aspirations.
I am partnering with young adults with cancer (stages III or IV, blood cancers, and those who have metastatic or recurrent cancers) to learn what young adults are hoping for, what keeps them going during treatment, and how providers can better support them in feeling a part of their daily lives during treatment. The interview will last about an hour and will take place wherever the participant would like to meet. Many folks choose their home, a coffee shop, or a bookstore (somewhere quiet enough to talk).
If interested in learning more about the study, please call Jen at (912) 308-4562 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Tech Exploring Civil Engineering Identity & Disability
Our research team, the majority of whom identify as people with various disabilities, is seeking volunteers to participate in a series of 60-90 minute interviews for a nationwide study exploring the professional identity formation of undergraduate civil engineering students who experience disabilities. In particular, we want to further understand how your experiences, skills, activities, values, and inter-personal relationships contribute to your career goals and how they shift over time. The results of this study will be used to enhance the educational policies and experiences of students with disabilities in civil engineering and in other engineering disciplines, more broadly.
Do I qualify to participate? You are eligible to participate in this study if you:
1. are 18 years old or older
2. are enrolled in (or intending to enroll in) a civil engineering program
3. experience some form of a disability such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, or developmental disabilities
Individuals who experience disabilities may participate in this study. Your disability does not need to have been officially diagnosed by a healthcare professional; documentation from your doctor and reporting your disability to your institution are NOT required. Disabilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Visual Differences (e.g., Stargardt’s Disease, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, and other forms of complete or partial blindness)
- Hearing Differences (e.g., chronic buzzing or ringing in ears, deafness in one or both ears, and other forms of complete or partial hearing loss or difference)
- Learning or Developmental Differences (e.g., autism, Asperger’s obsessive compulsive disorder, dyslexia, or other forms of learning or developmental differences)
- Auto-immune Disorders (e.g., multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, lyme disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), type 1 diabetes, or other auto-immune diseases)
- Limb Differences (e.g., limb amputee or born without a limb)
- Mobility Differences (e.g., needing a walker, wheelchair, cane, or crutches or experiences difficulty walking or lifting/moving objects due to paralysis, stamina limitations, cerebral palsy, or other neuromuscular or orthopedic reasons)
If you are interested in participating in this study, please fill out and submit the following survey: http://bit.ly/2ylSic9 or visit our website at blogs.lt.vt.edu/exploringidentity/. Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential; your responses may be used in research published in professional journal articles, but your identity will not be revealed to anyone outside of the research team.
Conferences and Programs
Gender & Sexuality Center – Peers for Pride
Peers is OPEN! It is never too late or early to think about what the future might hold! “Peers for Pride” (PfP) is a peer facilitation program of the Gender & Sexuality Center. UT students (undergraduate and graduate) will take two (2) classes for academic credit in partnership with the Center for Woman’s & Gender Studies. During the program, students build applied theatre, critical analysis, and facilitation skills as they build the workshop “What Do Thriving Queer Communities Look Like?” Students create message scenes and activating scenes in the workshop to share skills and build space for conversation and accountability across LGBTQUIA+ communities and with supporters of LGBTQUIA+ communities.
Note: No experience is required to apply for the program. To apply: Please fill out this online application and someone will contact applicants in 1-3 business days. Deadline for Application: Applications before the end of the spring semester are encouraged, but there is no firm deadline for PfP applications. For further questions, comments, etc., please email us at email@example.com
Systems of Support: Promoting Equity through Activism, Allyship & Community
We would like to invite you to Systems of Support: Promoting Equity through Activism, Allyship & Community, this year’s spring event hosted by the University of Texas Libraries’ Diversity Action Committee.
Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Perry-Castaneda Library, Learning Lab 1 as we bring into conversation two inspiring guest speakers to talk about the systems of support that helped them achieve academic and professional success even in the face of unjust obstacles. A moderated Q&A session will immediately follow speaker presentations, giving attendees the opportunity to engage further with our speakers. Student groups will also be present to discuss their experiences providing activism, allyship, and community-building efforts to the UT Austin community. Learn what systems of support exist to help you through your academic journey and how you can be involved in making campus a more supportive and inclusive environment
- Angela Hall Watkins, Executive Director of Development for Provost Initiatives and Campus Wide Priorities, University Development Office
- Sebastian Colon-Otero, Diversity Coordinator, LCSW, Counseling and Mental Health Center
- Mehraz Rahman, Student Body Vice President
- NAACP UT
- UT Black Graduate Students
- Disability Advocacy Student Coalition
- UT ALA/TLA
Free refreshments generously provided by UT Libraries and NadaMoo. Free Mom Hugs, Texas Chapter have also generously donated their time to be at the event. Speaker presentations and Q&A will be live-streamed on the UT Libraries’ YouTube channel. Captioned video recordings will be made available in Texas ScholarWorks following the event.
CMHC Mobile App Thrive
The mobile app Thrive at UT is currently recruiting students for a video project. We are looking for students who have experienced some sort of disappointment or challenge during college and are willing to share their stories to help encourage other students who may be encountering similar experiences. Your stories may be featured in future versions of our app where they can inspire students at UT schools across the state. For more information about our project, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAFE Seeks Blogs and Videos
Disability Services of SAFE, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, is seeking blogs or short videos from adults with disabilities. If your work is accepted, it may be posted on the SAFE website, social media, YouTube, and/or online newsletter.
Blogs or articles can be 300-500 words. Videos can be 1-2 minutes. Submissions can cover safety, recovering from domestic or sexual violence, consent, building respectful relationships, or related topics. Other examples follow.
- RE.S.P.E.C.T. We all want it. Here’s how I give it and get it in my relationships.
- What I want my friends without disabilities to know about violence and people with disabilities.
- What my world would feel like if it was safe for everybody, including me.
- Someone I trusted abused me. What I need is:
- I want my partner relationship to be healthy, so what I do is….
- I was bullied (at school, at work). This is what I did about it.
- When my friend was physically hurt by someone they loved, this is how I helped.
- I had a stalker, and I was terrified. This is what helped.
- Yeah, I could get hurt dating. What my family needs to understand is…
- Don’t overprotect me when it comes to having a relationship. I need to be able to take risks too.
- If I told someone that my caregiver was emotionally abusive, I’d lose the help I needed to get out of bed, pay my bills, eat, and get out of the house. What could I do?
For more information, email or call Diane King at email@example.com or call 512-369-5944.
Microsoft Inclusive Hiring Opportunities
From the very first days of our company, Microsoft has sought to enable individuals and organizations around the world to do great things.
Autism Hiring Cohort:
Autism Hiring Event in early March located in Fargo, ND. The event will be focused on Support Engineers and Field Engineers. This will be for full-time positions. Please apply by sending resumes to MSautism@microsoft.com.
“It’s a talent pool that really hasn’t been tapped,” said Jenny Lay-Flurrie, the chief accessibility officer at tech giant Microsoft outside Seattle.
Check out our inclusive hiring site and take a look at our Autism Hiring One-Pager.
disABLEDperson, Inc. National Job Board
disABLEDperson, Inc. posts thousands of new jobs daily from proactive employers looking to hire from the disability community across the U.S. Their mission is to reduce the unemployment rate of people with disabilities. Search for job postings, scholarships, and more at www.disABLEDperson.com.