Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

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Welcome to our financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. Below is a listing of numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.

For All Types of Disabilities

American Association of Health and Disability Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

Students with a documented disability enrolled full-time in an undergraduate school or enrolled part-time or full-time at a graduate school are eligible. Preference is given to students majoring in public health, disability research, or a field related to disability or health.

What It Covers

Applicants selected for a scholarship will receive an award of $1,000 or less to be used toward college tuition and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In addition to a completed application, qualified students should also submit a personal essay, two letters of recommendation (one from a professor or academic advisor), an official academic transcript, and a publicity release form.

Disability Awareness Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Applications are welcomed and accepted from any undergraduate or graduate student, 17 years of age or over, who has been accepted to or is currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning.

What It Covers

The scholarship offers an award in the amount of $1,000 for use toward educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must write an essay of 500-1000 words detailing how someone they know overcame a disability in order to do something great.

Foundation for Science and Disability Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Fourth-year undergraduates with disabilities who have been accepted to a professional or graduate school in the sciences, as well as current graduate students in the sciences who are disabled.

What It Covers

The scholarship offers a grant in the amount of $1,000 for use toward educational expenses and/or research projects.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must fill out and submit a grant application for consideration.

Incight Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Any student with a documented disability who attends post-secondary school is eligible for this scholarship.

What It Covers

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,500 with a total of 100 awards given out annually. These awards are forwarded directly to the student’s academic institution to be applied toward books, tuition, registration fees, and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must fill out an online application form in order to be considered for this scholarship.

Joe Cleres Memorial Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students with mental disabilities who are currently enrolled in or accepted to an institution of higher learning.

What It Covers

The award amount ranges between $500 to $1,500 based on the tuition needs of the student. The award can only be applied toward tuition.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

An application must be submitted along with an essay about how the student overcomes the challenges of his or her disability. A description of the severity of the disability must also be included in the essay.

Google Lime Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students with disabilities who are enrolled or plan to enroll at an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S. or Canada and plan to pursue a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely-related technical field. International students may also apply.

What It Covers

Recipients of the the scholarship in the U.S. will receive an award amount of $10,000. Recipients in Canada will receive $5,000.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should complete and submit an online application and attach a current resume, unofficial transcripts, three essays on relevant topics, and two letters of recommendation from professors, advisors, or supervisors.

NHLBI Individual Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

Who’s Eligible

Individuals with disabilities who belong to an underrepresented minority or group, as well as individuals with disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing advanced degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

What It Covers

This predoctoral fellowship provides up to five years of support toward a student’s research efforts that will eventually lead to a Ph.D. or other qualified advanced degree.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill out an online application, as well as provide letters of reference and a certification letter addressing the applicant’s eligibility for the fellowship.

Through The Looking Glass Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Of the 15 scholarship awards available, 10 are awarded to students who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university program. Students must be 21 years of age or younger and have a parent with a disability in order to be considered for this group of awards. Five additional awards are available for students who come from financially distressed backgrounds.

What It Covers

A total of 15 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded to incoming and enrolled college students each academic year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete and submit an application packet, which includes a scholarship application, consent form, request for school transcripts, a letter of recommendation form, and an essay on the topic of growing up with a parent with disabilities.

Hearing Loss/Deafness

American Speech Language Hearing Foundation Scholarships for Students with Disability

Who’s Eligible

Graduate students enrolled in a full-time communication sciences and disorders program who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

What It Covers

This is one of several graduate scholarships offered by the ASH Foundation in the amount of $5,000. The scholarship is awarded once annually.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an application, which becomes available via the ASH Foundation’s website each year during the spring.

AG Bell Financial Aid and Scholarship Program

Who’s Eligible

Full-time students who have hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, have the ability to listen and use spoken language, and who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree (not in law or public policy). Students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.00 weighted scale.

What It Covers

Each year, 20 scholarships are awarded in amounts that range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students that meet the disability criteria of the scholarship should submit an application along with transcripts, letters of recommendation, proof of disability severity, and other documentation per the application packet.

