First place winner, Jacob Osborn, is presented with a check by Sandra Levine, Santa Fe Civitan Co-President, at the Foundation Meeting in Angel Fire, NM, August 2017
Congratulations to the 2017 Ab Irvine Scholarship Winners: First Place - Jacob Second Place - Sean Kinney Third Place - Alyssa Fierro Guzman
Ab Irvine was an active Albuquerque Club Member who personified Civitan. He also dedicated himself to giving many hours on behalf of Special Olympics. In his legacy, he wished to acknowledge college students who one day, plan to work with children who have special needs. The major fields of study for these students could include (but are not limited to) Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Deaf/Blind Education, Allied Health Professions (i.e., Physical Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, Audiology, Occupational Therapy) and Mental Health Professions (i.e., Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Art/Music Therapy).
Thanks to Ab Irvine and annual donations from District Clubs, the Foundation awards three scholarships ($1,750 - 1st place, $1,000 - 2nd place, $750 - 3rd place) to deserving students who are either a college Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student in one of the fields mentioned above. The winners may use the money towards either tuition or books. The student's grade point average must be 3.0 or higher. The student's legal residence must be within the Great Southwest District (i.e., Colorado, New Mexico, or El Paso County, Texas), but he/she may attend a college or university anywhere in one of these 3 states.
This year's application deadline has passed, and awards were given in August.
Scholarship Qualifications - Application Process
Students currently enrolled as a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student at a college or university anywhere in NM, CO, or TX.
Are legal residents of NM, CO, or El Paso County, TX.
Have career plans to work with children with special needs.
Have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Complete the application form (below) and submit along with a narrative describing your study field (2 pages max); 2 letters of recommendation from professors, advisors, or employers; and an unofficial academic transcript to Christine Winfield: email@example.com, or mail to b Irvine Scholarship Program, c/o The Great Southwest Civitan Foundation, 1458 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505-4028.