150+ Grants For Disabled Students

Grants for students with a disability are possibly the most overlooked form of financial aid. These grants are specifically targeted to help students that have a disability overcome the already high cost of education. Many students are finding it difficult to be able to afford the increasing cost yet students who have a disability face an even tougher challenge.

This resource has taken a lot of hours to create and I hope will help students who could use it. Best of luck when applying to these grants and paying off your loans!

Skip to the list of over 150 Grants

All for students with a disability!

What’s the difference between a grant and a scholarship?

Some financial aid opportunities fall under the term “grants” rather than “scholarships” although they are similar – they are both a financial aid package that does not need to be repaid. On the whole, grants are less than scholarships – which can be for an entire tuition – and are often need based, whereas financial need does not factor into some grants.
Scholarships are most often awarded to students with exceptional qualities – academic, athletic, artistic, or something else. In addition, scholarships may be awarded based on age, gender, race, religion, and other such considerations. Many grants for financial aid are based on the same premise. There are minority grants for Hispanic students, African American students, or another ethnicity.

Grants Students Disability 150+ Grants For Disabled Students

Federal vs Private Grants

There are also grants for disabled students available from the government, Universities and private sources. Many students make the mistake of stopping with the federal Pell Grant or FSEOG – awarded if you are deemed eligible from the FAFSA application. These are the two most popular federal grants. There are a number of private grants available. Many of the grants available for a specific gender, ethnicity, or other factor come from a private source – perhaps through a philanthropic organization. There are also grants for single moms.
How To Find Grants as a Disabled Student

Grant search engines and lists are the best way to narrow down your search for grant opportunities. Because there are literally hundreds of grants available any given year, it can be difficult and time-consuming to sift through each and every grant offer – many of which will not be applicable. Instead, a grant search engine or pre-filtered disability grant list will help sort the list.

A grant search engine can also help keep track of all the grants to which you’ve applied. A student may apply for a dozen grants and it can be difficult to keep track of all this information. It is important to organize grant information to mark down when the status of a grant application has changed.

Keep in mind that securing grants can affect your eligibility for other grants. For example, need-based federal grants are calculated using a formula of Estimated Family Contribution vs. the Cost of Attendance. The more grants you receive; the higher the Estimated Family Contribution will rise. This could potential lead to eligibility problems for certain grants that require an extreme financial need. Even so, this can be offset by the amount of some grant opportunities, which can be quite high. However, if you have this problem consider yourself lucky! It is definitely a good problem to have.

List of 150+ Grants For Students With Disabilities

Below is as complete a list of grants for students with disabilities as there is anywhere online. I have worked for a lot of hrs to put together as helpful a package as I possibly could, my hope is this list will be a good starting point to provide

Am I missing one? – If so please contact me and I will add it to help others!”

 

