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Scholarships

The AT&T Ability ERG is extremely pleased to announce the 18 winners of our 2019 scholarship program! Every year this scholarship is open to high school seniors and college undergraduate students and is awarded based upon a number of criteria – an essay on questions concerning the disabled community, academic credentials, extracurricular activities, leadership, awards and achievements, and work experience. As in past years, many more were deserving than our budget allowed. Please join us in congratulating these 18 very deserving $1,000 award winners!

NameHomeHigh School or UniversityMajor / Minor
Ms. Emily FergusonHoschton, GA Clemson LifeCertificate of Postsecondary Education
Mr. Connor CampbellRancho Santa Fe, CAUniversity of Alabama BirminghamNeuroscience
Mr. Vishva NatarajanNorcross, GANorcross High SchoolBiology
Ms. Rosa AzzatoHarrisburg, PACentral Dauphin High SchoolOccupational Therapy
Ms. Kathryn RoheCoppell, TXUniversity of Oklahoma Marketing
Mr. Albert Liu St. Louis, MO Emory UniversityNeuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Mr. Lonnie EasleyCordova, TNHouston High SchoolBiomedical Science
Ms. Jennifer LimCypress, CAJohn F. Kennedy High SchoolMathematics
Ms. Shannon HartyPlainfield, IL St. Ambrose University Elementary/Special Education
Ms. Lucy GibbonsEau Claire, WIMemorial High SchoolPsychology
Ms. Kaitlin BalasaygunFreehold, NJFreehold High SchoolFine Arts/Photography
Ms. Rylee ClintonFort Worth, TX Abilene Christian UniversityElementary Education
Mr. Donnie MinorNaperville, IL Waubonsie Valley High SchoolDigital Media/Journalism/Broadcasting
Ms. Reshmika MansukhaniSacramento, CA Inderkum High SchoolBusiness Management
Ms. Erica LoftonMilwaukee, WI University School of Milwaukee (HS)Political Science / Art
Ms. Armaan VermaCumming, GA South Forsyth High SchoolBiology
Ms. Emily HuangHolmdel, NJ High Technology High SchoolChemical Engineering
Ms. Cassandra PostRoswell, GA Roswell High School International Affairs/French/Economics



Do you have an immediate family member (high school senior or college undergraduate) who is attending or planning on attending an undergraduate degree program in 2020? If so, you should make them aware of the Ability Scholarship Program. Applications will be opening again in late 2019.

Questions about the application process can be emailed to scholarship@abilityerg.org.

  • The application consists of providing an official school transcript, information about extra-curricular activities, employment and achievements/awards, and an essay (choice of 2 – 500 word recommended length).
  • Information about extra-curricular activities, employment and achievements/awards can include both high school and college years.
  • High School applicants also need to provide either an acceptance letter from a college OR a letter from a HS guidance counselor simply stating that the applicant intends to attend college in 2019.
  • Letters of recommendation are NOT required nor considered in the evaluation process.
  • Transcripts MUST be OFFICIAL – applicants providing UNOFFICIAL transcripts will be disqualified from consideration.
  • HS seniors taking dual enrollment classes ONLY need to provide an official HS transcript, not any from a college – the HS transcript should show the dual enrollment classes and their associated grades.
  • Applicants must approve a release authorizing Ability to use the applicant’s name on the Ability website and in the Ability newsletter.

The above requirements may vary prior to the launch of the next scholarship application process.