Joseph T. Weingold Scholarship

The Joseph T. Weingold Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled full-time in an education degree program leading to special education certification at a New York college or university. Two $3,000 awards are presented annually in $750 installments.



Nominations are made through the special education division of the college’s education department. All nomination forms must be signed by the department chair. For more information, please visit our website.

Joseph T. Weingold was the prime architect, first president and first executive director of NYSARC. For 30 years, Weingold pioneered policy in New York to significantly shape national policy on developmental disabilities. Weingold advanced the concept that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have a legal status distinct from other disabilities. He originated the concept of a separate state agency responsible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He was one of the primary founders of The Arc of the United States.

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