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2014 Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) Application

Applications must be received by:
Friday, April 11, 2014 (by 5:00pm ET)

Before completing an application please review the award guidelines and an overview of the ADA program.

If you prefer to complete the application in MS Word format, click here to download the application. PDF formats of the ADA Application and Guidelines are also available. Click here for the ADA Guidelines and click here for the ADA Application. Completed applications can be uploaded (for submission) below.

Please respond to the following questions (responses should be enclosed in the application):

Each applicant must submit two (2) letters of reference or support from individuals familiar with the applicant’s work that positively impacts the disability community.

Does your proposed project involve partnering with an organization(s)?

If the implementation or expansion of your project involves partnering with an organization, you must submit a partnership letter from the organization(s) involved.

If you prefer to complete your application in MS Word or PDF format,

Semi-finalists will be contacted for phone interviews.

By submitting an application, you are confirming the following:

  • You are between the ages of 14 and 26
  • You are a person with a disability
  • You currently reside in the United States
  • You are not an employee of The HSC Health Care System or a family member/member of its Board of Directors or the Youth Transitions Collaborative Leadership Council
  • If selected, you are able to attend the ADA Reception on June 12, 2014, in Washington, DC (travel and accommodations will be provided as necessary)
  • If selected, you are willing to participate in a monthly conference call with a staff member of The HSC Foundation (HSCF) and provide status updates on your project
  • If selected, you will provide HSCF with an interim progress report (by December 5, 2014), and a final report (by May 29, 2015) detailing the project’s successes and outcomes, as well as challenges and barriers. The final report shall also include an account of all expenditures for the project
  • You will make every effort to promote the ADA Program and the National Youth Transitions Center in your advocacy work, including your participation in various HSCF activities and/ or activities arranged by HSCF
  • You are providing permission to The HSC Foundation to use photos and materials related to you and your ADA project for marketing/PR, education, and promotional purposes

Incomplete applications and/or applications without two (2) letters of reference and partnership letter(s), if applicable will not receive consideration.

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The HSC Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only. However, we welcome information on organizations, programs and services that assist youth and young people with disabilities and/or their families. If you have something to share, please send us an email.