Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities Seeks Applications, Nominations for Scholarship and Awards

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Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities Seeks Applications, Nominations for Scholarship and Awards

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2019

The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) is seeking applications for the Gerry Bertier Scholarship, and nominations for the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award and two Disability Awareness Awards presented in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. The deadline for scholarship applications and award nominations is April 30.

Gerry Bertier Scholarship
Applications are being accepted for this merit-based scholarship, awarded to an Alexandria resident or student with a disability who is seeking post-secondary education. 

Nominations are being sought for the following awards:

John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award
This award recognizes an individual who advocates for and contributes to the promotion of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in Alexandria.

Disability Awareness Awards (in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce)

  • Category 1 - This award recognizes an Alexandria business that commits to promoting positive awareness among employees of the needs of customers with disabilities or otherwise makes special efforts to render goods or services accessible to persons with disabilities.

  • Category 2 - This award recognizes an Alexandria business that commits to hiring persons with disabilities or aids employees with disabilities to further their careers.

The awards will be presented at a reception on June 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at City Hall (301 King St.).

For more information, contact Namoode Khan at namoode.khan@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3140. To submit a nomination, or to apply for the Gerry Bertier Scholarship, visit alexandriava.gov/ACPD.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

To request a reasonable accommodation, contact namoode.khan@alexandriava.gov at 703.746.3140 or Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/108467.

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