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The Arc of Bristol County is pleased to announce new Scholarship opportunities for 2018


Arc Strong Empowerment Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is targeted to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to the human services field, through their friendships, mentoring, volunteering and leadership that fosters greater inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The scholarship is intended to empower these individuals to expand their studies, thereby, building their advocacy skills for the future.  Scholarships are available to students in Bristol County, MA or Northern RI, who seek studies in the areas of special education, psychology, social work, political science, social justice and/or related fields. Arc Strong Scholarship funds may be used for a variety of needs. Scholarship awards may be up to $500.




Independent living, personal satisfaction and lifelong growth is a vital aspect of adult daily life. With that in mind, The Arc of Bristol County would like to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by improving their lives through independence, experience or continued education. Scholarships are available to anyone with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Bristol County, MA or Northern RI that have a demonstrated, genuine need for new household items, access to the community, travel or education.  William wanted his friends to “have”. 


Important instructions and information for Applicants:

1)    Both pages of the application form must be completed. Sign and date the application form where indicated.

2)    Applicants can attach up to (1) additional page for Personal Statement.

3)    Arc Strong Scholarship award winners may need to provide tax identification information.

4)    Applications should be mailed to:  The Arc of Bristol County, Arc Strong Scholarship Committee, 141 Park Street, Attleboro, MA  02703.  Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2018.

5)    Email submissions should be sent to: with the subject line: Arc Strong Scholarship

6)    Awards will be announced at The Arc Strong event on July 15, 2018.  


Arc Strong Scholarships 2018 Application Form


Last Name: _____________________ First Name: ___________________ Middle Initial: ___


Residence address:  (this must be a street address; NO post office or rural box)

Street: __________________________________________________ Apt (if any) ___________

City: __________________________________State:__________________Zip_____________

Telephone number where you can be reached: (_______) ______________________________


Current school information:

Your current year in school: ______________________________________________________

Name of school: _______________________________________________________________

Street: _______________________________________________________________________

City: ________________________________State: _____________________Zip:____________



References:  Please provide two reference names with contact information and relationship

Name                                                         Relationship                                     Phone

1.    _________________________     ____________________               ________________

2.    _________________________     ____________________               ________________


Scholarship Type:  

                    _____Arc Strong Empowerment                _____William Jackson Dream Fund











Personal Statement:  Please provide a brief statement introducing yourself, why you think you are deserving of scholarship and how you would use the scholarship funds, if awarded.  You can attach up to (1) additional page. 




























Your signature: _______________________________      Date:_________________




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