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!
Join us for Adaptive Bicycle Day with Outdoors for All, Sunday May 22nd!
We had a blast last year’s event with so many different types of bicycles to fit every accessibility need. Bring the whole family for a day of riding, picnic lunch and fun at Magnuson Park!
RSVP to Desiree at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-schedule your GiveBIG to HeadStrong
NOW until the BIG Day on May 3rd!
Headstrong’s mission is to help children and young adults build great lives after brain injury. As science and medicine advance our knowledge of neuroplasticity and recovery, we know that community engagement and meaningful activities are game-changers after injury. HeadStrong’s Outreach, Social Outings, and Training programs provide vital community connections and education to support the entire family. We collaborate with Harborview, Seattle Children’s, BIAWA, Outdoors for All, Camp Korey, BEST, University of Puget Sound and others to create broad community supports.
Thank You from HeadStrong!
Headstrong is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization that serves children, teens, and young adults living with brain injury and their families. We are based in King County with a second chapter in Tacoma.
Just a couple days left to register for Adaptive Indoor Climbing and Bike Demo Day with Outdoors for All and HeadStrong!
Sunday, April 24th at Magnusen Park, Seattle
RSVP TODAY to Gina Dellino at email@example.com.
Free Respite for Caregivers is available again from Lifespan
You are an unpaid “family” caregiver if . . .
You provide care or support for an adult or child with a chronic or condition that prevents self-care.
You may even be a family member, friend, or neighbor.
Your family member needs support with activities of daily living.
You are not “paid” to support your family member. (Yet for those who are able to receive some financial support, it does not mean they are compensated adequately for their help. They may even have to give up earning an income in order to provide the care needed.
Even though you have made a decision to help your spouse, parent, child, or other loved one, we understand it can take a lot of time, effort and work. You may have become a caregiver suddenly and without warning, or perhaps your role evolved slowly over time. It can even be mentally and emotionally challenging as you balance their needs with your own.
We acknowledge sacrifices you have made. You matter: Clearly, your loved ones need you. And your daily work saves our State billions of dollars every year.
You deserve an occasional break to help you in your important role. You deserve RESPITE.