Grant TitlePhysical/Mental or Both DisabilityDisabilityURL
National Industries for the BlindJoseph Roeder Assistive Technology ScholarshipSeeking applicants for the Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology Scholarship, a $2,500 scholarship to an individual who is blind,
interested in pursuing education in computer science, information
systems or a related field, and pursuing a career in access technology.
VisionApply!
Claude S. Weiler ScholarshipNational
Amputee Foundation
awarded each year to college students who have undergone major limb
amputation.  The Claude S. Weiler Scholarship is for full-time students pursuing four-year degrees.
AmputeeApply!
Federal and State Financial Aid-Like others, disabled students should look into federal and state financial aid to help pay for college. To be considered, students must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline to submit the FAFSA is usually June 30.AnyApply!
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation (ELA)scholarships are awarded to women with a disability who are attending graduate school.Deadline for submission is June 1 of every ear.AnyApply!
Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilitiesawarded to disabled students studying computer science.AnyApply!
Science Graduate Student Grant Fund Awarded to undergraduate students with disabilities in
their fourth year of school, who are accepted to graduate school in the
sciences field. Graduate science students with disabilities may also
apply for this scholarship.
AnyApply!
FAAN College Scholarship Essay Contest this scholarship awards, college-bound high school students AnyApply!
American Association on Health and Disability(AAHD) Scholarship Program awards multiple scholarships each year.  Disabled applicants compete for funds by submitting application materials and personal education statements.  The scholarships require full-time enrollment at an accredited university.  To further AAHD’s goal of increasing health awareness among disabled
individuals, applicants majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research and other health-related fields are given priority consideration for scholarship awards.
AnyApply!
California Association for Postsecondary Education and DisabilityCAPED)-
This advocacy group is dedicated to increasing educational access for
disabled students at all levels.  The Association puts forth an
aggressive scholarship agenda that includes a series of memorial
scholarships and other awards.
AnyApply!
Susan Bunch Memorial ScholarshipDisabled college student who is pursuing a bachelors degree.AnyApply!
Cindy Kolb MSaids a bachelors candidate with a disabilityAnyApply!
Steve Fateau Past Presidents Scholarshiprewards
high academic achievement.  The award goes to a student who
demonstrates a commitment to promoting opportunity for disabled students
within the college and university system.
AnyApply!
CAPED General Excellence Scholarshiprecognizes
community involvement and academic achievement. award goes
to a worthy disabled candidate with a track record of getting involved.
AnyApply!
Gardner Mark HarrisonDisabled journalism students benefit from this award, which offsets tuition costs.AnyApply!
Deb Richard FoundationStudents
who are disabled since birth qualify for financial aid from this
scholarship program, which requires recipients to maintain 2.0 GPAs and
work steadily toward college degrees.  Amounts vary based on individual
circumstances, and the scholarships are renewable for up to 10
semesters.
AnyApply!
McBurney Disability Resource CenterAdaptive
Technology Scholarship is for financially needy students who need help
paying for adaptive technology that relates to post-secondary education.
 Requests should be consistent with McBurney Center recommendations.Delta
Gamma Memorial Scholarship -  Disabled undergraduate and graduate
students are eligible for this grant, with special consideration for
visually impaired applicants.Robert Deaton Scholarships address the tuition needs of students with AD/HD and other learning impairments.Arndt
Family Scholarship – Visually impaired students who maintain a B
average are encouraged to apply if theirs falls within the upper 1/4 of
college entrance exam scores.  Financial need and high character are
further requirements of this disability scholarship.
AnyApply!
Federal ScholarshipsDisability.gov
is a federal informational resource for disabled citizens, which
contains helpful information for college-bound students and their
parents.  The U.S. Department of Education outlines financial aid
eligibility for students here, including scholarships, grants and loans.Remember
to employ a catch-all approach to your college aid search.  As a
disabled student, you are eligible for the same general federal
financial aid as others, in addition to the scholarships and grants that are offered exclusively to students with physical and intellectual impairment.File your FAFSA
request, to be considered for all available aid, then consult with your
academic advisor for information about student assistance programs that
speak to your particular disability.
AnyApply!
Adaptive Technology Scholarship
for financially needy students who need help paying for adaptive technology that relates to post-secondary education.  Requests should be consistent with McBurney Center recommendations.
AnyApply!
Jackson-Stricks Scholarship.The award provides tuition assistance for disabled individuals whose vocational training leads to independent living.AnyApply!
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignSince the founding of the Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services
in 1948, the University of Illinois has been a leader in educational
services for students with disabilities. U of I can also boast of having
one of the premier wheelchair sports programs in the nation.
AnyApply!
University of California, BerkeleyUCB began their world class disability programs in the 1960?s. Today, their Disabled Students Program
continues to offer disabled students extensive academic opportunities
as well as teaching the more severely disabled the skills they need to
live independently.
AnyApply!
Wayne State University
Dedicated to making their campus wheelchair
accessible, and open to students with disabilities of all kinds. Their Handicapper Educational Services provides much needed financial, instructional and personal assistance for resident students with disabilities.
AnyApply!
Florida-John and Ruth Childe Scholarshipoffers many scholarships for high school seniors wanting to continue their
education at the university, community college or vocational/technical
school level. The Purpose of this scholarship is to fund a student with a
physical disability to pursue higher education in a college, university
or technical school Scholarships Additional Information Must graduate from public or private high school in Lee County • Must state disability in personal essay
AnyApply!
Incight ScholarshipScholarship Program is a long-term commitment to students entering and attending college.Additional Information Applicant must have a physical disability, including sight, hearing and learning disabilities. And must have a 2.5 GPA.AnyApply!
NDSEG Graduate FellowshipNational Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded for study and research. Additional Information
Full-time graduate students. Selection is based on ability, GRE scores,
academic records and recommendations. Women and disabled students are
encouraged to apply.
AnyApply!
NTA Yellow Ribbon ScholarshipTourism
Cares manages the scholarship funds for various Travel, Tourism, and
Hospitality Industry organizations, which include the American Society
of Travel Agents (ASTA), the International Airlines Travel Agent Network
(IATAN), and the NTA Scholarship funds, along with some established by
individuals. The following list contains the 2011 Tourism Cares Academic
