Education Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for the Down Syndrome for El Paso Education Scholarship, you must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants must have Down Syndrome
  2. Applicants must live in El Paso county
  3. Scholarship funds must be applied toward tuition at a university, community college, or post-secondary institution, including institutes of technology, vocational and trade schools. This includes certificate, degree and non-degree programs. (Note: the programs must be located within the United States.)
  4. Individuals who were previously awarded a scholarship may apply the following year, but new applicants will be given priority.

The following items are required for the application:

  1. A completed online application
  2. A copy of the applicant’s high school transcript
  3. A Written Essay (or video)
    Please answer the following questions within you essay or video:
    • What are your educational goals for the next five years?
    • What are your personal goals for the next five years?
    • How will this educational opportunity help you achieve your goals?
    • What else can you tell us about your journey that got you where you are today?
  4. One letter of recommendation from a non-family member
  5. Additional items such as pictures, artwork, poetry or other supplemental materials
Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso