The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities is seeking applications for the Gerry Bertier Scholarship, and nominations for the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award and two Disability Awareness Awards presented in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. The awards will be presented at a reception on June 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at City Hall (301 King Street). 

Gerry Bertier Scholarship

  • Applications are being accepted for this merit-based scholarship, awarded to an Alexandria resident or student with a disability who is seeking post-secondary education. 

Nominations are being sought for the following awards:

John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award

  • This award recognizes an individual who advocates for and contributes to the promotion of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in Alexandria.

Disability Awareness Awards (in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce)

  • This award recognizes an Alexandria business that commits to promoting positive awareness among employees about the needs of customers with disabilities or otherwise makes special efforts to render goods or services accessible to persons with disabilities.
  • This award recognizes an Alexandria business that commits to hiring persons with disabilities or aids employees with disabilities in furthering their careers.

The deadline for nominations is April 30. To submit a nomination, visit alexandriava.gov/ACPD.