Graduate Fellowship Fund at Gallaudet University

Who’s Eligible

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing with a disability assessment that is no more than three years old. Students must also be admitted to an accredited graduate program. Preference is given to students with a master’s degree who are seeking a doctorate.

What It Covers

Awards are administered based on the recommendation of the Graduate Fellowship Fund committee during the application review process. The fund is comprised of eight designated funds, each established with contributions of $25,000 or more.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should complete an application packet that includes an application form, a letter from a university official or faculty member that supervises the student’s program, an academic plan, official transcripts, as well as letters of reference and financial standing. Students are also required to submit their completed dissertation upon completion of study.

Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program

Who’s Eligible

Incoming undergraduate students who are deaf or hard of hearing and have been accepted to a four-year accredited college or university in the United States.

What It Covers

The scholarship provides an award of $1,000 for each year of a four-year undergraduate program ($4,000 maximum per student). The award is forwarded directly to the school to be applied toward tuition and/or other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students who are currently high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher can submit an application packet that includes a completed application form, typed essay responses, a recent audiology report, letters of reference, and other supporting documentation.

Sertoma International Hard of Hearing and Deaf Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Incoming and current undergraduate students with clinically significant hearing loss who are enrolled in a four-year accredited college program.

What It Covers

The $1,000 scholarship award can be used to cover tuition, books, and supplies.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should complete an application packet that includes a completed application, letters of recommendation, official transcripts, a recent audiogram, and other supporting documentation.

Visual Impairments

ACB Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Incoming freshmen, as well as current undergraduate, graduate, and vocational students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA or higher, and are involved in their local community.

What It Covers

Approximately 20 scholarships that range from $1,000 to $2,500 are awarded each year to cover educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit an online application and mail a certification of blindness along with official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and certification of acceptance to post-secondary school.

AFB Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

Undergraduate and graduate students who are legally blind. Other criteria may vary depending on scholarship.

What It Covers

The AFB Scholarship application can be used to apply for several different AFB scholarships. These scholarships vary in amount and can range from $500 to $3,500.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit a general AFB Scholarship application online and provide two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and proof of legal blindness.

Arthur E. and Helen Copeland Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Two scholarships are awarded to one male and one female who are legally blind, enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited four-year college or university, and are members of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA).

What It Covers

Awards are in the amount of $500 and can be used toward educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit transcripts and a cover letter explaining their eligibility for the award to the USABA.

CCLVI Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

Full-time college student with low vision and exceptional academic records.

What It Covers

Scholarships range from cash awards to video magnifiers that aid visually impaired students with their learning.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students should submit an application along with supporting documentation, as well as a Certification of Low Vision to the CCLVI for consideration.

Christine H. Eide Memorial Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Legally blind students who are currently enrolled in or entering a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university.

What It Covers

The scholarship provides awards in the amount of $500 per semester to be used toward educational expenses. There is a $1,000 annual maximum per individual.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should fill out an application form and attach supporting documentation, which includes proof of university enrollment and proof of legal blindness.

CRS Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Legally blind students who are planning to attend a full-time undergraduate program in order to enable themselves to become independent and self-supporting.

What It Covers

Award amounts are proportional to the amount of funds available (usually $500 each per year). Awards can be used toward paying tuition.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should complete a scholarship application and character reference form and submit these forms along with proof of impaired vision.

Ferrell Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Legally blind students who are attending a full-time college or university program in the field of services to aid the blind and visually impaired.

What It Covers

Awards are distributed biennially in the amount of $750 to two selected applicants.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should complete and submit a typed application along with letters of recommendation and proof of vision status.

Fred Sheigert Scholarship Program

Who’s Eligible

Enrolled college students who meet certain academic and low vision criteria.

What It Covers

Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 are awarded to three selected students. Funds can be used toward the payment of educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must complete an online application and submit along with supporting documentation, which includes a CCLVI Scholarship Eye Report form.

