Left Handed Scholarship 2019

Left Handed Scholarship is for the people who are left handed by birth. An insight on the eligibility requirements, types and needs of Left-handed scholarships is provided in the article below.

Posted by Theres Ann on 13th March 2018

Have you ever felt special for being left-handed? Or the other way felt disappointed for being different in this right-handed world? Then the left-handed scholarships are exclusively for you. These scholarships are offered to less than 10% of the students in the world. Scholarships are the most preferred forms of financial aid among students, as there is no worry over repayment of these aids.

The left-handed scholarship is one of the most interesting types of scholarships offered. These scholarships are offered by both governmental and non-governmental associations.

The right hand is said to be the dominant hand, for almost 90% of the population on this planet. Therefore it is necessary to recognize the difference acquired by 10% of the population on the earth.

The reasons behind left-handedness can be genetic factors, epigenetic factors, prenatal hormone exposure, prenatal vestibular asymmetry and more. Whatever the reason behind the left-handedness is, the left-handers have a reason to be happy in the United States-because they have a government that offers scholarships to the left-handed.

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Eligibility requirements for left-handed scholarships

Though left-handers are provided scholarships, not all left-handers receive scholarships. The scholarships are awarded based on a few eligibility requirements. They are given below.

  • The applicant should either be a citizen of the United States or should be a legal resident.

  • The application should only be made after the completion of secondary high-school education.

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited college.

  • The minimum GPA of the applicant must be 2.5. 

  • The applicant should be an active participant in co-curricular activities.

  • A sample demo of left-handedness should be submitted at the time of application.

  • The candidate should possess leadership qualities and should also have career goals. 

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How to apply for left-handed scholarships?

The left-handed scholarships application deadline for 2019 is in September 2019. The steps for application remains to be the same for all the scholarships.

  • Identify the scholarship that you are applying to.

  • Visit the website of the organization or institution that offers the scholarships

  • Fill in the details accurately. In the case of left-handed scholarships, you would have to present a sample demo to prove that you are left-handed.

  • Submit the application before the application deadline.


Types of Left-handed Scholarships

It is identified that the left-handed people seem to be more creative because the right side of the brain which is responsible for creative abilities controls the left part of the body. Hence the left-handers are identified for being creative and more intelligent. In connection with this quality of theirs, several left-handed scholarships are offered to students. 

Some of the scholarships offered to students are given below.

  • Parry & Pfau Left Handed Scholarships – You need to upload a video of how has been your experience at school being left-handed. Moreover, the applicant has to be a high-school senior or a graduate student who is a US citizen.

    • The scholarship is offered by Pickard Perry PFAU and is offered for law courses for an award amount of $1,500.

    • Current or prospective law student with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 is eligible to apply for the same.

    • The application deadline is in July.

  • James River Church Scholarship award – The scholarship amount is evenly imbursed across 4 semesters and is also awarded $500 if they win in James River Leadership Club Competition.

    • The scholarship is awarded by James River Church and is granted for any course.

    • Graduated High School students are eligible for awarding money of $500.

    • The application for the same ends by March 1 every year.

  • Mary Francis Beckley Scholarship award – The scholarship is worth $1,000-$1,500 and is open to all degrees. The sophomores, juniors or seniors are eligible to apply. The scholarship was first granted in 1979, following which more than 40 students have received benefits of it till date.

    • One important criterion for the scholarship is that the student has to be a part of Juniata College.

  • Midwest Roofing Contractors Association – The scholarship is granted to any degree or certified trade program and awards a variable amount each year. Undergraduate, Graduate and High School Seniors are eligible for the award. The high school student applying for the same should have received a 3.0 GPA or equivalent.

  • Shelton State Community College Scholarship Program – The scholarship is granted to eligible students and employees of the Shelton State Community College. The eligibility criterion is that the student has to be left-handed.

  • DVC Foundation Left handed scholarship is offered to students who are left-handed.

  • Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship is offered to left-handed female undergraduate students and is provided by the Association of Women in Science (AWIS). Students must have a 3.0-grade point average.

  • American Dissertation Scholarships are also offered to the left-handed female undergraduate students and is provided by the American Association of University Women. The scholarship is awarded to those pursuing their studies in the STEM field.


Conclusion

Despite the fact that left-handedness comes with a lot of trouble, left-handed people are the most creative and intelligent. With the variety of scholarships offered the abilities of left-handed students are recognized and promoted. Their unique feature is sometimes a clear indication of how efficient in work they are.


FAQ

  Can left-handed people get disability benefits? 


No, Left-handed people are not termed as disabled. They are naturally using left-hand as a primary tool to do work. The social security network has not listed left-handedness as a disability. 

  Who can apply for a left-handed scholarship? 


Left-handed scholarships can be applied by high school junior or seniors, sophomores (second-year graduate), graduate or undergraduate students who are left-handed. 

  What is the amount paid to a left-handed scholarship awardee? 


The amount depends on the scholarship community you are applying for, but the amount may range between $500 to $5,000

  What are the different other sources of funding?


Check with your college or prospective colleges to see what kinds of scholarships and grants are available, and when the deadline to apply is. Your local library is also a valuable resource, and most usually carry detailed lists of grantors and their selection criteria. You can also check the requirements on our scholarship category. 

  I probably don't qualify for aid. Should I apply for aid anyway?


Yes. Many families mistakenly think they don't qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by failing to apply for it. In addition, there are a few sources of aid such as unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS loans that are available regardless of need. The FAFSA form is free. There is no good excuse for not applying.

  Do I need to be admitted before I can apply for financial aid at a particular university?


No. You can apply for financial aid any time after October 1. To actually receive funds, however, you must be admitted and enrolled at the university.

  Do I have to reapply for financial aid every year?  


Yes. Most financial aid offices require that you apply for financial aid every year. If your financial circumstances change, you may get more or less aid. After your first year, you will receive a 'Renewal Application' which contains preprinted information from the previous year's FAFSA.

Note that your eligibility for financial aid may change significantly, especially if you have a different number of family members in college. Renewal of your financial aid package also depends on your making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, such as earning a minimum number of credits and achieving a minimum GPA.

  Are my parents responsible for my educational loans?


No. Parents are, however, responsible for the Federal PLUS loans. Parents will only be responsible for your educational loans if they co-sign your loan. In general, you and you alone are responsible for repaying your educational loans.

You do not need to get your parents to cosign your federal student loans, even if you are under age 18, as the 'defense of infancy' does not apply to federal student loans. (The defense of infancy presumes that a minor is not able to enter into contracts, and considers any such contract to be void. There is an explicit exemption to this principle in the Higher Education Act with regard to federal student loans.)

However, lenders may require a cosigner on private student loans if your credit history is insufficient or if you are underage. In fact, many private student loan programs are not available to students under age 18 because of the defense of infancy.