DID YOU KNOW?
Each year, Manasota BUDS offers scholarships to its members on a first come/need basis. Below are just a few examples of scholarships that are available to our Manasota BUDS members:
Recreational Scholarships can be used for individuals with Down syndrome to participate in activities such as camps, organized sports, classes, clubs, etc.
Educational scholarships can be used for family members to attend local, state, or national conferences, seminars and workshops that address issues pertaining to Down syndrome.
Parent Scholarships can be used for parents of children with Down syndrome to attend local, state, or national conferences, seminars and workshops that address issues pertaining to Down syndrome.
Professional Scholarships can be used for teachers, therapists, and paraprofessionals, etc. to attend local, state, or national conferences, seminars and workshops that address issues pertaining to Down syndrome.
APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP
If you would like to utilize one of our scholarships, please download and fill-out the application in entirety. Completed forms may be scanned/emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to us at 8374 Market Street, Box 113, in Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. See information below for additional details.
Submitted applications are subject to approval by the Board of Directors of Manasota BUDS, Inc.
When the scholarship funds are depleted, scholarship offerings will conclude until the following year.
If seeking scholarship reimbursement for a past event within this calendar year, we ask that you complete the application and send an invoice/bill (to send funds directly to the program, doctor, etc.) or a receipt to reimburse the scholarship awardees along with the scholarship application.
Manasota BUDS will not accept invoices/bills/receipts from a third party. We ask that the invoice/bill/receipt be submitted from the family that is requesting the scholarship. Manasota BUDS can not be held responsible for invoices/bills/receipts that are received after the conclusion of the calendar year, or are received after scholarship funds have been exhausted.
**Please allow time for approval and/or reimbursement. This can take several weeks depending on the time of year. Please remember that Manasota BUDS consists of a volunteer board of mostly parents.