The application for 2016 is now closed!!  Please check back in January of 2017 for scholarship funds for the fall of 2017!!!  


Our goal for 2017 is to award Ruby’s Rainbow scholarships to individuals with Down Syndrome seeking higher education or post-secondary enrichment classes. Ruby’s Rainbow scholarships are up to $3,000 per awarded individual, subject to available funds for 2016.

The Maudie’s scholarship is up to $5,000 and is awarded to one select applicant per year. This individual is co-selected by Maudie’s after reviewing all scholarship applications. We highly encourage you to submit anything that would help give us a clear vision of your personality, strengths, accomplishments and future goals.

Eligibility Requirements for Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship

  • This grant is for individuals with Down syndrome who are 18 years of age or older.
  • Desire and intent to enroll or continue enrollment in a class or program that will enhance your life through employment, independent living or life skills, or interests in any other areas.
  • Provide high school transcripts or equivalent (certificate of completion).
  • Individuals who were previously awarded a Ruby’s Rainbow scholarship are not eligible to apply for another scholarship the following year, but may reapply again two years later.

Below are the documents needed to apply for a 2016 Ruby’s Rainbow scholarship.  They may be emailed to OR sent via US Mail to:

Ruby’s Rainbow

PO Box 153095

Austin, Tx 78715

PLEASE NOTE: Anything sent via US MAIL MUST BE POSTMARKED by FRIDAY, MAY 6th to be considered.  Anything sent via email MUST BE RECEIVED by FRIDAY, MAY 6th before midnight Central Time.  

You should receive an email confirmation once we receive your application, so if you do not get one please contact to make sure we got it!

Be sure to look over all three documents thoroughly!

Ruby’s Rainbow 2016 Scholarship Application

Parent/Guardian Form 

Scholarship Checklist/Eligibility Criteria 

Please contact if you would like these in a Word Document format.


We look forward to hearing from you!!  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!