The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) Academic Scholarships
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|Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship
In honor of Lisa Hansen-Yarussi who fought bravely a 15 year battle with a rare neurodegenerative brain disease we are honored to offer the Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship this year. An undergraduate student or students or students studying in Washington with Brain Injury will be awarded a scholarship in memory of Lisa’s life. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a full time student or students (pro-rated for part time students based on credit load) paid to the institution on behalf of the students after acceptance into accredited vocational, technical school, college or university.Eastern Washington Student Scholarship
Each year a full time student, or part time students, studying in Eastern Washington will be selected to receive this scholarship. This is a one-time only scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a full time student or students (pro-rated for part time students based on credit load) paid to the institution on behalf of the students after acceptance into accredited vocational, technical school, college or university.
Higher Education/Professional Scholarship
|Deadline – June 30th, 2016:
Applicants must submit an application with attachments postmarked no later than June 30th, 2016 for consideration for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarship recipients will be notified within 60 days of this deadline. Only the recipients will be notified. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Attachments Check List:
□ Verification of brain injury for applicants to the “Lisa Hansen-Yarussi Western Washington Annual Scholarship” and the “Eastern Washington Student Scholarship” (Verification of brain injury can be in the form of medical records or a vouching from the BIAWA staff, board members, or support group facilitator).
□ Verification of Brain Injury as area of educational interest for “Higher Education/Professional Scholarship”
□ Proof of acceptance/enrollment
□ Applicant’s most recent academic transcript □ One letter of recommendation from a colleague, educator or supervisor
Scholarship deadline is June 30th 2016. This is a one-time scholarship. Recipient will not receive multiple awards. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of funds available and applicant eligibility. The BIAWA will not discriminate regardless of ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. Recipients are selected through an application process. Recipients may only use the scholarships to attend an accredited vocational, technical school, college or university. All scholarships are paid to the institution on behalf of the student and are paid in full for the fall quarter.
BIAWA reserves the right to distribute The Scholarship between multiple eligible applicants.
Call the Brain Injury Association of Washington at 877-982-4292 to find out about Academic Scholarships.
Join BIAWA for their 8th Annual Art Show! Opening night is June 23 and runs through September 2016 at the University of Washington. RSVP Here!
BIAWA’s 6th Annual Walk, Run & Roll for Thought is just a month and a half away on Sunday, April 3rd! Join us at Green Lake for a morning of celebration and awareness.
When: Sunday, April 3rd
Where: Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N. Seattle, WA 98115
Registration Opens: 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 AM
Walk Begins: 10:15 AM
BIAWA BRAIN INJURY ART SHOW JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2016
ARTISTS SUBMIT TODAY!
BIAWA welcomes and encourages artists of all ages and abilities living with Brain Injury to exhibit their work in our 8th Annual BIAWA Brain Injury Art Show. This is an opportunity to showcase the work of artists in our community who have had to adjust their lives because of brain injuries caused by trauma, stroke, or other health conditions.
For more information contact Pauline at BIAWA toll free at 877-982-4292 or 206-467-4800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org