Guild Scholar Award

Who’s Eligible

Legally blind high school students who have completed their Junior year and plan to attend college following graduation.

What It Covers

Scholarship amounts of up to $15,000 are awarded to selected applicants. Funds are to be used for college expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an online application, provide proof of vision status, letters of recommendation, two personal statements of 500 words or less, and other supporting documentation.

Lighthouse Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

Students who are legally blind and have an exceptional record of both academic and personal achievements. Students must live in the eastern United States (see official webpage for listing of applicable states) and can apply before or at any point during their course of study.

What It Covers

Seven $10,000 scholarships are awarded to deserving students annually for use toward college tuition and related expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete and submit an online application along with proof of vision status, academic record and enrollment documentation, and two letters of recommendation from individuals other than family members.

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement

Who’s Eligible

Students who are legally blind, hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are registered as a Learning Ally. A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate must be earned or in the process of being earned in to become eligible for the award.

What It Covers

Nine scholarships with amounts that range from $1,000 to $6,000 are awarded to selected applicants annually.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete and submit an application form along with supporting documentation in order to be considered.

NFB Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

Students who are legally blind and are enrolled in, or are planning to enroll in a full-time post-secondary degree program at an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning. One award is granted to a student who is enrolled in a degree program part-time and also employed full-time.

What It Covers

30 national scholarships in amounts that range from $3,000 to $12,000 are awarded to deserving students annually. These funds are to be used toward tuition and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students should follow the application checklist provided by the NFB and submit a completed application along with supporting documentation.

Physical/Mobility Impairments

1800Wheelchair

Who’s Eligible

Students 16 years of age or older who are in their final year of high school or are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

What It Covers

Two scholarships in the amount of $500 are awarded to selected students each year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In lieu of a formal printed application, applicants must submit a written essay on topics that relate to mobility issues on campus, overcoming personal challenges, and more. Statements of academic performance must also be provided.

180 Medical Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students who will be attending a U.S. college or university in order to earn their associate, undergraduate, or graduate degree. All applicants must currently be under a doctor’s care for for spina bifida, a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, or a condition causing a neurogenic bladder.

What It Covers

Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to selected students for educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an application along with an essay of 750 words, an official transcript, diagnosis documentation, and other relevant pieces of information.

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Physically disabled students who rely on a manual or electric wheelchair or scooter for mobility. Students must also be enrolled for at least one year in a two or four-year degree program at a college or university in the U.S.

What It Covers

One applicant is selected annually for a $2,500 award to be used toward tuition or other educational expenses. In addition, the recipient’s school will receive a free swimming pool lift to offer handicapped students and staff added accessibility.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an application along with a written essay in order to be considered.

Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students

Who’s Eligible

Students who will be attending an accredited university as a full-time student and has experienced a major limb amputation beginning at or above the wrist or ankle.

What It Covers

Six scholarships in the amount of $500 are awarded to selected applicants each year. Awards are forwarded directly to the college or university’s bursar’s office to be applied toward tuition and/or educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In order to be considered, students must submit an application form along with a letter from a physician confirming that the student has had a major limb amputation, as well as a letter from the school confirming enrollment, official transcripts, and a letter from the student detailing how the amputation affects their life.

The Elaine Chapin Fund MS Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students who are directly impacted by multiple sclerosis or who have a family member diagnosed with the disease. Applicants should be enrolled in or plan to enroll in a four year or two year college, university, vocational or technical school in the U.S.

What It Covers

A minimum of eight scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded annually to selected students. The fund makes payments directly to the school to cover tuition and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must submit a completed application along with an official transcript that reflects their most recent grades, a 500 word personal essay reflecting how MS has impacted their life, and two letters of reference.

The Independence Foundation Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Enrolled college students who have a noteworthy physical disability. The award is intended for those who use a wheelchair in their daily lives.

What It Covers

Three scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to selected students to pay for tuition and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit a completed application along with a 500 word essay about how the challenges of physical limitation have been overcome in the applicant’s life.

