Ab Irvine Scholarship Program

$2,000Award Amount
2Number of Awards
6/1/2023Submission Deadline

The scholarship fund was created by Ab Irvine, a member of the Albuquerque Club. He is remembered for his help to the athletes who participated in the Special Olympics, and therefore the scholarship is named after him.

The scholarship program aims to train and aid those individuals who seek to build careers in helping children with disabilities as part of its serving the community and making lives better. The award is up to $2,000 for two students to financially support them to complete their education and lessen the burden of college loans and education expenses. It encourages youth to pursue their undergraduate and graduate studies in related courses.

Applicants should demonstrate how impactful they are in helping the lives of others especially children with special needs and demonstrate academic excellence. They need also to demonstrate their career goals and means to give back to society.

Key Information of Ab Irvine Scholarship Program

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Art/Music Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Counseling
  • Deaf/Blind Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Country of Study

  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • Texas

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Ab Irvine Scholarship Program Timeline

March 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on March 1.

June 2023

Submission Deadline

Submission is on June 1.

August 2023

Awards Announcement Date

Submission is in August.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: College Junior – Graduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3
  • Geographic Eligibility: Colorado, New Mexico, Texas
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Essay
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the Ab Irvine Scholarship Program


Maintain academic excellence

The scholarship is given to meritorious students. Maintaining high academic performance will help you to prove your commitment.


Highlight community involvement and programs

Mention the projects and programs that you have been involved in your school or your community. Your acts of compassion and kindness should be highlighted.


Synchronize your career goals and academic courses

An academic course in line with your career goal is essential for the fulfillment of professional ambitions. Mention how your current academic course will help you in your career.


Professional attitude

Review your application before final submission. To avoid rejection check your application for any spelling errors, grammatical errors, and typos.

How the Ab Irvine Scholarship Program is Judged

Applicants are judged based on their academic credentials, essays, and leadership skills by the committee.

Why We Love the Ab Irvine Scholarship Program


Motivating those passionate about helping children

Students, aspiring to help society through their dedicated effort, and kindness, need a high degree of motivation.


Financial support to college and university students

As college and university course fees are high, this scholarship fund will help the students to pay their tuition fees and cover some related expenses.


Winners can add it to résumé

As the scholarship is well recognized in the special child healthcare industry, winners of this scholarship can add it to their résumés when applying for new job opportunities.

5 Facts About Ab Irvine, Scholarship Program


Academic credentials required

The minimum GPA required to be eligible for this scholarship is 3.0. Grade transcripts are required in the application.


Maximum length of essay required to be submitted

The maximum length of the essay required to be submitted is two pages.


Two letters of recommendation required

Two letters of recommendation from the applicant's professor, employer, or advisor are needed to be submitted along with the scholarship application.


Residency requirements and location of institutes

Applicants must be residents of New Mexico, El Paso County, Colorado, and Texas. The institutions must be located in New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas.


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