MORRIS COUNTY — Scholarship applications are now being accepted for students with disabilities who are graduating this year. The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of Northern New Jersey, a group of more than 40 state-approved specialized schools serving students with a wide range of disabilities in northern and central New Jersey is proud to sponsor the scholarship.
Understanding the range of barriers that students with disabilities often face, the Alliance is committed to helping students advance their options beyond high school graduation. Scholarship criteria encourages continuing education and training, increased independence, goal setting, and promotes community integration and the use of local resources and supports.
The Connections for the Future Scholarship provides up to $1,000 in financial support and recognition for graduating north Jersey, public school students with disabilities.
Last year, two graduates were awarded the funds and continued their studies in visual arts and special education.
To learn more about and apply for the scholarships, click here. Application deadline for the scholarships is March 1.
The winners will be presented with the scholarships on April 6 at the Alliance’s Annual Spring Conference taking place at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown. The conference is free of charge and open to all community members who are interested in learning more about strategies for advocacy and systems change and will feature keynote speaker, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey.
The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization comprised of state-approved private schools for students with disabilities. The Alliance provides important resources, advocacy assistance, and information for parents, educators, professionals, and others who are interested in helping students receive the special education services they need. The website features a unique “school finder” tool to help visitors locate an appropriate school program. Resources and informative articles on special education topics can be found by clicking here. Families and professionals can also call for information and advocacy support at (973) 407-0596.