Little People of America Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Prospective and current undergraduate or graduate students who are affected by dwarfism (usually no taller than 4’11” in height) or is the family member of dwarfs who belong to the Little People of America (LPA) organization. Students with dwarfism who are members of the LPA will be given preference.

What It Covers

Scholarship awards can range from $500 to $1,000 or more and are limited to two awards per year for undergraduates and one award per year for graduate students.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must submit a completed application along with a personal statement of at least 500 words, three unique letters of reference, and official high school or college transcripts.

National Chair Scholars Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students with a significant physical disability who are in their last year of high school or currently enrolled as an undergraduate in college. Applicants must hold a B average, have an unmet financial need, and show they have been involved positively in the community.

What It Covers

15 to 20 new students are selected for an award that ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 for each year they are enrolled as an undergraduate. Maximum total award is $20,000.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In addition to submitting a completed application, qualified students should also provide three letters of recommendation, proof of household income, transcripts, a physician’s letter confirming the applicant’s condition, and a 300 to 500 word essay.

National MS Society Scholarship Program

Who’s Eligible

High school seniors or graduates with Multiple Sclerosis who will be attending an accredited post-secondary school for the first time. High school seniors or graduates with parents who have MS are also eligible.

What It Covers

Scholarship awards that range from $1,000 to $3,000 or more are awarded annually to a group of selected applicants to cover educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

An application along with supporting documentation must be submitted by the appropriate deadline.

Health Impairments

Matthew Debono Memorial Scholarship Fund

Who’s Eligible

High school seniors and graduates, as well as full and part-time undergraduate or graduate students who have bone marrow failure disease.

What It Covers

The scholarship will award up to $15,000 in awards to selected recipients ranging from $500 to $2,000 each.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit a completed application along with a personal essay, official transcripts, proof of medical condition from a physician, and household income information.

Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Graduating, college-bound high school seniors in the Austin, Texas area who has been diagnosed with Type I diabetes and have a financial need.

What It Covers

Each year, a scholarship of approximately $5,000 is awarded to a selected applicant to be used toward educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a completed application, a one-page personal essay, two letters of recommendation, and a letter from a physician confirming the applicant’s diabetes diagnosis.

Berri Mitchell Scholarship Fund

Who’s Eligible

College-bound high school seniors with a history of asthma and/or allergies who have excelled academically and as a member of their community.

What It Covers

Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to selected applicants and forwarded to the applicant’s chosen university to cover tuition and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must submit a completed application along with two letters of support from teachers, an official transcript, and a personal letter from the student.

Brighter Tomorrow Grant

Who’s Eligible

Individuals over the age of 18 who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or are the parent of a minor child with MS.

What It Covers

The grant provides selected applicants with goods or services valued up to $1,000 to help improve their quality of life.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals should complete an online application and write a 100 word essay on how the grant will help them to have “A Better Tomorrow.”

CFCareForward Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students with cystic fibrosis who have completed or are on-track to complete high school and who will be attending an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program.

What It Covers

A group of scholars will be selected to receive awards in the amount of $2,500 through a public voting process. Voters take the student’s academic record, essay, and creative presentation into consideration when voting.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit an application along with supporting documentation, official transcripts, a personal essay, and a unique creative project (details can be found on the official scholarship website).

Cancer Survivors Fund Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students who are are enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited undergraduate degree program. Students must also be cancer survivors or currently diagnosed with cancer.

What It Covers

Scholarship amounts are awarded on a case-by-case basis to selected applicants.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit an online application along with two letters of reference, a letter from a physician verifying the student’s condition, and a 500 to 1,200 word essay on how cancer has impacted the student’s career and life goals.

CVS Pharmacy Charitable Trust

Who’s Eligible

Students who are graduating high school or currently attending college and who are the children of full-time active CVS Caremark colleagues.

What It Covers

Scholarship award amounts are determined by the basis of school costs once other scholarships, grants, and awards have been deducted.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit an application along with a student information statement, financial information questionnaire, student recommendation form(s), and an official school transcript.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled undergraduates with cystic fibrosis. Applicants are weighted on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership.

