Today’s Kennesaw State University Academy for Inclusive and Social Growth student is tomorrow’s leaders in the disability community throughout Georgia and across the country. Through the generous support of our donors, community partners and grant opportunities, the Academy offers scholarship opportunities for incoming and returning students. Recipients utilize these funds to offset the cost of attendance. In 2019-2020, the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth awarded 29 students financial support from our donor support, Jill Sloan endowed scholarship, and Homer Allen grant a total of $77,800. In the Fall of 2019, GCDD awarded 18 students a total of $15,000 in scholarships and in the Spring of 2020 awarded 20 students a total of $15,000 in scholarships.
Coming this academic year, 2020-2021, the Academy will be awarding incoming students with a total of $35,000 in scholarships. A new scholarship opportunity exclusively for incoming students, the Academy Incoming Student Scholarships offers these applicants the opportunity to attend the Kennesaw State University Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth demonstrating financial need.
To support our student’s growth, the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth team makes every effort to apply for grants, seek donor support and community partners. Our teams’ goal is to ensure academic growth and success by promoting these scholarship opportunities to our parents and students when applying to the program.
Donor support plays a large role in the continuation of our students’ educational goals. Our donor support ranges from one of founders of the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth to KSU Staff support. In 2019-2020, with the help of our generous donors, the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth awarded over $55,900 scholarships to incoming and retuning students. The Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth leadership team makes every effort to ensure donations receives goes back to our student overall development and growth.
If you would like to become one of our generous donors, please click here to be directed to our donor support website.
Jill Sloan Scholarship
The Jill Sloan, one of the founders of the Academy, endowed scholarship offers Academy students with autism the opportunity to attend Kennesaw State University Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth by awarding two recipients with a $2000 scholarship. Students apply for this scholarship during the academic school year and the scholarship is applied for the following academic year.
Community Partners and Grants
Amerigroup, Academy Community Partner, offers our students opportunities to learn career skills and facilitate engagement in a mentoring day with other community partners. In 2019-2020, Amerigroup, one of our community partners, awarded an ALCD Graduate, Laura Funk a $2,500 scholarship to further her education.
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities grant offers our program funding support for Peer Mentors as well as scholarship opportunities for our students. In 2019-2020, GCDD, Georgia Council on Development Disabilities Grant awarded our program with $30,000 in scholarship funds for all Academy students.
Homer Allen Grant
The Homer Allen grant offers five recipients demonstrating a financial need with $5,000. The $25,000 grant offers incoming and returning students the opportunity to further their academic growth despite financial hardship.