Through The Looking Glass offers college scholarships to students who are the children of a parent with a disability. While approximately 600 students apply every year, there are only 15 scholarships awarded so, if you’re interested, start working on your application and essay, now – the application due date for 2014 is March 17th, which isn’t all that far away.
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. TLG is a disability community based nonprofit organization, which emerged from the independent living movement, and was founded in 1982 in Berkeley, California. Their mission is “To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture.”
In 2011, Through The Looking Glass was one of six grass roots organizations to receive a Herb Levine Legacy Fund Grant from ILRCSF. We applaud their work and encourage others to support them.