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SPARC Scholarship Programs

We believe that everyone deserves the chance to thrive and participate in our transformative programs. That's why we're excited to offer scholarship opportunities to individuals who may face financial barriers but have a strong desire to engage in our enriching activities.

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Empowering BIPOC Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities


At SPARC, we believe that diversity is our strength, and inclusivity is our driving force. We are proud to announce the launch of the SPARC Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, an initiative aimed at empowering young adults from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities who are living with developmental disabilities. We are committed to creating a world where every individual, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to flourish and unlock their full potential.


Our Mission:

SPARC (Special Programs & Resource Connection) enhances the lives of people with developmental disabilities through high-quality therapeutic recreation activities. Participants work on skill development in a nurturing social community that does not otherwise exist in their lives.


Why This Scholarship Matters:

Wee are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates the unique qualities and talents of all individuals. Through our transformative programs, we strive to unlock the limitless potential that lies within each participant. We believe that by offering educational and empowering opportunities, we can build a society where everyone's voice is heard, respected, and valued.


We recognize the unique challenges that young adults with developmental disabilities face, especially within BIPOC communities. The SPARC Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship is designed to bridge the gap and provide these deserving individuals with the resources and support they need to participate in our life-changing programs.


What the Scholarship Offers:

The SPARC Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship offers selected recipients the chance to join our cutting-edge programs, where they can engage in a wide range of enriching activities, including:


  • Skill Development: Participants will have the opportunity to develop and enhance essential life skills, empowering them to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

  • Community Engagement: SPARC emphasizes the power of community and social connection. Through our programs, scholars will build meaningful relationships and create a supportive network.

  • Creative Expression: We believe in the power of creativity to uplift and inspire. Participants will have access to artistic and expressive outlets, nurturing their creativity and self-expression.

  • Education and Training: SPARC programs offer specialized education and training modules, equipping participants with valuable skills and knowledge to thrive in various aspects of life.


Eligibility Criteria:

- Identify as a member of a BIPOC community.

- Be a young adult (age 18-25) with a developmental disability.

- Display a passion for personal growth and development.

- Demonstrate financial need.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply for the SPARC Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship by submitting the following:


1. A personal statement highlighting their background, aspirations, and how they believe the scholarship will positively impact their life.

2. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor, or community leader who can attest to their character and potential.

3. Proof of financial need.

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