What It Covers

Both single year and multi-year scholarship awards of approximately $1,000 are awarded to selected applicants each year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit an appropriate application along with an essay, doctor’s note, official transcripts, income information, and other supporting documentation.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

Who’s Eligible

High school seniors with Type I diabetes who are seeking higher education at a two or four year college, university, vocational, or technical school.

What It Covers

Applicants are eligible for a number of unique scholarship awards offered through the foundation that range between $1,000 and $5,000.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants must complete a typed application (handwritten applications are not accepted) along with with supporting documentation, which includes two letters of recommendation from a teacher and physician.

Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Graduating college-bound high school students and currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited U.S. college or university with cystic fibrosis.

What It Covers

Grants that range between $1,000 to $2,500 are awarded to selected applicants on a yearly basis. Awards can be reapplied for each year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In addition to completing a short application, students must also submit a written essay, letters of recommendation, a note from a doctor confirming CF diagnosis, and an academic transcript.

Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

College, vocational, and private school students who have been diagnosed with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease.

What It Covers

Three renewable scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are awarded to selected college and vocational students annually. One renewable scholarship in the amount of $1,500 is awarded to a 7-12 grade student enrolled in private school.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must submit a completed application with short essay responses along with official transcripts and proof of medical condition.

Eric Marder Scholarship Program of IDF

Who’s Eligible

Undergraduate students who live with primary immunodeficiency diseases and plan to complete their post-secondary education.

What It Covers

Scholarships that range between $500 and $1,000 are awarded annually to selected applicants.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must submit a completed application along with a written essay, letter from an immunologist confirming student’s condition, two letters of recommendation, and confirmation of college acceptance.

Factor Support Network Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

Students with bleeding disorders (hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease) who are entering a junior college, four or two year college, university, vocational, or technical school. Students with immediate family members with bleeding disorders are also eligible.

What It Covers

Two sets of scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000 are awarded to selected men and women applicants.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In addition to a completed application with short responses, qualified students must submit proof of diagnosis from a physician, letters of recommendation, and an academic transcript copy.

Hemophilia Federation of America Educational Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students with a bleeding disorder who are seeking a post-secondary education at an accredited college, university, or trade school. Siblings and parents of individuals with bleeding disorders may also apply.

What It Covers

Seven scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are awarded annually to selected applicants to be used toward educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit a completed application, an essay, proof of enrollment and academic standing, proof of financial need, and two letters of reference (one from a physician).

Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

College-bound high school seniors who are living with a terminally-ill parent and can demonstrate compelling personal and financial need.

What It Covers

Selected applicants will receive a one-time scholarship payment of $1,000 to apply toward tuition and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must submit an online application along with a doctor’s note confirming the parent’s terminal diagnosis. Students must also create a video essay on selected prompts that must be submitted with the application.

Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation

Who’s Eligible

Students whose lives have been impacted in someway by leukemia or lymphoma, either as survivors or as an immediate family member of someone with the disease. Eligible students can be in their senior year of high school, currently enrolled at a community college or four year college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student.

What It Covers

Several scholarships are awarded to deserving applicants that range in the amount of $1,000 to $5,000. Only award winners will be notified.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In addition to a completed application, students must also provide a doctor’s letter, income information, two letters of reference, college entrance scores, and an official transcript.

Joe A. Bierens Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Graduating high school seniors and current college students who have epilepsy and a desire to continue their education.

What It Covers

One scholarship is awarded to one selected student in the amount of $500.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must complete a brief online application and forward a letter from a physician confirming the student’s epilepsy along with official transcripts and a personal essay.

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

Students who are current cancer patients or cancer survivors who are attending or plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school as an undergraduate or graduate student.

What It Covers

One time scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to selected applicants each year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must complete an application and provide official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, an essay, and information regarding the student’s current or past experience with cancer.

