The following scholarship is the sponsored by the Little People of America. The Little People of America is a non-profit organization that brings support, education, and information to people of short stature caused by the medical condition known as dwarfism. Membership to LPA is also to family, relatives, and interested professionals who work with people of short stature. The Little People of America Scholarship Program awards two students with scholarships to fund their college educations (both four year or two year) or for vocational school in the United States. There is also a third scholarship for students studying at the graduate level that can be renewed.
Who is eligible to apply for a Little People of America Scholarship?
Scholarships are open to prospective and current students attending college or vocational school in the United States.
Scholarships are awarded in the following order:
- members of LPA who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism
- immediate family members of dwarfs who are also paid members of LPA
- people with dwarfism who are not members of LPA
This application requires students to craft an essay, so make sure you give yourself time and share your very best writing. The website even reminded applicants to “proofread, proofread, and proofread.” The selection committee also appreciates a thank-you if you win, so make sure you take the time to show how classy you are!
How much are the Little People of America Program Scholarship awards?
Scholarship awards range in value from $250 to $1,000. However, according to the scholarship website, awards of over $1,000 are awarded. Application packets are individually reviewed.
LPA scholarship awards are limited to two awards for undergraduate studies and one for graduate studies. The Ellen Highland Fernandez Graduate Scholarship recipients may re-apply up to two additional times.
When is the scholarship application due?
Applications are due on May 31, 2020.
Best of luck to all students!