Established in 2002

ABLE Youth

Eligbility: Those eligible to apply must be graduating seniors and be participants of the ABLE program. Applicants must attend an accredited college, university, junior college, technical school or job training program. Individuals who have previously received scholarship assistance from this scholarship are eligible to re-apply.

Participants in the Athletes Build Life Experiences (ABLE) program play sports at the highest levels for their age group, but unlike many other children, they do it from the seats of wheelchairs. Through sports and recreational activities, the children in ABLE build strength, confidence and social skills and, through the process, learn that no barrier should prevent them from achieving their goals, especially educational goals. John Mayfield created this scholarship to encourage not only participants in ABLE, but also individuals with disabilities to pursue their dreams of post-secondary education thereby giving them the tools needed to become productive and independent citizens in our communities.