Scholarship and Internship offerings for undergraduate and graduate
level students of primarily travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related
programs of study. All applicants must be enrolled in school fall
semester of the calendar year of application to be eligible to receive
the scholarship award.Additional Information Eligibility Criteria:
• citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada • a
physical or sensory disability (as defined by the 1990 Americans with
Disabilities Act) • full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a
travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study; or
full-time graduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or
hospitality-related program of study, who can demonstrate a clear focus
on and commitment to the tourism-subject area • enrolled at a college or
university in the United States or Canada • cumulative , or overall,
2.5 grade point average (GPA), or greater, on a U. S. 4.0 scale •
enrolled at an accredited two-year college, and will be entering second
year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have
completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or
term; or enrolled at an accredited three-year school (for Quebec), and
will be entering third year in the fall of the calendar year of
application, and will have completed 60 credit hours at the end of the
semester or term; or enrolled at an accredited four-year college or
university, and will be entering junior year in the fall of the calendar
year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 credit
hours by the end of this semester or term; or enrolled at an accredited
four-year college or university, and will be entering senior year in the
fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a
minimum of 90 credit hours by the end of this semester or term; or
enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university, and entering
any year of graduate study in the fall of the calendar year of
application. Required Items: • U. S. or Canadian passport as proof of
citizenship, or U. S. or Canadian Alien Registration Card as proof of
permanent residency • Letter from an accredited physician confirming the
student’s specific physical or sensory disability • resume • evaluation
and letter of recommendation from a faculty member or teacher in your
field of study • evaluation and letter of recommendation from an
industry professional you worked for; the industry must be related to
your field of study • ESSAY:  If undergraduate level student: Discuss
what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your
current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking
advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us
about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences,
i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and
future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received
relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.  If graduate
level student: You have chosen to pursue a career path in the travel
and tourism or hospitality industry. What changes have you observed thus
far in the industry, and what changes do you anticipate in the future
of the industry? Where do you see your future potential in the industry?
Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the
travel and tourism or hospitality industry. • official transcript
AnyApply!
.Foundation for Science and Disability Grant-MedicineFinancial assistance offered to disabled graduate students through the Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc. Fourth year undergraduates and
graduates accepted to graduate school.Additional Information Awarded to physically disabled college students who are starting or
continuing graduate studies in medicine. Submit application, college
transcripts and two letters of faculty support.
AnyApply!
Microsoft Scholarship Program - Students with DisabilitiesMicrosoft
scholarships are designed to encourage students to pursue studies in
computer science or related technical disciplines; visit
www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships for more information.Additional Information
Undergraduates pursuing degrees in computer science or computer
engineering are eligible; awards based primarily on merit, but
leadership and need also considered; must have a disability. Essay
required.
AnyApply!
Josephine Hankins Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to students with physical handicaps.AnyApply!
Tony Orlando Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Applicant must have a physical or sensory
disability that is verified by an accredited physician, be entering or
attending any post-secondary school, have a minimum 2.5 GPA (3.0
secondary school GPA), be a resident of North America, and submit proof
of enrollment, two letters of recommendation (from a tourism-related
faculty member and a tourism-industry professional), resume,
transcripts, and an essay.
AnyApply!
AMBUCS Therapeutic Tricycles for Disabled Children has been awarding scholarships to therapy students
in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a
graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. To date, more
than $7.7 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 14,000
students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology.
AnyApply!
American Speech Language Hearing FoundationEach year the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHF) offers
several scholarship and grant competitions to graduate students and new
researchers in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Up to
ten Graduate Student Scholarships are available annually for master's or
doctoral level students studying audiology or speech language
pathology. Of the ten scholarships, one gives priority to a student with
a disability,
one gives priority to an international student studying in the US, and
one gives priority to a US citizen who is a member of an ethnic or
racial minority group
AnyApply!
College Scholarships Available for Individuals with Parents with a DisabilityThrough the Looking Glass and its (National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families) are pleased to announce new
scholarships specifically for high school seniors and college students
who have parents with disabilities. Please note that these are new
awards and have different application procedures than in the past. There
are two separate scholarship awards, and each has separate eligibility
requirements:
AnyApply!
CVS/Pharmacy Community Development Grantswe serve by providing non-profit organizations the opportunity to apply
for a CVS/pharmacy Community Grant if the project falls within our
funding guidelines. Programs targeting children under age 18 with
disabilities that address any of the following: (1) Health and
rehabilitation services; (2) Public schools promoting a greater level of
inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs; (3)
Creating opportunities or facilities which give greater access to
physical movement and play; and (4) Healthcare services for uninsured
people. Requests for CVS/pharmacy Community Grants are accepted between January and October.
AnyApply!
Samaritan Scholar AwardEstablished by MSU alumni Jim and Judy DeLapa, the Samaritan Foundation has generously assisted students for more than two decades.
In 2003, the Foundation began offering scholarships through the RCPD,
providing educational support to sophomores, juniors or seniors with
disabilities, and distinguishing itself by offering the first
scholarship for MSU undergraduate students with disabilities. The
scholarship is presented in the amount of $3,500 and is awarded to five
students who are also United States citizens demonstrating financial
need. Recipients are encouraged to recognize this program as an
