Plymouth Commission on Disabilities Scholarships - Academic Year 2022-2023
The Plymouth Commission on Disabilities (PCOD) serves as a resource to the Town of Plymouth community to address accessibility, equal rights, and other issues of concern to people with disabilities. Consistent with its mission, the PCOD may provide information, referrals, and guidance to individuals, public agencies, businesses, and organizations in all matters pertaining to disabilities. Please see the Commission's full mission statement on the Town of Plymouth website.
This spring the PCOD will begin the process to award up to four individual one-time scholarships to persons with disabilities. Each scholarship will be $1,000 and will be available to students who have demonstrated financial need. The applicants must be enrolled in a Plymouth public high school and have a documented disability.
The PCOD Scholarships will be awarded to persons with a documented disability. A disability is defined by the American Disabilities Act (ADA), the Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The disability definitions and other helpful information can be found on the IDEA and DESE websites.
The scholarships are intended to help a graduating high school student enroll in a post-secondary program. The program may be in a two or four- year college, a career or technical school, or a specialized program for persons with disabilities.
The program should be one that will help the student obtain the education, training, or life skills necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. The PCOD members will consider the following selection criteria, which will be applied by the scholarship awards committee:
Successful completion of a Plymouth high school program.
Town of Plymouth residency.
A letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or other professional employee of the Plymouth public school system.