About the Scholarship

Arc of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants is authorized by The Arc of Washington Trust Fund. The establishment was set up in 1950 to give financial assistance to research into scholarly and other developmental disabilities. 

The foundation had a strategic 'To support research recognizing issues influencing people with scholarly and developmental inabilities, to help projects improving their lives, and to help the instruction and preparing of network individuals working with the I/DD population'


What are the basic requirements needed while applying for this grant?

  • The applicants must provide a Letter of Intent – identifying the investigator(s), institutions involved.

  • One page summary of the intended research and its potential impact must be submitted by the applicants.

  • The students applying for this grant must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

  • Students must demonstrate financial need to meet the eligibility.


Arc of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $10000 which is non-renewable and the award is for a two-year project period.

  • The number of awards offered by this scholarship varies depending on the availability of funds.


Deadline info

The applications are to be presented before the end of August 15, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other data are accessible online on the Arc of Washington Trust Fund website. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • The award is available to applicants with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

  • The applicant must be a resident of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, or Idaho.