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2018 Scholarship Applications are now closed. Applications will reopen January 2019!

2018 Scholarship Deadline:

April 28, 2018

Our goal for 2018 is to award Ruby’s Rainbow scholarships to individuals with Down Syndrome seeking higher education, post-secondary or enrichment classes. Ruby’s Rainbow scholarships are up to $5,000 per awarded individual in 2018, subject to available funds.

Ruby’s Rainbow is excited to announce we also have two scholarship awards now available for 2018:

The Maudie’s Scholarship Award is up to $10,000 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.

The Warriors for Walt Scholarship Award is up to $7,000 and will be awarded to one select applicant for 2018.

*Please note that all scholarship funds awarded must be used within ONE YEAR. Be sure to check the appropriate scholarship amount on your application according to your funding needs. This helps our organization to maximize our impact by granting scholarships that can be utilized within that year.*

Eligibility Requirements for Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship

  • This grant is for individuals with Down syndrome who are 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must possess the desire and intent to enroll or continue enrollment in a class, workshop or program that will enhance your life through employment, independent living or life skills, or interest in any other area. Programs must be located within the United States at this time.
  • Applicants must provide copy of High School Diploma or equivalent (certificate of completion) or transcripts if graduating in the spring of this year.
  • Individuals who were previously awarded a Ruby’s Rainbow scholarship may now apply the following year by filling out our Re-Apply Application.
How to Apply

We LOVE getting to know our applicants!! All the documents needed to apply for a Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship are in the application links below. Please be sure to refer to the “Application Checklist” to be sure all of information needed for a complete application is provided to our committee for review.  Anything received after the application deadline will not be considered. You can also refer to the “Frequently Asked Questions” at the end of the application, but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact for assistance.

2018 Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship Application:(This application is for applicants who have not been awarded a scholarship from Ruby’s Rainbow previously. If you have applied in the past and not yet received a scholarship, you will submit this application)

2018 Re-Apply Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship Application :(This application is ONLY for recipients who have already been awarded a Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship in the past and are re-applying) 

2019 Application will open in January

How to Submit an Application


Once the application is completed, it can be sent via email to Please put applicants name in subject line in email. It can be sent in these forms:

  1. Dropbox Link (preferred)
  2. Shared via Google Drive
  3. As an attachment (or multiple attachments) in an email

Please review the “Video and Extra Submissions” in the application for guidelines on sending items other than the application.

*If sent via email it must be received by midnight (CST) on the deadline date*


Items received in the mail are scanned and downloaded into a Dropbox File for electronic review for our selection committee SO PLEASE DO NOT send anything via mail in binders, books or CD’s as they may not be included in your application!!  You can provide links within the application to picture files, YouTube or Vimeo videos, etc., but please do not send any physical items. Original pictures will be accepted, but please note that all items submitted will not be returned. If you need assistance with the application process please do not hesitate to email or call 512-879-7801.

Send application to:

Ruby’s Rainbow

PO BOX 153095

Austin, TX 78715

*Note: if application is sent via mail it must be post-marked on or before the deadline*

Please contact if you have any questions!

Or fill our contact form.
We look forward to hearing from you!!  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!

Are you looking for post-secondary opportunities for you or someone you know who happens to have Down syndrome or an intellectual disability? Click the link below to find programs in your area and across the nation!