investment in ability and are in turn challenged to invest in others by contributing as a donor to this program as they achieve success in a
professional career.
AnyApply!
Robert L. Decker & Benjamin Muns Friendship Memorial Scholarship is awarded in the spring to a qualified student with a disability enrolled in a graduate degree program
at Michigan State University for the following summer, fall or spring
semester. Based on endowment performance, Winners are selected
by review of applicant achievement in a variety of areas including:
academics, quality of references, clear definition of goals, pre-professional achievements including demonstrated leadership ability, demonstrated financial need, and quality and coherence of written
essays. Recipients are encouraged to recognize this program as an
investment in ability and are in turn challenged to invest in others by contributing as a donor to this program as they achieve success in a
professional career.
AnyApply!
Katrina Tagget FellowshipAwarded to students who are academically and service-oriented.AnyApply!
Tower Guard ScholarshipAwarded annually to a member of Tower Guard for outstanding achievement and serviceAnyApply!
Study Abroad Scholarship for Students with Disabilitiesawarded to applicants for a MSU study abroad program, who meet its eligibility criteriaMust be a student with a documented disabilityPriority is given to applicants who have been approved to participate in the Disability in a Diverse Society programAnyApply!
MilitaryVALoan.com Disability ScholarshipEvery six months, one high school senior will be selected to receive
scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school.
Applicants should submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how
they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great.
Potential award winners will be judged by the editorial staff of MilitaryVALoan.com and selected at two intervals, once on January 10th,
2012, and once on July 10th, 2012. Applications for each scholarship
period will close one month prior to the announcement date on December
10th, 2011 and June 10th, 2012.
AnyApply!
Barbara Bird and Lilyiane O’Neal Special NeedsFor liberal arts students with special physical needs..AnyApply!
Joseph Steven Meyrick Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to a special education major who has a disability or someone with a disability in his or her family.AnyApply!
Joan Letulle Memorial ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by the scholarship provider. Additional Information Must be a deserving student with a disability.AnyApply!
Texas Mortgage Bankers ScholarshipApplicants must major in mortgage banking, enroll in a minimum six credit hours,
and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Scholarships are based on need and
merit. Applicants must also submit completed DCCCD Foundation scholarship application form to Financial Aid Office.
AnyApply!
Jim & Linda Engle ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by the scholarship provider. Additional Information; Students with disabilities are eligible; must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours.AnyApply!
Organization for Autism Research, which promotes the
educational pursuits of college students with autism and Asperger Syndrome.  The comprehensive program disburses funds by way of three annual $3000 awards, which assist students from three distinct
educational categories: Four-year degree,  two-year degree, and vocational training.
AutismApply!
Christian Record Services ScholarshipsPartial scholarships are offered to legally blind young people striving to obtain a college education.BlindApply!
Cancer Survivors’ Fund Scholarshipthis scholarship is awarded to students residing in the
United States who are survivors of cancer. For eligibility, students
must submit a 1,500 word essay. Award amounts vary.
CancerApply!
Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarshipthis scholarship is awarded to college students who are permanent residents
or attending an educational institution in the states of Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, who have survived cancer. Award amount varies.
CancerApply!
Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship FoundationThe CSFS is devoted to helping students with Cystic Fibrosis pursue their
post-secondary education at a college or vocational school. The CSFS
sponsors several annual scholarships and grants for students with CF.
Awards are based on financial need and academic achievement
Cystic FibrosisApply!
Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF)The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF) is to
provide an opportunity for young adults with CF to further their
education at a college or vocational school. This possibility is often
out of reach for families with CF children because of the high cost of
medical care from the time these students were babies. However we at
CFSF believe in the future of these young adults, their ability to
achieve personal and educational goals, and their importance in making a
long-term contribution to society on all levels.
Cystic FibrosisApply!
Anita Giampalmi ScholarshipMonetary reward and recognition of student with cystic fibrosis Recipients should display academic achievement, educational goals, leadership ability, and strong writing skillsCystic FibrosisApply!
Anita Giampalmi ScholarshipMonetary reward and recognition of student with cystic fibrosis. Recipients should display academic achievement,
educational goals, leadership ability, and strong writing skills.
Cystic FibrosisApply!
Billy Barty FoundationFor college students diagnosed with medical dwarfism.DwarfismApply!
Epilepsy Council of West MichiganJoel Bierens ScholarshipAre available for students who are Michigan residents and being treated for epilepsy.EpilipsyApply!
Minnie Pearl Scholarshipawarded to disabled students with severe to profound bilateral hearing loss. This scholarship is renewable.HearingApply!
George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law & Public Policyawarded to full-time graduate student with moderate to profound hearing loss. Must be enrolled at an accredited law school or pursuing a doctoral or
master degree in public administration or public policy. Deadline for
application is March 1 of every year.
HearingApply!
Scholarship for Students Hard of Hearing or Who are Deafawarded to students who have bilateral hearing loss.
which can be used for tuition, books, and school supplies. Funds can be
used for any term.
HearingApply!
TPA Scholarship Trust, this scholarship is
awarded to individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired. Deadline is
March 1 of every year. Award amount varies.
HearingApply!
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf
– Located on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the
NTID is one of the nation’s preeminent schools for the hearing impaired.
Emphasis is on academic programs that will enable students to find a
lucrative career in the modern marketplace. The NTID offers a variety of
grants and scholarships to qualifying students, based on academic performance and financial need.
HearingApply!
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of HearingIn order to be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Listening and Spoken Language must be the applicant's primary mode of communication.Hearing loss must have been diagnosed before the applicant’s fourth birthday (pre-lingual hearing loss).Hearing loss
must be bilateral and in the moderate to profound range. Applicants must
have an unaided Pure-Tone Average (PTA) of 60dB or greater in the
better-hearing ear in the speech frequencies of 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz.
Applicants with cochlear implants meet this eligibility requirement.
Unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss does not qualify.

