Grants & Scholarships

ONLINE APPLICATION LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Before completing the application please review the following information:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY AUGUST 31, 2022.

Click here for a printable version of the 2022 PossAbilities Grant Application

For more information please email possabilities@llu.edu or call 909-558-6384.

2022 GRANT & SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Hello member of PossAbilities! We are pleased that you have decided to apply for assistance through our grant and scholarship program. The purpose of a PossAbilities grant or scholarship is to provide support for our members to improve the quality of life, assist in the reintegration of those with disabilities into the community and society, and to meet the specific needs of our members.

This application is designed to help determine your eligibility for a grant or scholarship, to provide a way for you to apply for an award, and to provide information as to how awards are granted. Please work through the application and follow all instructions. Your application must be complete to be considered. Use the Checklist worksheet on page 4 & 5.

 

What type of funding is available?
Funding can be awarded to members for the following:

·         Equipment to improve quality of life

·         Accessibility grants (Not to exceed $15,000)

·         Educational scholarships (Not to exceed $5,000)

·         Travel to and/or participation in adaptive sporting events

·         Other needs specific to the disabled population

 

IF YOU RECEIVE A GRANT, YOUR ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AT THE CELEBRATION DINNER ON DECEMBER 11, 2022 IS REQUIRED.

Who can apply?
Any member of PossAbilities may apply based on the guidelines listed below.  A friend or family member may also apply on behalf of a PossAbilities member, as long as the PossAbilities member is willing to sign a release of liability if selected to receive support.

Members: A PossAbilities member is anyone with a disability who submits an application for membership and is enrolled in the program.  Members are entitled to full benefits and are eligible to apply for grants and scholarships in support of needs they are not able to meet otherwise.  Requests for funds to be used as supplemental income or to pay for medical care can not be provided by PossAbilities.

How are awards granted?
Awards are distributed directly to an organization, school, or company providing the resource for the PossAbilities member. PossAbilities does not give money directly to any individual. Awards are determined based on the applicant’s level of involvement in the program, longevity of membership, need, and potential impact on the applicant’s life.

 

When can I apply?
Applications may be submitted to PossAbilities from June 10th through August 31st.  An application that is mailed must be postmarked by 11:59 pm on August 31st.  The application may be completed online or downloaded for printing at www.teampossabilities.org.
How do I submit an application?
You may submit your completed application in one of the following ways:

1.     Via mail to:

PossAbilities

25455 Barton Road, Suite 109A

Loma Linda, CA 92354

Attn: Christina Nieto

2.     Via email to cnieto@llu.edu
Subject Line:  Grants and Scholarships Application

3.     Via online application at www.teampossabilities.org

What happens after I submit the application?
Once your completed application is submitted, you will be notified in writing that your application was received. You will be notified of an award or denial no later than September 30th.
Who decides?
A review panel consisting of PossAbilities staff and members of the community will review, vote, and decide on awards for applicants. It is the intention and purpose of PossAbilities to thoughtfully consider all applications.  While all needs are relevant, the quantity and diversity of the awards are dependent upon available funds.
Can I apply more than once?
Due to the number of requests and the diversity of the needs of our members, you may only submit one application per calendar year.  Past recipients of funding are not eligible to be considered for a PossAbilities grant or scholarship for two years from when they received funding.  Applicants awarded an accessibility grant must wait three years.  This ensures that PossAbilities is able to assist as many members as possible.

 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

Are you a member of PossAbilities?
YES                  NO        STOP! Only members are eligible to apply.  If you selected NO, please contact the PossAbilities office regarding membership.
Do you have a disability?
YES                   NO       If you selected NO, you are not eligible to apply.
Can you confirm that your need is not for support to pay medical or personal bills and/or expenses?
YES                   NO       STOP!  If you answered NO to this question, please contact the PossAbilities office for support. A grant or scholarship cannot provide for                                             basic and/or personal expenses.
Does your request fall into one of the categories listed below?
YES                  NO         Adaptive equipment, Mobility need, Educational scholarship, Athletic activity, Travel to and/or participation in a sporting event
Are you an active member of PossAbilities?
YES                   NO

STOP!
  If you answered NO to this question, you are not eligible for a grant or scholarship. Funding is  limited and only active members qualify for a grant or scholarship. .
You are required to attend the PossAbilities Annual Celebration Dinner taking place on December 11, 2022. Are you able to attend?
YES                   NO

STOP!  If you answered NO to this question, you are not eligible for a grant or scholarship.

If you answered YES to ALL of the questions above, you are eligible to complete an Application. Proceed to the application or click on the link below to fill out a paper application.

Click here for a printable version of the 2022 PossAbilities Grant Application


NOTE: Your application will be considered incomplete if any required documentation is missing. Incomplete applications will not be considered for an award.

COMPLETE GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION BELOW

Sorry. This form is no longer available.