UPS for DownS is excited about the opportunity to give young people in our community assistance in pursuing their life goals. Currently, UPS for DownS will award four scholarships. For the ?Katie MacDonald Memorial Scholarship, one scholarship scholarship will be awarded to an individual with Down syndrome who is pursuing educational or job training opportunities beyond high school, and another scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is pursuing a junior college, undergraduate, or graduate degree. For the UPS for DownS Sibling Scholarship, one scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is pursuing a junior college, undergraduate, or a graduate degree and has a sibling with Down syndrome. For the Tiffany Diamond Memorial Scholarship, one scholarship ill be awarded to an individual who is pursuing a junior college, undergraduate, or graduate degree in a therapeutic field (e.g. Occupational, Physical, Speech Recreational, Social Work, Psychology).
UPS for DownS was started in the Chicago area over 35 years ago. The organization prides itself on being run and organized entirely by volunteers - mostly parents and family members. We reach far beyond the metro Chicago area, and provide trainings, education, information and community opportunities. We seek to create worlds and communities that are diverse, welcoming and inclusive.