Formula for calculating the PTA
On
the unaided audiogram, look at the results for the better hearing ear
at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz and add those three numbers together, then
divide that total by three. The result is the Pure Tone Average. To be
eligible for this program, the applicant’s PTA must be 60 or greater.
Applicant must be enrolled in or have applied to a mainstream and
accredited college/university as a full-time student. This means that,
for the 2012-2013 academic year, the applicant must be a fulltime
undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a bachelors, masters or
doctorate degree at a mainstream college or university.Applicants in the United States must have a minimum cumulative
un-weighted GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent minimums: 4.06 on a
5.0 scale or 81.25 on a scale of 100). For high school seniors, this is a
cumulative GPA for grades 9-11 and the first semester of grade 12. For
college freshman, this is cumulative GPA for grades 9-12 and the first
semester of college. For college sophomores or higher including graduate
students, it is the cumulative GPA on college transcripts for all
semesters completed.

Non-U.S. Applicants
Applicants
must have a minimum 80% cumulative on their high school or secondary
school transcripts.  For colleges outside of the United States,
applicants must have a ranking equivalent to a minimum 3.25 GPA; for
example, for students in the UK, Australia and India, a minimum of an
Upper Second Class ranking is required.
Applicants may receive a total of two awards through the AG Bell College Scholarship program.
HearingApply!
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of HearingDeaf and Hard of Hearing holds an annual scholarship program open to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degreeHearingApply!
The Helen Keller FundProvides financial support through grants to help students who are deaf-blind with his/her reading, tutoring, or equipment
acquisition expenses. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
HearingApply!
Helen Keller Foundation for Research and EducationBased on the legacy of Helen Keller, the Foundation strives to prevent blindness and deafness by advancing research and education. The
Foundation aspires to be a leader in integrating sight, speech and
hearing research with the greater biomedical research community,
creating and coordinating a peer-reviewed, worldwide network of investigators and institutions.
HearingApply!
Minnie Pearl Ear Foundation ScholarshipTo qualify for the Minnie Pearl Scholarship, an applicant must (1)
Currently be a high school senior with a least a 3.0 cumulative grade
point average.(2)
Be accepted, but not yet in attendance at a junior college, university,
or technical school. Must attend on a full-time basis (12 hours per
quarter or semester)(3) Have significant (severe to profound) bilateral hearing loss.(4) Be a mainstreamed hearing-impaired student.(5) Be a United States Citizen
HearingApply!
Caremark Eric Delson Memorial ScholarshipUp to three awards per year are given to students with hemophilia or some other bleeding disorder. The awards are renewable.HemophiliaApply!
National Hemophelia Foundation ScholarshipsThe National Hemophilia Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for
women with bleeding disorders on an annual basis, depending on funding.
This scholarship is designed to benefit women with bleeding disorders in
their pursuit of post high school studies. The scholarship is inspired
by the generosity of two extraordinary young women from the bleeding
disorders community: Josephine Droney and Lindsey Hanson. Please check
back in February, 2011, for application details for next year.
HemophiliaApply!
Eric Marder Scholarship ProgramOpen to patients with a primary immunodeficiency as classified by the World
Health Organization and is intended for undergraduate students attending
or entering college or a technical training school.
ImmunodeficiencyApply!
Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarshipawarded to two high school students with learning disabilities pursuing
undergraduate degrees..
LearningApply!
RISE(Rewarding Individual Success in Education) recognizes students with learning disabilities who have overcome challenges to remain high academic
achievers.  High school graduates who continue their educational
pursuits at colleges and universities are eligible for RISE
scholarships. award is applied directly to tuition costs at
an accredited school.
LearningApply!
Think College is an advocacy group for intellectually challenged individuals.  When
funding permits, the organization provides assistance for
developmentally impaired students who are pursuing college degrees that
can be applied in work settings that elevate the quality of life for
handicapped people.
LearningApply!
Learning Disabilities Association of Americaprovides a portal for identifying and utilizing disability resources.  Education scholarships for students at all academic levels are important vehicles
used by LDAA to create greater educational mobility among the disabled
student population.
LearningApply!
Robert Deaton Scholarships
Address the tuition needs of students with AD/HD and other learning impairments.
LearningApply!
Landmark College
– Landmark College has been dedicated to fulfilling the higher education aspirations of students with learning difficulties for more
the 25 years. They specialize in students with dyslexia, ADHD and ASD.
Landmark offers a number of financial aid services including grants and
scholarships for qualifying students.
LearningApply!
William ”Billy” Brill Memorial ScholarshipScholarship
is for students that have a physical learning disability. Preference
will be given to students who have NOT received a scholarship during the
current scholarship round. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
LearningApply!
Anne Ford and Allegra Ford ScholarshipThe Anne Ford Scholarship award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. The ideal candidate is a high school senior who
has faced the challenges of having a learning disability; is committed
to completing a college degree and setting career goals; has demonstrated perseverance; embraces new opportunities; has a
well-rounded perspective shaped by experiences in school, in the community, and with family and friends; understands how LD affects
his/her life and recognizes the importance of self-advocacy; believes in
contributing to society in a way that increases the opportunities for
individuals with learning disabilities; and will feel comfortable serving as a role model for others who struggle with LD.
LearningApply!
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Agency (KHEAA)Offers two scholarships for people who have a "physical or mental condition
that creates a substantial obstacle," according to the KHEAA website.
Kentucky's Vocational Rehabilition Assistance scholarship pays partial
tuition for a vocational education program for a disabled student.
Students who wish to apply for these grants should check their state's
higher education website to see if they qualify for any grant or
scholarship programs.
MentallyApply!
Evelyn & Fredrick Weissman Education and Charitable FoundationProvides scholarships to individuals. Grants also given for speech and physical therapy to mentally disabled individuals, primarily in Michigan.
Applications accepted throughout the year; Completion of formal
application required, including transcript and essay required.
MentallyApply!
National MS Society Scholarship Programthis college scholarship is awarded to students with MS or students whose parents have MS. MSApply!
