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The 2017 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award package available now!

The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center is proud to offer the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability.

The application is available in two formats for you:

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Application deadline:  Wednesday, February 15, 2016

Eligibility:

ALL North Carolina students with disabilities are eligible for nomination. This includes students enrolled in the Occupation Course of Study, students who will be receiving a Certificate of Graduation and students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study.

SELECTION CRITIERIA

Matthew Carmen Graziadei was a remarkable young man who died in January 1998 at the age of 26. He graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC and was elected to Who’s Who in American High School Students. Matt was a student intern at the Charlotte Mint Museum and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association both locally and statewide. He achieved President’s Honors at Central Piedmont Community College and served in Washington, DC with the US Surgeon General’s Council on Families and Disabilities. Matt also started his own business and was a contractor in facilities, engineering and computer services.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
When asked to define the characteristics that made Matt unique, his family and friends defined the attributes listed below.  These attributes will be the criteria for selecting the winner of this award.

 Determination  reaching above one’s imagination
 Perseverance  remaining steadfast against all odds
 Persistence  starting from scratch and striving until successful
 Dedication  maintaining solid effort and achievement
 Confidence  overcoming obstacles through internal courage
 Motivation     seeing life as a series of opportunities, not obstacles
 Fortitude     keeping going after others have stopped
 Accomplishment  succeeding with on-going new vision
 Excellence  showing exemplary performance
 Quality  leaving a signature/unique mark of excellence

 

NOMINATION ELIGIBILITY:

ALL North Carolina students with disabilities are eligible for nomination. This includes students enrolled in the Occupation Course of Study, students who will be receiving a Certificate of Graduation and students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study.

The award will be presented to the winning student during the student’s high school awards ceremony.  Based on applications received, additional students may be selected as a Finalist and will receive a small check and certificate.

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