The Whelan Foundation’s mission is to award grants to support the higher educational goals of its recipients. It is our goal to equalize opportunities for recipients on Long Island that are normally denied them because of cost.
1. Students must be at least graduating high school seniors from Long Island who are enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited college/university in the United States, or continuing education to pursue a degree in the field of special education, occupational therapy, speech pathology, or other behavioral-focused majors.
2. Students must demonstrate financial need.
3. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
4. Students must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
5. Students must maintain a full-time enrollment and be in good standing with their college to have the award renewed for the academic year.
6. Students must be enrolled in a program at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in education.
7. Students must complete and document a minimum of 80 hours in volunteer hours working in the area of special education for their high school career.
8. Student must rank in the top 20% of their senior class.
9. Student must continue to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) during their college career. Grades are to be submitted every semester to The Whelan Foundation.
- 3.5 Minimum GPA
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Transcript required
- Financial need analysis required
- Essay required
- Recommendations or references required