ChairScholars Foundationremoves barriers for students with physical impairments.  Low-income students with disabilities who are pursuing vocational training or post-secondary
education are awarded scholarships that pay tuition and expenses.  The
organization offers three distinct programs:
PhysicalApply!
Rita O’ConnellThis memorial fund disburses scholarship dollars to physically or
cognitively disabled college students who exhibit high character and
perseverance.  The scholarship is offered through the University Women’s
Club Fund.
PhysicalApply!
Geoff Brachvogel Memorial Scholarship One award is given
to a college student suffering from chronic pain, RSD or CRPS, while the
other scholarship benefits an allied health major who is committed to
helping chronic pain sufferers following graduation.
PhysicalApply!
SpinLife wheelchair retailer scholarshipfor college students who use manual or power chairs during their educational endeavors.  Applicants compete for awards that can be
applied to four-year university tuition.Scholarships
and grants are similar, in that they do not require repayment.  Either
type of award increases access to college for disabled students, so
grant resources should be considered alongside scholarships.
PhysicalApply!
Anne M. Fassett Scholarship-Must graduate from public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee counties; or be currently enrolled or planning to
attend a Florida state college, community college, or technical school •
Must have a physical disability and use a wheelchair • Must document
financial need
PhysicalApply!
Herbert M. Christian ScholarshipAvailable to seniors graduating from any Montgomery County High School Established in 1997, this fund benefits graduates of any Elmore County
high school. Awards based on academic accomplishment and financial need Special consideration
will be given to those applicants having a physical handicap.Additional Information
Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 is desirable.
Application form, high school transcript, and essay outlining career
goals are required.
PhysicalApply!
FFA/B.R.I.D.G.E. Endowment Fund ScholarshipsFinancial aid for students offered by the Dr. Scholl Foundation, Outdoor
Advertising Association of America and many caring individuals through
the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation.Additional Information
Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture.
Scholarships are available for physically disabled or handicapped
members. Eligible students must submit the supplemental B.R.I.D.G.E.
Endowment Fund Scholarship Application. (Applicants may request the
B.R.I.D.G.E. application by emailing scholarships@ffa.org.)
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Omaha Volunteers for Handicapped Children ScholarshipTo assist those who serve the Orthopedically Impaired and/or the Physically Disabled in their pursuit that leads to quality of life and
their quest to be a contributing member to their environment.Additional Information;
 Applicants must: be a High School Senior or College Student; be a
citizen of the United States and a Resident of Nebraska; either Be a
High School Senior with a 2.25 or C+ equivalent GPA and a High School
Senior accepted into the school of their choice; or a College Student
who are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward graduation.
PhysicalApply!
Foundation for Science and Disability Grant-Computer ScienceFinancial assistance offered to disabled graduate students through the Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc. Fourth year undergraduates who have
been accepted to graduate school or graduates.Additional Information;
Physically disabled college students who are starting or continuing
graduate studies in computer science. Submit application, college
transcripts and two letters of faculty support.
PhysicalApply!
Foundation for Science and Disability Grant-EngineeringFinancial assistance offered to disabled graduate students through the Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc. Available to fourth year
undergraduates and graduates.Additional Information Physically disabled college students who are starting or continuing
graduate studies in engineering. Submit application, college transcripts and two letters of faculty support.
PhysicalApply!
Foundation for Science and Disability Grant-MathematicsFinancial assistance offered to disabled graduate students through the Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc. Fourth year undergraduates or
graduates who have been accepted to graduate school.Additional Information
Physically disabled college students who are starting or continuing graduate studies in mathematics. Submit application, college transcripts and two letters of faculty support.
PhysicalApply!
Foundation for Science and Disability Grant-MedicineFinancial
assistance offered to disabled graduate students through the Foundation
for Science and Disability, Inc. Fourth year undergraduates and
graduates accepted to graduate school.Additional Information
Awarded to physically disabled college students who are starting or continuing graduate studies in medicine. Submit application, college
transcripts and two letters of faculty support.
PhysicalApply!
Foundation for Science and Disability Grant-ScienceFinancial assistance offered to disabled graduate students or fourth year high
school students, through the Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc.Additional Information Awarded to physically disabled college students who are starting or
continuing graduate studies in science. Submit application, college
transcripts and two letters of faculty support.
PhysicalApply!
Bernadette Smith Memorial ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different
criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by the scholarship provider. Don't waste any time, and sign up today to apply! Additional Information Awarded for a graduate or undergraduate student with a severe physical disability.
PhysicalApply!
Student Aid Award for Physically Disabled StudentsAwarded to young, physically disable individuals in need of further education.
Applicants should eb between 15 and 35 years old at the time of
application. Financial need and the capacity to profit from further
education are the two crucial criteria sought in each applicant.
PhysicalApply!
Kappa Lambda Beta Co-ed Fraternity ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider. Don't waste any time, and sign up today to apply! Additional Information Must be an undergraduate with a physical disability.
PhysicalApply!
Jeffrey G. Miracle Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to a UWSP junior or senior planning a career in teaching and has a physical disability.PhysicalApply!
Ability Connection Information Technology Scholarship AwardApplicants must be Physically disabled; at least a senior in high school; enrolled in a technical college or four-year college or university; U.S. citizen
or permanent resident; reside in Southeastern Wisconsin; enrolled in a
program that leads to a career in Information Technology.
PhysicalApply!
Kirk Petshek ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider. Additional Information For students with physical disabilities pursuing a School of Business Administration degree program.
PhysicalApply!
Roland Wayne Cline ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider. Additional Information
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Ross Cline in honor and memory of Dr.
Cline’s brother, Roland W. Cline. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, be enrolled for six hours, and have significant
physical disability. scholarship is renewable if funds are available.
PhysicalApply!
Albert Ring Memorial ScholarshipThe
amount being offered varies for each individual based on different
criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by the scholarship provider. Additional Information Awarded to a physically handicapped student having academic promise and demonstrating financial need. Must major in English.
PhysicalApply!
Jane Utley Memorial Endowed ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider. Additional Information This scholarship will be awarded to physically handicapped female student.33
PhysicalApply!
M.C. Sutton ScholarshipAdditional Information The recipient must; be physically challenged;
be a full-time student at SHSU; work toward a degree in any discipline;
have completed at least 30 semester credit hours; and maintain not less
than an overall GPA of 2.5.
PhysicalApply!
Vince Pool Memorial ScholarshipApplicants must be physically challenged students with a 2.0 GPA and must enroll in a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Applicants must also
submit a completed DCCCD Foundation scholarship application form to the
Financial Aid Office at the college they wish to attend.
PhysicalApply!
Lisa Ann and Lori Sue Packard Memorial Scholarship-SciencesAvailable to a sophomore or junior woman in the College of Arts and Sciences at
Texas Tech University. Preference given to a physically disabled
student. Demonstrate financial need and creditable scholastic standing.
PhysicalApply!
Lisa Ann and Lori Sue Packard Memorial Scholarship-ArtsOffered to a sophomore or junior woman in the College of Arts and Sciences at
Texas Tech University. Preference given to a physically disabled
student. Demonstrate financial need and creditable scholastic standing.
PhysicalApply!
Alpha Phi Omega ScholarshipAwarded to a physically handicapped student attending Texas Tech University, who is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Requires a 2.50 GPA
for a continuing student or appropriate test records for an incoming
freshman.
PhysicalApply!
Venture Clubs Student Aid AwardThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different
criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider. Additional Information Offered to individuals with physical disabilities who are in need of further education.
PhysicalApply!
National Amputation Foundation ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different
criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider Additional Information Awarded to students with a mobility/physcial disability.
PhysicalApply!
Spina Bidida Association of America ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different
criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider. Additional Information Awarded to students with a mobility/physcial disability.
PhysicalApply!
Chairscholarship Foundation ScholarshipAwarded to students with a mobility/physcial disability.PhysicalApply!
Thomas Marion McElwee Scholarship FundThe
amount being offered varies for each individual based on different
criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider. Additional Information;  Erskine
College students who display outstanding drive and determination to
complete a college education. Satisfactory progress towards bachelor’s
degree, physical impairments, and involvement in extracurricular
activities are required.
PhysicalApply!
George J. and Mathilda G. Viera Scholarship FundThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider.Additional Information; This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has physical or
educational disabilities and/or significant personal/family financial
hardship.
PhysicalApply!
Paul E. Wynn, Esq. ’65 Scholarship FundThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider, Additional Information;  Preference given to students who are physically handicapped.
PhysicalApply!
Harry Doehla Foundation ScholarshipThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different
criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider.Additional Information;  Awarded to needy students from Worcester County and/or physically handicapped students.
PhysicalApply!
Rose and Dominic Delisi Scholarship FundThe amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by
the scholarship provider.. Rose and Dominic Delisi Scholarship FundAdditional Information;  Awarded to physically handicapped students.
PhysicalApply!
Medical ScholarshipsWith a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, or transverse myelitis.PhysicalApply!
1800wheelchair ScholarshipThe scholarship is open to students of any major or concentration. The
winner's name, essay and photo will be posted on 1800wheelchair.com.
Although not a requirement, preference will be given to students with
mobility disabilities. Applicants have to write an essay. This
semester's question is: What’s the most important piece of advice you
can give to other students about to start their academic journey
PhysicalApply!
AmeriGlide Achiever ScholarshipAmeriGlide is the leading supplier and distributor of home mobility products
including wheelchair lifts and stair lifts. The meriGlide Achiever
Scholarship is a program we offer to full time college students who use wheelchairs. Our goal is to help provide financial assistance for books
or other school related supplies to deserving mobility challenged
students. This scholarship is available twice a year for the Fall
and Spring Semesters.
PhysicalApply!
The Children with Special Needs FundThe Fund provides services and equipment to children with special health care needs that no other resource – including state or federal programs –
provides. The Fund was created in 1944 with a large bequest of Dow
Chemical stock by Dr. and Mrs. James Pardee. Dr. Pardee was a co-founder
of the Dow Chemical Company. The Pardees’ gift remains a major portion
of the Fund. It has been supplemented by donations made by many other
individuals over the past 58 years. This generosity has enabled the Fund
to help thousands of families. The Fund is administered through the
Michigan Department of Community Health.
PhysicalApply!
Athletes with Disabilities Network ScholarshipPromotes athletic participation by students with physical and sensory disabilitiesMade possible by the Athletes with Disabilities for four students with physical or sensory disabilities engaged in competitive athleticsPhysicalApply!
Edward A. Mellman ScholarshipFor Persons with Disabilities : Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Must be physically disabled, as
defined by the RCPD, and demonstrate the capacity to overcome said disability. Preferences in award distribution is given to students without access to other scholarships.
PhysicalApply!
Multiple Sclerosis FoundationComputer Grant ProgramComputer Grant Program provides refurbished laptop or desktop computers for
individuals with MS on limited or fixed incomes. For those who do not
know how to use a computer, training may be provided. The application
process requires verification of a diagnosis of MS and a brief essay
from the applicant explaining how a computer will enhance their quality
of life. A computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse will be granted.
Internet access and technical support will be the responsibility of the
grant recipient. Applications are accepted from July 1 to October 1 of
each year.
SclerosisApply!
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program Help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who
have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.
SclerosisApply!
Anne and Matt Harbison Scholarshipawarded to a high school student with a language-related disability pursuing an undergraduate degree.SpeachApply!
National Federation for the BlindThe NFB, founded on 1940, is the largest advocacy organization for the blind and visually impaired in the United States. They sponsor 30 annual scholarships and grants designed to help the visually impaired achieve
