The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley offers scholarship
PARKERSBURG — The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley is offering a scholarship for local students pursuing a career in a field that improves the lives of people with disabilities.
Scholarships will be available of up to $2,000 for fulltime students and $1,000 for parttime students.
Application deadline is June 1. An online application is at http://thearcmov.org.
“Young people are the heart of our community and we are happy to make an important investment in their education,” Liz Ford, executive director of The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley, said. “People with disabilities need well-educated advocates, teachers, and service providers who understand their unique needs and will both listen to them and support them in reaching their goals.”
Previous scholarship recipients work in speech therapy, occupational, nursing and special education.
“We feel fortunate to give back to our community by supporting students with a desire to work with people with disabilities,” Ford said. “The mission of The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley is to ensure a satisfying and productive life for the citizens we serve with intellectual, cognitive and related developmental disabilities and their families.”