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In Honor

The Drew Swan Sibling Scholarship is in honor of Andrew “Drew” Swan. Drew was the sibling of Samantha Swan who attends Extra Special People, Inc. (ESP). ESP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency in Watkinsville, Georgia that creates opportunities for people with disabilities and their families to engage, connect, and thrive. Drew was a determined young man with a passion, wisdom, and kindness not often found in the heart of a 19-year-old. He tenderly cared for his sister in many ways and both volunteered and advocated for her favorite place, ESP. Drew passed away June 5, 2017 in an accident. Drew’s legacy and heart for his sister will live on through the Drew Swan Sibling Scholarship.

The Drew Swan Sibling Scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable award, contingent upon acceptance or enrollment in a two-year or four-year nonprofit higher education institution. An award of $1,500 will be given directly to the applicant’s higher education institution based on the applicant’s merit within the competitive pool.

Applications to the Drew Swan Sibling Scholarship will remain open through April 24, and we invite all siblings of individuals with a developmental disability to apply! 

Questions and applications should be emailed to Ashley Stewart at ashley@extraspecialpeople.com.

Eligibility

The sibling of an individual with a developmental disability who is a permanent resident of Georgia

Enrolled or accepted into a nonprofit higher education institution

In pursuit of a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree

Attending or planning to attend school at least part-time

Willing to provide additional documents as requested by the selection committee

Application

2020 Applications open March 6, 2020

2020 Applications due April 24, 2020 by 5:00pm

Winner will be chosen in May 2020

Congratulations to the 2019 recipient of the Drew Swan Sibling Scholarship: Christian G. Johnson!

Christian’s inspiration for applying for this award is his brother Aaron, who enjoys being a participant in ESP activities. He will be enrolling this fall at Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia as a Christian Studies major. Christian aspires to make the family of Drew Swan proud of him by aiming to further the love and opportunities for special needs individuals through his ministerial work. Congrats Christian! 

Those interested in supporting the Drew Swan Sibling Scholarship Fund, may contribute online HERE.