their education goals.
VisionApply!
Jewish Guild for the Blinddisburses 12-16 generous Guildscholar awards annually.  College-bound high-school seniors with vision impairment VisionApply!
Christine H. Eide Scholarship AwardLighthouse International is dedicated to empowering citizens with vision impairment.  the Christine H. Eide Scholarship Award grants scholarships each semester, to legally blind undergraduate and graduate students studying at accredited schools.VisionApply!
National Federation of the Blind of FloridaVision impaired students attending the university are eligible for scholarships from these agencies:VisionApply!
Delta Gamma Memorial Scholarship
Disabled undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this grant, with special consideration for
visually impaired applicants.
VisionApply!
Arndt Family Scholarship
Visually impaired students who maintain a B average are encouraged to apply if theirs falls within the upper 1/4 of
college entrance exam scores.  Financial need and high character are
further requirements of this disability scholarship.
VisionApply!
The Perkins School for the Blind
Dedicated to providing education and vocational opportunities for visually impaired students of all ages, the Perkins School for the Blind has been at the forefront of education for the visually impaired since
1832. Financial assistance in the form of grants and scholarships is available for qualifying students.
VisionApply!
American Council of the Blind (ACB)Annually awards approximately 20 scholarships 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. Applications may be submitted
beginning Dec. 1; all applications must be received by March 1.
VisionApply!
American Foundation for the Blind, Inc.AFB's programs and services are designed to help improve the lives of
people affected by vision loss. We provide resources and support
directly to individuals with vision loss and their family, as well as to
businesses, employers, and professionals who provide services to blind
and visually impaired people.
VisionApply!
Delta Gamma Foundation Florence Margaret Harvey Memorial Scholarshipto a legally blind junior, senior, or graduate student studying rehabilitation and/or education.VisionApply!
Ferdinand Torres AFB ScholarshipTo a full-time post-secondary student who is legally blind and presents
evidence of economic need; the applicant must reside in the United States, but need not be a citizen.
VisionApply!
Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship:to a woman who is legally blind and studying classical or religious music.VisionApply!
The Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a full-time graduate student who is legally blind and who presents evidence of economic need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.VisionApply!
Paul W. Ruckes ScholarshipTo an undergraduate or graduate student who is blind or visually impaired
pursuing a degree in engineering or in computer, physical, or life
sciences.
VisionApply!
R.L. Gillette ScholarshipWomen who are legally blind and enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program in literature or music.VisionApply!
Rudolph Dillman Memorial ScholarshipUndergraduate or graduate students who are legally blind and studying rehabilitation and/or education of people who are blind or visually impaired.VisionApply!
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually ImpairedWilliam & Dorothy Ferrell ScholarshipFerrell Scholarship, is awarded to two selected applicants who are legally blind and are studying for a career in the field of
services to persons who are blind or visually impaired. Applicants for the Ferrell Scholarship must be legally blind. The definition of legal
blindness is a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the best corrected eye and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less.Applicants for the scholarships must be studying at the post-secondary level for a
career in the field of services to persons who are blind or visually impaired.
VisionApply!
Association of Blind CitizensScholarshipAssociation of Blind Citizens will offer ten thousand dollars in college scholarships to legally blind individuals seeking a college
degree. The Reggie Johnson Memorial Scholarship will be valued at $2000 and seven $1000 scholarships will also be available. The scholarships
will be offered for the 2007/2008 school year. The scholarship may be
applied to tuition, living expenses or related expenses resulting from
blindness.
VisionApply!
Association of Blind CitizensAssistive Technology FundThe Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) will provide funds to cover 50% of the
retail price of adaptive devices or software. The ABC board of directors
believes that this program will allow blind and visually impaired
individuals access to technology products that will have a significant
impact on improving employment opportunities, increase the level of
independence and enhance their overall quality of life.
VisionApply!
Blinded Veterans AssociationKathern F. Gruber Scholarship ProgramBVA has offered spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans a chance
to continue their education through the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program.
VisionApply!
The Fred Scheigert Scholarship ProgramAwarding three (3) students an individual prize annually, 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. Guidelines, Application and Certification of Low
Vision forms and the on-line application are available on this web site
from January 1st to 11:55 pm EST March 1st each year. The application
must be completed online. Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by March 1st. If you have any questions about the scholarship application guidelines, please call CCLVI at
(800)733-2258. Semi-finalists will be selected to participate in a telephone interview with committee members. Winners will be notified in
late spring. Winners are encouraged to attend our annual meeting, which
is held in conjunction with the American Council of the Blind National
Convention and generally takes place the first week in July. Please note: The required CCLVI Certification of Low Vision form may be
downloaded and completed between June and February preceding the March 1st deadline.
VisionApply!
The Carl Foley Graduate Scholarship ProgramWe are currently revising the requirements of this program. This program
is for graduate students attending one of several colleges and
universities which offer a degree in the field of low vision. Applicants
need not be visually impaired. Application is made through the school
directly. If your college or university has a program in the field of low vision and is not currently recognized, contact CCLVI so that a
questionnaire can be sent to the school to determine if the program qualifies for the provisions of the Carl Foley Scholarship.
VisionApply!
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship ProgramEach year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the
Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by
blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time
post-secondary course of study. In addition to these restrictions, some scholarships have been further restricted by the donor.
VisionApply!

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  1. Thank you for mentioning RiSE! I am sure it took many hours to compile your list. Thanks for getting the word out for students with learning disabilities to seek out scholarships to help them succeed.

    • Jena, You are right this resource did take a lot of hrs to put together but I believe it will really help a lot of people out so it was worth it!

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