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Applications Now Being Accepted for Landmark College-HollyRod Foundation Scholarship

Landmark College and the HollyRod Foundation announced scholarship applications are currently being accepted for the 2021-22 academic year with a deadline of Monday, August 16, 2021.

The Landmark College-HollyRod Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a first-year or transfer student with autism who has been accepted to Landmark College; who has demonstrated financial need; and who will be pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree at Landmark College. The award, which will cover tuition through graduation at the College, has an annual value of $61,490.

This is the second time that the College and the HollyRod Foundation have partnered together to offer a scholarship. The first recipient, Reece Rountree-Hanscom, enrolled at Landmark College in the Fall of 2018 and graduated with his B.S. in Computer Science this past May.

“We’re excited to continue this partnership with the HollyRod Foundation and provide a full-tuition scholarship to a deserving student,” says Kevin Mayne, vice president for enrollment management at Landmark College. “Reece graduated with 4.0 G.P.A., and we hope the next recipient equally benefits from our residential model.”

Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the Landmark College-HollyRod Foundation Scholarship by August 16, 2021. In order to be eligible, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted and admitted as a full-time student to Landmark College before August 16, 2021
  • Possess demonstrated need as determined by the Free Application to Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder as determined by a qualified physician or psychologist

Interested applicants should complete an application to Landmark College by visiting www.landmark.edu/apply, where details about other required documentation are provided. For more information, contact the Landmark College Admissions Office at 802-387-6718 or admissions@landmark.edu.

The HollyRod Foundation was founded by actor and activist Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, to support families affected by ASD or Parkinson’s disease. In addition to public awareness campaigns and philanthropic efforts, the foundation has established RJ’s Place, which provides educational and other resources for children diagnosed with ASD and their families. Landmark College honored Robinson Peete with the College’s LD Luminary Award in April 2016, recognizing her efforts to raise awareness of ASD.

Landmark College, one of only two institutions of higher education in the country dedicated to teaching students who learn differently, offers a unique educational model and program engineered exclusively for neurodiverse college students, including college-ready students with ASD. The College has been providing students with the skills and strategies they need to achieve their goals since its founding in 1985.

 

Watch Holly Robinson Peete's message of congratulations to Reece Rountree-Hanscom, the first recipient of the Landmark College-HollyRod Foundation Scholarship, following his graduation from Landmark College with a B.S. in Computer Science in May 2021.

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