DISABILITY ASSOCIATED SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

GENERAL

Foundation for Science and Disability

The Student Award Program of FSD helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre‑medical/dental areas for graduate or professional students with disabilities. Learn More>>

The INCIGHT SCHOLARSHIP

Since 2004, Incight has awarded more than 850 scholarships to students with disabilities pursuing higher education. These scholars are enrolled in Community College, University, Vocational School and Graduate Programs. Learn More>>

Google Lime Scholarship Program

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. Learn More>>

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

n 2016 the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship will offer eight (8) scholarships to 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. Learn More>>

Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards

Through the AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) recognizes outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. Learn More>>

Undergraduate Scholarship Program Central Intelligence Agency

The Undergraduate Scholar Program is a financial needs based scholarship program that offers students unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Learn More>>

The Special Hope Foundation

The Special Hope Foundation was created to provide financial support to organizations that promote the establishment of comprehensive health care for adults with development disabilities designed to address their unique and fundamental needs. Learn More>>

 

The Reiter & Walsh, P.C. Annual Birth Injury Scholarship

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. is pleased to announce the continuation of their annual scholarship. A scholarship for financial assistance in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who is influenced, in any way, by birth trauma, neonatal injury and disability. Learn More>>

Additionally, The annual Achievements and Abilities scholarship is for financial assistance designed to simultaneously increase awareness about cerebral palsy (CP) and celebrate the achievements and abilities of those with or affected by cerebral palsy. Learn More>>

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders

ACT TODAY! AUTISM CARE AND TREATMENT

ACT Today! grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Grant payments will be made directly to pre-approved treatment providers, assessors or materials vendors. Learn More>>

 

Autism Scholarship Program

The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) gives the parents of children with autism who qualify for a scholarship the choice to send the child to a special education program other than the one operated by the school district of residence to receive their education and the services outlined in the child's individualized education program (IEP). Learn More>>

 

Ben's Fund Autism Grant for children under 18

The Ben's Fund Mission is to provide grant opportunities to families across Washington state who need financial assistance with requests related specifically to their child's autism spectrum disorder treatments. From therapies to equipment, we support our local families by easing some of the financial strain associated with autism. Learn More>>

KFM Making A Difference

KFM Making A Difference is an organization focused on spreading disability awareness and giving scholarships for students with autism to pursue a post-secondary education.  Learn More>>

NATIONAL AUTISM ASSOCIATION HELPING HAND PROGRAM

The Helping Hand Program provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary medical treatments, lab testing, physician-recommended supplements and therapies for their child with autism. This program does not provide funding for iPads, camp tuition, respite care, fencing, trampolines, swingsets, trips to Disney World, etc. Learn More>>

 

TACA Scholarships

Since 2006, TACA has provided medical scholarships to families living with autism. These scholarships help families pay for physician-prescribed services, and include stop gap medical treatments, independent assessments, and other necessary crisis funding. Learn More>>

UNITEDHEALTHCARE CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. Learn More>>

Hearing Loss/Deafness

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

AG Bell helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society. Learn More>>

Graduate Fellowship Fund Gallaudet University Alumni Association

The Graduate Fellowship Fund (GFF) is one of three separate funds made possible by the half-million dollar Centennial Fund that was presented by the Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) to Gallaudet in commemoration of its centennial anniversary. Learn More>>

Hard of Hearing and Deaf Scholarship Sertoma International

Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading funder of scholarships for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship. Learn More>>

Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program Bridges

The Linda Cowden Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Linda who died in July 2004 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the administrative assistant and liaison to area Deaf clubs for more than 10 years. Learn More>>

William C. Stokoe Scholarship National Association of the Deaf: Stokoe

Here you will find a wide range of information for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families and friends.  This information is also helpful for employers, businesses, and government agencies seeking to provide equal opportunity and equal access for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn More>>

Visual Impairments

ACB Scholarship American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately 20 scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $4,000 to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community. Learn More>>

AFB Scholarships American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) sees a world where people with vision loss have equal access and opportunities to excel at school, at work, and in their communities. Each day, we come a step closer to creating that world. Our award-winning programs and services address the most pressing needs of people with vision loss. Learn More>>

CCLVI Scholarships - Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program: Awarding three (3) students an individual prize of $3,000., this competitive scholarship is available to full-time college students with low vision, chosen from among those who meet the visual acuity and academic guidelines. Learn More>>

CRS Scholarship-Christian Record Services for the Blind

Christian Record Services for the Blind improves the quality of life for children, teens, and adults with visual impairments by providing them with free programs and services focused on their needs. Learn More>>

Ferrell Scholarship-Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

To recognize the academic achievement of talented incoming high school graduates, CWU awards Merit Tuition Awards to selected students. Learn More>>