National Hemophilia Foundation Kevin Child Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

High school seniors who plan to pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited institution or current post-secondary students who have been diagnosed with hemophilia A or B.

What It Covers

Selected applicants will receive a scholarship award (amount to be determined upon selection) to be used toward tuition or educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit a completed application along with letters of reference and an official academic transcript.

PAF Scholarship for Survivors

Who’s Eligible

Students who are enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s degree (or higher) program or are pursuing an associate degree in order to transition to a bachelor’s program. Students must also be under the age of 25 and have been diagnosed and/or actively treated for a life-threatening illness.

What It Covers

Selected applicants will receive a scholarship award amount of $3,000 that will be applied directly to the student’s tuition and other outstanding educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should complete the scholarship application in full and provide two letters of recommendation, a doctor’s letter confirming the student’s condition, a written essay, official transcripts, and a financial statement.

The Salvatore E. Quinci Foundation Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students with hemophilia or other blood disorders who have been accepted to an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school.

What It Covers

Two scholarships in the amount of $2,000 are awarded annually to selected students to be applied toward tuition and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit a completed application along with two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a one page written statement.

SuperSibs Scholarship Program

Who’s Eligible

Graduating high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school full-time. Applicants must also have a sibling that has or has had cancer.

What It Covers

Selected applicants will receive a scholarship award in the amount of $1,000 that can be used to pay tuition and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In addition to submitting a completed application, students should also submit an official academic transcript, a guided essay, and a letter of recommendation.

Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

Who’s Eligible

High school seniors, graduated high school students, and current post-secondary students at an accredited junior college, college, university or vocational school. Applicants must also have hemophilia A or B.

What It Covers

Five individuals will receive a $4,000 scholarship award to apply toward graduate school tuition and expenses. 12 individuals will receive $2,500 to apply toward undergraduate college tuition and expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In addition to a completed application, students should submit two personal recommendation forms, a recommendation from a health care provider, an official transcript, a personal essay, and a release form.

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

Who’s Eligible

Students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree at an accredited institution or students who are enrolled in a trade school program. Applicants must currently have epilepsy or be the family member or caregiver of someone who has been diagnosed with epilepsy.

What It Covers

25 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded to selected applicants each year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must submit a completed application along with a one page essay, three letters of recommendation (one from a teacher, a member of the community, and a health care provider), and an original academic transcript.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Who’s Eligible

Students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll at an accredited college, university, or vocational school and have cancer or a parent with cancer.

What It Covers

Selected applicants will receive a scholarship award in the amount $2,500 over two academic semesters. Recipients must also complete 40 hours of community service as a condition of the award.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Submitting a completed application with the required supporting documentation makes you eligible for this scholarship, as well as several other scholarships that are currently aligned with the Ulman Cancer Fund.

Visine Students With Vision Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

High school seniors or students who are currently enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution and are active in school activities and in the community.

What It Covers

Ten merit-based scholarships in the amount of $5,000 are awarded to selected applicants annually.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students should submit a completed application along with supporting documentation, as well as an essay or video presentation that demonstrates that the applicant has a clear vision.

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

Hydrocephalus Association

Who’s Eligible

Students who plan to attend an accredited junior college, college, university, technical or trade school, employee training program, or post-graduate program. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older and have hydrocephalus.

What It Covers

Non-renewable scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded to selected applicants each year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit a completed application along with supporting documentation and a recommendation form to be completed by a teacher, counsellor, employer, or other non-family member who is familiar with the applicant’s merit.

Katie MacDonald Memorial Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

Residents of Illinois who are pursuing full-time or part-time educational or job training opportunities following high school graduation. Applicants must have down syndrome or are planning to pursue a degree in a disability-related field.

What It Covers

Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to selected applicants. An additional two scholarships are awarded to students who are pursuing a degree in a disability-related field.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a completed application form along with a personal essay, letters of recommendation, and other supporting documentation.

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards

Who’s Eligible

High school seniors who are Learning Ally members and have a learning disability.

