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The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts. To that end, YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2018 Prize cycle, which offers support in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing. Deadline is October 12, 2018. To learn more, click here.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence, and enhances quality of life. The foundation’s Access for Athletes program is designed to reduce the financial impediments to participation in sports, ensuring that challenged athletes are not left on the sidelines because they can’t afford expensive equipment or training costs. Through the program, grants will be awarded to physically challenged athletes for the purchase of equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis, and sports prosthetics and/or to help cover the costs of training and competition expenses. Grant amounts will average about $1,000. Deadline is November 2, 2018. To learn more, click here.

The American Association on Health and Disability makes awards annually to deserving students with a disability who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (at least a sophomore in college) at an accredited university in an area related to health and disability, including but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education, or other majors that impact quality of life for persons with disabilities. Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded in late January/early February 2019. Deadline is November 15, 2018. To learn more, click here.

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards seek to recognize teens who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond. The awards celebrate teens who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects that embody the values of tikkun olam. Teen projects may benefit either the Jewish community or the general community. Up to fifteen teens will be acknowledged for their inspirational actions with an award of $36,000 to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education. To be eligible, nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of nomination, be working to repair the world in a leadership capacity, be volunteering without any compensation, and self-identify as Jewish. Deadline is January 8, 2019. To learn more, click here.

Do Something – multiple scholarship opportunities available throughout the year. To learn more, click here.

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