DSAW is dedicated to supporting families and individuals with Down syndrome through education, information, and the exchange of ideas and experiences. The Beatrice A. Lee Trust helped further our mission by providing funds to enable the establishment of an educational endowment fund. Three categories of potential recipients will be reviewed annually. The first category is dedicated to individuals with Down syndrome seeking postsecondary education. The second category is focused on individuals seeking post-secondary education with a specific educational and vocational desire to aid individuals with Down syndrome. Finally, the third category is dedicated to individuals that currently work in a vocation that aids individuals with Down syndrome and that are seeking funding for continuing education and training with the purpose of furthering their ability to aid individuals with Down syndrome.
To apply, the appropriate portion of the attached form must be completed in full. The information in the form, along with any additional information requested by DSAW, provides DSAW with the information necessary to evaluate and compare applicants. One worthy recipient will be selected per year. Applications are due by December 31 of the current calendar year and notification of an award will be provided by March 31 of the following year. The recipient will receive awards up to $1,800 total to support their desired education.
DSAW is very excited to provide this educational endowment fund and looks forward to the opportunity to provide furthered support to individuals with Down syndrome and those working so diligently on the behalf of individuals with Down syndrome.