Guild Scholar Award - Jewish Guild for the Blind

Federation University is pleased to offer foundation scholarships for Australian students. These scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate programme. The Federation University Australia Foundation was developed to assist those students. Learn More>>

Lighthouse Scholarships Lighthouse International

Our scholarships help legally blind young adults make a successful transition to college, support their post-graduate education, and facilitate career development. Learn More>>

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards

Our National Achievement Award winners are outstanding examples of and role models for the many students Learning Ally supports. With Learning Ally, students across the nation reach educational success and new levels of confidence and independence. Be a part of their success. Learn More>>

NFB Scholarships National Federation of the Blind

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. Learn More>>

Physical/Mobility Impairments

1800Wheelchair

Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship fund now bestows two $500 awards each year. In the past, we've asked applicants to explore mobility issues on campus, overcoming personal challenges, and much more. Learn More>>

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship

The AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship is a scholarship we offer to full time college students who use either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter. One applicant will be selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship award. Our goal is to contribute to the future of a wheelchair user by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books. Learn More>>

National Chair Scholars Scholarship - ChairScholars Foundation

Alicia and I have been sending students from all over the U.S. to colleges and trade schools for the past 26 years. We now have helped educate 974 students with physical challenges who are in limited financial situations. Learn More>>

National MS Society Scholarship Program

The National MS Society’s scholarship program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. The program has grown since its inception in 2003 — when 36 scholarships were awarded for a total of $68,000 — to over $1 million awarded. Learn More>>

SBA Scholarships - Spina Bifida Association of America

SBA’s National Resource Center on Spina Bifida (NRC) provides high quality, confidential information and referral services. Every year the NRC responds to as many as 10,000 questions about health care, education, employment, benefits, and more. Learn More>>

Health Impairments

HFA Educational Scholarship - Hemophilia Federation of America

Browse our collection of current scholarships for students with bleeding disorders. This list is for general information purposes only. Learn More>>

IDF Scholarship Program - Immune Deficiency Foundation

The IDF Peer Support Program is a caring community that connects people and patients who share similar relationships to primary immunodeficiency (PI). Participation in the program gives you the opportunity to interact with one of IDF’s peer support volunteers, who is a trained volunteer with personal experience living with PI. Learn More>>

IDF Academic Scholarship Programs

The Varun Bhaskaran Scholarship of IDF for undergraduate or graduate students living with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS). Deepak and Ramya Bhaskaran created this scholarship in memory of their son Varun, who died of complications of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome. Varun touched the hearts and minds of many people during his very short lifetime. Learn More>>

Kevin Child Scholarship - National Hemophilia Foundation

NHF/HANDI provides this current list of scholarships for general information purposes only. Prospective candidates will need to check with the individual sponsor or administrator of a given scholarship program for more details on specific criteria or procedures for submitting an application. Learn More>>

Scholarships for Survivors Program - Patient Advocate Foundation

In 2000, Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Nancy Davenport-Ennis established the Scholarship for Survivors program to honor these individuals by offering educational scholarships to individuals who have suffered (or are suffering) a life threatening disease or chronic condition. Learn More>>

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Many scholarships offered by UCF share similar applicant criteria. Learn More>>

Learning Disabilities

Ann Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship - National Center for Learning Disabilities

The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education. Learn More>>

Hydrocephalus Association

The Hydrocephalus Association serves as the primary nexus for research on hydrocephalus, a condition defined by an abnormal, excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the cavities of the brain. Learn More>>

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards

Award for high school seniors who are Learning Ally members and are learning disabled. Learn More>>

 

RISE Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

The RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit resource and scholarship opportunity for high school students who learn differently. RiSE has awarded over 90 scholarship awards to deserving students throughout the United States. The awarded high school seniors have much to share through their journey. Learn More>>

 

Mental Health

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Scholarships

Three types of scholarships are offered for each year's meeting: International Scholarships, Student Scholarships, and OrthoPediatrics®Travel Scholarships. Learn More>>

 

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

Reintegration is an achievable goal and dreams are possible for those who have been touched by mental illness. The Center for Reintegration together with the Sidney R. Baer Jr. Foundation will continue to offer the Baer Reintegration Scholarship for those active in their recovery. Learn More>>

 

Disabled Veterans & Military Families

AFCEA Disabled War Veterans Scholarship

Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations who are currently enrolled and attending classes in an Undergraduate program. Learn More>>

 

Scholarships for Disabled Veterans

Military benefits work to ensure that service men and women are able to receive a college education at either a low cost or for nothing at all. Disabled veterans scholarships are just a few of the resources out there for military men and women. Learn More>>

 

University of Montana

All honorably discharged persons who served with the United States forces in any of its wars and who are bona fide residents of the State of Montana for fee and tuition purposes are eligible for a waiver. Learn More>>