If you aren’t already aware, the LPA (Little People of America) is giving out a scholarship. However, before we get into that, it is important to understand the organization that you are applying for a scholarship in. The LPA is a nonprofit organization with one sole purpose, to provide support to people of short stature and their families. In order to be a member of the organization you have to be no taller than 4’10″ in stature. However, there is one exception to this membership rule, if you work with or are a relative of a little person than you can become a member of the LPA. Ok, now that you know a little more about the organization lets take a look at the scholarship they offer.
How Much Is It Worth?
One of the most popular things that the LPA does is give out educational scholarships. These scholarships are handed out to students who plan on pursuing a degree at a college or vocational school.
As it stands now, two scholarships will be awarded to undergradutes and one to graduate students. The scholarship amounts can vary but ultimately expect to get anywhere between:
You are eligible to apply for this scholarship if you meet the following qualifications:
- You can be no taller than 4’10″
- Be prepared to write a 500 word statement.
- Have at least 3 letters of recommendation.
- Have your high school and/or college transcripts.
Scholarships by the LPA are given out by preference in the following order:
- Members of the LPA who have been diagnosed with dwarfism.
- Family members of dwarfs who are members of the LPA.
- Non-members of the LPA who have been diagnosed with dwarfism.
To apply for the scholarship please visit this page.
The competition for this scholarship isn’t as fierce as some of the scholarships listed on this website. However, with that being said it is important not to take it for granted. Remember, you are competed against other people who have been diagnosed with dwarfism. By no means is this scholarship going to be a shoe in.