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WHAT IS THIS?
FARE-Cle Community Fund will be providing three (3) scholarships of up to $1000.00 each in 2019 to help subsidize transportation for individuals aged 21 and older with intellectual or mental health disabilities that prevent them from utilizing standard means of public transportation for engagement in the community.
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED?
The FCCF Scholarship recipient will be able to schedule transportation with drivers from FARE-Cle, paying only $5.00 for each round trip ride. The FCCF Scholarship money will be considered prepayment for the remainder of the cost. When the value of the subsidized rides is equal to the amount of the scholarship, the scholarship will be terminated.
WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS DUE?
Applications for 2019 are due March 1, 2019. Families will be notified of FCCF Scholarship acceptance by March 31, 2019.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE FARE-CLE COMMUNITY FUND SCHOLARSHIP?
Any Rider, age 21 and older, intending to use FARE-Cle services for engagement in community activities or work in accordance with the User Agreement listed on the FARE-Cle website, www.fare-cle.org. Riders receiving aid must be enrolled and are expected to attend activities as scheduled. Missing a ride for any reason will deduct the cost of the ride from the scholarship amount.
HOW IS THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED AND HOW OFTEN?
The FCCF Scholarship is limited to a maximum of $1,000 per year/per family and is based upon financial need. Applicants must submit the proper verification documents at the same time as submission of the scholarship application. Renewal of the FCCF Scholarship each year is not automatic; therefore, it is necessary to reapply each year for the next one. The FCCF Scholarship is used to pay for transportation only and is not applied to registration or other fees associated with the event the Rider is attending.
HOW DO I APPLY?
You may apply for the FCCF Scholarship by mail, or by attaching documents to an email. Any application that does not come with required verifications will not be considered. Do not send originals, only copies of the originals. The verifications will NOT be returned. Send information to FCCF, 33055 Shadowbrook Dr. Solon, Oh 44139 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WILL RECEIVE ASSISTANCE?
All applicants will receive an official award letter from FARE-Cle Community Fund with notification of approval or denial of the FCCF Scholarship. The applicant has 30 days from the date of the official award letter to register for rides. After this date the FCCF Scholarship award is withdrawn and no longer valid.
Be aware – Rides are dependent on the availability of the driver.
FCCF SCHOLARSHIP recipients will be required to participate in pre/post scholarship interviews or surveys. Data will be collected regarding frequency of use and destination. All identifying information will be removed when data is shared.
Rider or Financially Responsible Party is obligated to pay $5.00 per ride in a timely manner according to the User Agreement. Failure to do so will terminate the FCCF Scholarship.
All Riders will be required to sign a User Agreement to engage the services of drivers for FARE-Cle.
Please complete all pages of the application.
It is important that you include all verifications with your application. Please do not send originals, only copies of the originals.
**Please send any questions to email@example.com.