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ACRES Scholarship

The ACRES Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES).

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Minimum: $500, Average: $800, Maximum: $1000
Application Deadline: 10-Dec
Requirements: "Applicant must be a certified teacher employed (or have been employed) by a rural school district, be working with students with disabilities or be "retooling" for work in special education, be pursuing a goal of increasing skills in special education, and be a U.S. citizen. Selection is based upon application, essay, and letters of reference. Award includes a one-year honorary membership in ACRES."
Eligibility: Other

Sponsorship provided by:

American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES)
Kansas State University, 2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 226
Manhattan, KS 66502-2912
Email Address:
Phone Number: 785 532 2737
Fax Number: 785 532 7732

You can find out more by contacting:

Judy Weyrauch

It will help if you spend time looking into the latest information on the scholarship. Getting the greatest odds of success is a result of initially researching the prerequisites and then determining if you qualify. Prior to starting, figure out the reason for involvement of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) and their reason for offering the ACRES Scholarship. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, make sure you have a reasonable chance to receive the scholarship. Once you believe that you have a decent shot of actually being a recipient of the ACRES Scholarship, then it is useful to use your time.

A vital part of applying for the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Applications can sometimes be time consuming and boring, but it is absolutely critical that your work was done correctly and completely. You don't want to be denied because of some minor point.

After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the ACRES Scholarship confers the award and distributes the money so that you can know if you can rely on the scholarship to help meet the expenses associated with school and what assistance it will provide, since there might be constraints in what can be paid with the ACRES Scholarship. Recently it has become more burdensome to handle all of your financial needs, and being awarded the ACRES Scholarship as a supplement to your own resources is often invaluable. If you don't end up getting the ACRES Scholarship, keep at it, you can find different scholarships for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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