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UCT’s scholarship deadlines are coming up!

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 by: David Knapp

Do you have a child or grandchild headed off to college soon? If so, then you know better than just about anyone that a college education is expensive. That’s why UCT is here to help. Is there a senior in your life who could use a four-year scholarship to the college or university of their choice? Do you know a student in their junior or senior year of college or already graduated who wants to teach individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities? UCT offers three different scholarships for the students in your lives. Please note the deadline dates that are coming up fast!

UCT Heaston Scholarships
Thanks to the generosity of member Betty Heaston, the UCT Heaston Scholarship Program was established in 2013 to help high school graduates achieve their dreams of a college education. A major criterion for the scholarships is for applicants to show evidence of hard work and overcoming personal obstacles to achieve their goals. Applicants need to discuss their academic careers and extracurricular activities – and provide examples of hard work, challenges they have had to face, and persistence in the face of adversity. Examples of commitment to community service are also required.

The UCT Heaston Scholarships consist of three scholarships granted to three students annually, each covering four years of undergraduate education. The scholarships are awarded to students with the equivalent of high school senior status. Students must be enrolled and entering a college program in the coming academic year. All funds disbursed are to be used for school-related expenses. The scholarships are:

  • The Jack & Betty Heaston Memorial Scholarship – $6,000 per year for four years
  • The Betty Y. Heaston Memorial Scholarship – $3,000 per year for four years
  • The Jack Heaston Memorial Scholarship – $3,000 per year for four years

Applications are due March 15 and scholarship awards are announced after May 1.

UCT Scholarship Program
UCT has been awarding scholarships through the UCT Scholarship Program to students and teachers seeking degrees or certification in special education since 1960. Now funded by UCT Charities, this program grants around $18,500 each year to students and teachers in the U.S. and Canada to help with their pursuits.

This program is available to the public and applicants must meet specific guidelines. Applications are reviewed monthly and an amount up to, but not to exceed, $2,500 may be granted to any one applicant in any one calendar year. Scholarship assistance is a reimbursement to help cover registration fees, tuition, and textbooks only.

Applications are due by November 15.

The Ann Marshall Scholarship Program
Established in 2020, the Ann Marshall Scholarship Program provides possible scholarship assistance to the members and the children and grandchildren of UCT members pursuing college and/or technical school educations. Applicants must meet specific guidelines to be eligible. The program is supported through donations, and the number and amount of scholarships given each year may vary according to contributions received.

Applications are due by May 1.

All scholarship program guidelines and applications are available for download. If you have questions, want more details, or would like an application emailed or mailed to you, contact Anita Neal at aneal@uct.org or at 800.848.0123 x1100.



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