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2015 National Scholarship Winners Announced

The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families at Through the Looking Glass announces the winners of its 2015 College Scholarships for Students of Parents with Disabilities. Funding was only available for 16 scholarships, yet over 400 students from across the U.S. applied for these scholarships. Each award is a $1,000 college scholarship for an outstanding high school senior or college student who has at least one parent with a disability. Selection criteria included academic performance, community service, letters of recommendation and an essay describing the experience of growing up with a parent with a disability.

Scholarships have been awarded to the following students: Annika Ariel (hometown: Santa Rosa, CA; attending Amherst College); Miriah Burns (S. Yarmouth, MA; University of North Carolina School of the Arts); Kerry DeBruce (Far Rockaway, NY; University at Albany SUNY); Raychelle King (Lakewood, OH; Ursuline College); Amelia Kirkhorn (Eau Claire, WI; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities); Jazmin Luperena (Brooklyn, NY; Hunter College); Sean McCartney (Youngstown, OH; Youngstown State University); Anastasia Monoyos (Commack, NY; Sacred Heart University); Krista Morgan (Venice, FL: New York University); Robert Newman (Juneau, AK; Boston Conservatory); Breana Ramsey (Kenner, LA; Louisiana State University); Nidirah Stephens (San Bernardino, CA; UCLA); Naomi Tsai (Portland, OR: Colorado College); Caroline Twining (Sherborn, MA; Clark University); Addison Vergara (Greeley, CO; Carroll College); and Allison Wendlberger (San Mateo, CA; University of California, Merced). Most of the winning essays can be read by clicking on the student’s name.