De Anza Carl L. Brown Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
This scholarship originated in memory of Carl L. Brown, Founder and Director of The High Tech Center Training Unit for the California Community Colleges, operated through De Anza College. The Center’s work focuses on the development, use and evaluation of all types of assistive technologies, alternate media and web accessibility to support the success of students with disabilities and provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff for classroom use. Carl used a wheelchair as the result of a degenerative neuromuscular disorder that limited the mobility of his limbs, but he never saw his disability as a hardship, only a life circumstance that he changed how he accomplished his goals. This scholarship is for a student who has overcome adversity due to his or her disability and is making use of assistive technologies, alternate media and/or the web to achieving his/her educational, career and life goals.
-Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at De Anza College at the time of application
-Must have completed at least 12 units
-Must have a Disability Verification Form on file with De Anza’s Disability Support Services (DSS)
-Must have a 2.5 GPA
-In your one-page essay, please describe how you have overcome your adversity and how the use of assistive technology has aided you in achieving your educational goals and your vision for success in college and in life.