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Jan La Belle Florida Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by Family Network on Disabilities

Value: $15,000
Awards Available: 2
Deadline : Feb 15, 2024

The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program was established in 2009 to provide a financial resource to individuals with disabilities who desire to pursue their personal and career goals through attendance at a post-secondary institution.

One or more Jan La Belle Scholarship winners are selected annually for a total possible non-renewable award.  Award amounts are based on several factors, including available funds and number of eligible applicants.  The Jan La Belle Scholarship offers the following two application options for individuals with disabilities:

Option A Academic (Standard Diploma)

  • Meeting of all Florida FSA standards or approved Disability Portfolio;
  • Community service leadership or involvement; and
  • Receipt of any other scholarship awards.

Option B Career or Trade Skill Development

  • Accomplishments in field of interest;
  • Community service leadership or involvement; and
  • Receipt of any other scholarship awards.


  • A 2.5 GPA must be maintained at a post-secondary institution during the period of the scholarship award.
  • No criminal activity, arrests or convictions may occur.
  • Acceptable attendance must be maintained.

In lieu of Florida FSA scores, applicants may submit an alternative method (disability portfolio) that provides evidence of meeting state academic standards. This portfolio includes a sampling of artifacts or materials (i.e., personal achievements, work samples, other assessment results, letters by school or district officials, report cards, progress reports, Individualized Education Plans (IEP), etc.) that represent the applicant’s successful advancement through grade levels.


  • Applicant must be an individual with a disability.
  • Applicant must be a Florida resident.
  • Applicant must be an individual 16 to 24 years of age who is entering as a first-time student at any institution of higher learning, whether academic or vocational.


  • Two letters of reference from someone other than a family member, relative, or personal friend. Suggestions include: a current or former teacher, employer, etc. The content of the letters should address your commitment to learning, personal or professional advancement, and service.
  • Verification of Disability Form (form is attached as part of this application);
  • High School transcript; and
  • Proof of accomplishments, including in field of interest, such as certificates, awards, letters of commendation, post-secondary acceptance letters, etc.

If applying for Option A, applicants must also provide:

Standardized test scores or approved disability portfolio

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