Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships

Each year, The Arc New York presents scholarships to individuals pursuing degrees in special education, physical or occupational therapy, or a field related to intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

The deadline for 2018 scholarships has passed. Scholarship winners will be notified soon.

For general information, email Scholarships@TheArcNY.org 

Click on the scholarship name below to access the fillable application.

ARTHUR W. PENSE SCHOLARSHIP - For physical or occupational therapy degree program students.

This $3,000 scholarship is paid in two installments of $1,500 per semester. The funds must be claimed within a four-year period from the time the scholarship is awarded. One scholarship is presented annually. 

JAMES F. REVILLE SCHOLARSHIP - For full-time college students in a program related to the intellectual and developmental disability field such as behavioral sciences, social work, nursing, healthcare administration and management, or psychology.

This $3,000 scholarship per recipient is paid in two installments of $1,500 per semester for any year the student is enrolled in college in a program related to the field of intellectual or other developmental disabilities. The funds must be claimed within a four-year period from the time the scholarship is awarded. Two scholarships are presented annually.

JONATHAN WEINGOLD SCHOLARSHIP - For The Arc New York Chapter employees.

This $3,000 scholarship per recipient is presented annually to four full-time Chapter employees who wish to further their education with the intention of contributing to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The award is paid in two installments of $1,500 per semester. The funds must be claimed within a four-year period from the time the scholarship is awarded.

JOSEPH T. WEINGOLD SCHOLARSHIP - For students enrolled in a New York State degree program, leading to a special education certification.

This $3,000 scholarship per recipient is paid in two installments of $1,500 per semester. The funds must be claimed within a four-year period from the time the scholarship is awarded. Two scholarships are presented annually.

Awards

Each year, The Arc New York presents awards to one volunteer, four direct support professionals, and one self-advocate.

The deadline for the 2018 award nominations is Friday, May 18, 2018.

For general information, email Scholarships@TheArcNY.org. 

Click on the award name below to access the fillable nomination form.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award honors a volunteer member who has shown continued dedication, exemplary service, and advocacy on behalf of individuals who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

THOMAS A. MAUL DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

This award recognizes individuals who consistently demonstrate excellence, creativity and commitment in providing supports to people who have intellectual and other disabilties.

SELF-ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award celebrates the achievements and contributions made by The Arc New York's self-advocates. Nominees and recipients are people who not only use services of The Arc New York, but also help to shape those services in a manner that benefits others.