What It Covers

Six students are selected for awards. The top three selectees will receive an award of $6,000 each. The next three selectees will receive $2,000 each.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should complete and submit an application form along with an essay of 1,000 words or less, a listing of awards and achievements, two letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.

NCLD Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and a 3.0 or higher GPA who plan to attend an accredited four-year bachelor’s degree program.

What It Covers

The Anne Ford scholarship awards $10,000 to a selected applicant that is paid out over the course of four academic years ($2,500 per year). Recipients of the Allegra Ford scholarship will receive a one-time scholarship award of $2,500.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

In addition to a completed application form, qualified students should also submit a personal statement, high school transcript, three letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, a financial statement, and proof of learning disability.

Organization for Autism Research Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

Individuals with an established autism diagnosis who will be attending a four or two year college or university, vocational school, or competitive life skills program.

What It Covers

Two sets of scholarships in the amount of $3,000 are awarded to groups of selected applicants. Awards are divided between applicants with severe autism and those with higher functioning autism.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals should submit a completed application along with an essay, letters of recommendation, proof of autism diagnosis, and other supporting documentation.

P. Buckley Moss Society Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

High school seniors with a language-related learning disability who are planning to pursue a post-secondary education.

What It Covers

A renewable scholarship (up to three years) in the amount of $1,500 is awarded to one selected student each year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must be nominated by a member of the P. Buckley Moss Society and must submit a completed application along with a high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, an essay, and proof from a health care provider of the student’s learning disability.

Ralph G. Norman Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students with learning disabilities who plan to enroll or who are currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must be residents of Arkansas.

What It Covers

Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to selected applicants to be used toward college tuition and other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit a completed application form along with proof of learning disability, official academic transcripts, a brief essay, and two letters of recommendation.

RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc

Who’s Eligible

Current high school seniors with learning disabilities or an ASD diagnosis who plan to attend an accredited college or university.

What It Covers

Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are awarded to selected applicants to be applied toward college tuition or other educational expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a completed application along with a one page essay, a letter of reference, and proof of registration at an accredited college or university.

Roy Cooper Scholarships

Who’s Eligible

High school seniors with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who are planning to attend an accredited college or university following graduation. Students must be planning to enroll in a bachelor’s of engineering or bachelor’s of science program (in the physical sciences). Students must have attended high school in Ontario, Canada.

What It Covers

One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to a selected applicant each year.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a completed application along with documentation of learning disability, letter from a high school teacher, high school transcripts, letter of college/university acceptance, photocopy of high school diploma.

Shire ADHD Scholarship Program

Who’s Eligible

Students who have been accepted or currently attend an approved college, university, vocational, or technical school as an undergraduate. Applicants must also be diagnosed for ADHD and be under the care of a licensed healthcare professional.

What It Covers

50 selected applicants will receive a scholarship award of $2,000 and one year of ADHD coaching to help the student transition to higher education.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students should complete and submit an application along with a personal essay, letter of recommendation, ADHD coaching question essay, list of community service and other extracurricular activities, and a liability/publicity release form.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award

Who’s Eligible

Students under the age of 19 who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.

What It Covers

One selected student with notable accomplishments will receive an award of $1,000. There are no restrictions on how the funds may be used. Honorable mentions are also awarded.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

An individual must nominate a qualified student by filling out a brief application form and attaching a written description of the nominee’s learning disability or ADHD and their achievements, as well as a photo of the nominee, a personal statement written by the nominee, proof of learning disability, and other supporting materials.

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

Students with a documented diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, or other major depressive disorders who plan on using the scholarship to pursue or continue their education at an institution of higher learning. Students wishing to complete their high school education are also eligible.

What It Covers

Scholarship amounts and recipients are determined by an independent panel based on financial need and educational goals. Award funds will be sent to the student’s school to be applied toward educational costs.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Qualified students must complete a detailed application form and include three sealed recommendation forms, a personal essay, and information from the school regarding standard educational costs and financial aid.