2014 UPS for DownS Memorial Scholarship Program

At UPS for DownS we are excited about the opportunity to give young people in our community assistance in pursuing their life goals. We will award 6 individual scholarships totaling $15,000 this year through our scholarship programs. 


Katie MacDonald Memorial Scholarships:

Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to individuals with Down syndrome who are pursuing educational or job training opportunities beyond high school.

Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to individuals who are pursuing a junior college, undergraduate, or graduate degree in a disability related field.


Eric Martinez Memorial Scholarships:   

One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to an individual with Down syndrome whois pursuing educational or job training opportunities beyond high school.

One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is pursuing a junior college, undergraduate, or a graduate degree and has a sibling with Down syndrome.

 

Download application packet here:     PDF     .DOCX


Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014

Scholarship awards will be announced no later than April 22, 2014

 

Contact Mike Reninger, Scholarship Committee Chairman, at

cmreninger@upsfordowns.org with any questions.

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.

Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.