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Thursday, February 25 2016

Scholarship Opportunity for Franklin County Students

Adapted from a JERICHO, The Bureau for Exceptional Children & Adults press release:

JERICHO, The Bureau for Exceptional Children & Adults in Holyoke is pleased to announce availability of the Father Robert F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship.  Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to students from Western Massachusetts who are graduating from high school or are enrolled at an accredited college or university.

The goal of this scholarship is to remember JERICHO's founder, Father Bob Wagner, and to encourage and assist those who wish to follow in his footsteps by bringing dignity, respect, and wholeness to the lives of persons with disabilities.  A selection committee will review all applications, identify the most deserving individuals based on the principles for which this memorial scholarship was created, and make awards accordingly.

To be eligible, a student must:

1. Be a resident of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, or Berkshire County
2. Be a graduating high school senior or a returning student attending an accredited college or university
3. Demonstrate either an intention to pursue a degree and a career dedicated to serving persons with disabilities or be a person with a disability seeking to further his or her education

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, financial need, academic achievement, volunteer service, and church and community activities will be considered in selecting scholarship recipients.

To complete the application process, an applicant must provide the following materials:

*Completed scholarship application
*Official transcript of academic records for grades 9-12 and/or undergraduate record
*Two letters of recommendation
*Statement from a physician or school administrator verifying disability (if applicable)

All materials must be postmarked by March 31, 2016.  Send your completed application, and all other required materials to:

Father Robert F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship
JERICHO - The Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults, Inc.
P. O. Box 1039
Holyoke, MA 01041-1039

The confidentiality of all materials provided will be respected and no written materials will be returned to the applicant.  All scholarship recipients agree that Jericho may release their name/photograph to the media.

For additional information, please call (413) 538-7450, email, or visit