DAN MCLEOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
MATERIALS TO BE RECEIVED BY THE
UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA: June 15, 2013
It is with great love and hope that we introduce you to William Daniel (Danny) McLeod, Jr. Danny had an outgoing, engaging personality and enjoyed life to the fullest. Many knew him as a dear friend, a devoted member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, a great neighbor, and a loving husband and father. Some knew him as an outstanding photographer. Until he decided to give it up, Danny was one of the most sought after wedding photographers in Pensacola.
For the last 25 years of his life Danny (Dan as his UWF colleagues called him) was employed with the University of West Florida. In his last position he was Coordinator of Computer Systems in the Information Technology Services department. In this position Dan was responsible for managing the software application that supported the Internet based educational programs of the university.
In late 2001, Danny was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better know as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Danny continued to work long after his diagnosis and showed tremendous courage and determination as his disease gradually took away his ability to function. He found unique and clever means to overcome many of his growing disabilities and he never lost the ability to make us smile. He was truly an inspiration to those who knew him and especially those who worked with him.
The Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship was founded to honor and remember Danny McLeod and to offer help to students who may be struggling with a visible or invisible disability. We understand the special challenges facing many disabled students and our hope is to lessen the financial challenge.
Our only request is that the recipients of the Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship strive to be a positive example and inspiration to every student and employee of the University of West Florida. Please continue Danny’s legacy of hard work and unbreakable spirit.
Denise & Kylie McLeod
The Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship is a competitively awarded scholarship which is available to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who attend the University of West Florida (UWF). Students must adhere to the following application guidelines in order to qualify for consideration.
Grade point average and disability will be verified by the University’s Student Disability Resource Center.
Students should contact the SDRC at (850) 474-2387 for clarification of requirements.
Applicants must submit the following in order to be considered:
Application, personal statement, and letters of reference must be received by the SDRC no later than June 15, 2013.
All applicants will be notified of their status as a Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship recipient. Notification letters will be e-mailed by the second week of August to the e-mail address specified on the Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship application.
IF SELECTED, RECIPIENT WILL:
After verification of enrollment, the University of West Florida will disburse the award equally over the fall and spring semesters to the eligible Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship recipient. The dollar amount of the award is contingent upon available funds, but will be no less than $400 per semester.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Contact the Student Disability Resource Center, located in building 19, room 100D on the UWF main campus, at (850) 474-2387.
Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship
2013-2014 Application Form
This form and supporting application materials must be received by the Student Disability Resource Center no later than June 15, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
DAN MCLEOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS
1. Notification to all current students registered with SDRC regarding the Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship for the upcoming fall term is e-mailed mid-March.
2. An introductory letter and applications are e-mailed to local high schools and community colleges.
3. A folder is created for all applicants who return required documents.
4. A check list is created for each folder.
5. Selected recipient is e-mailed a letter of award and acceptance form.
6. The Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee will meet 1-2 times a year. The first meeting will consist of a review of all candidate applications meeting the minimum criteria. The second meeting may consist of an interview with the top candidates.
7. The Selection Committee will consist of two voting representatives from the UWF ITS Department and one voting representative from the Financial Aid Office. Also on the committee, as non-voting members, may be one or more representatives from the family of Dan McLeod, and a representative from the Student Disability Resource Center.
To: All students
From: Office for Disability Accommodation
Subject: Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship
The Dan McLeod Memorial Scholarship application materials are available online at the Student Disability Resource Center website: http://uwf.edu/sdrc/studentresources/mcleodscholarship.cfm. Students who are interested in applying for this scholarship must complete and return the following documents no later than June 15, 2013:
For additional information, please contact the Student Disability Resource Center (19/100D) or call (850) 474-2387.
Dan McLeod Memorial