I’ve attached an announcement about the Heumann-Armstrong Award competition. The text of application information is also below in the body of the email.
To Wendy Harbour and AHEAD:
We are excited to announce that applications for the second annual Heumann-Armstrong
Awards are now open! We will be awarding $1000 prizes to six students, in the 6th grade
or higher, who demonstrate their commitment to fighting against ableism in education.
Students in middle school, high school and higher education (community college, college,
university, and graduate and professional degree programs) are eligible for this award.
Awardees will be interviewed about their educational experiences and their interviews will be
published on The Coelho Center and Equal Opportunities for Students webpages and other
social media platforms.
We have sought to make the application process as accessible as possible. Students can apply
via our online form (at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFScDAnuv0d-T1GLx4y0R0Dw8DlY6nxAwhEdiQEj9Lx1tApQ/viewformr) and they can submit a video answering our application questions. We require no letters of recommendation, no resume, and no GPA for the award. There is no age requirement for the award, as we understand not all students follow the implicit timeline of our school system. Our only requirements are that the applicant (1) is a current student with a
disability who (2) is willing to do a video interview upon winning the award.
We would appreciate you sharing the information on the following page with your
network. Our Heumann-Armstrong Awards Informational Video is captioned, transcribed and
has ASL interpretation.We appreciate the valuable work you do to fight for the rights of students with disabilities! Thank you for your continued support, and please reach out if you have any questions.
Founder, Equal Opportunities for Students