Last updated: September 22, 2017

More than ever, colleges and universities around the United States not only welcome students with disabilities into their programs, but also cater to their needs through supportive staff, academic assistance programs, free shuttles and more.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, over 11 percent of undergraduate students in the U.S. reported having a disability—to put that into perspective, that’s over 2 million students. Although opportunities exist for students with a wide range of disabilities, the cost of college can still deter high school graduates from pursuing higher education. To help you finance your degree, check out the resources for prospective students and sort through the scholarships for disabled students below. 

Navigating college with a disability is possible by advocating for yourself. Clinical psychologist and college admissions consultant with Tourette Syndrome, Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, weighed in on how his resourcefulness played a role in his college career, “...at Cornell and UCLA, the Student Disability Services offices were incredibly helpful: they took the time to learn about the supports I needed and made every effort to provide effective accommodations.” He went on to say, “You have to believe that you can get into your top-choice schools, and also that you are just as capable as everyone else.”

“You have to believe that you can get into your top-choice schools, and also that you are just as capable as everyone else.”
Dr. Shirag Shemmassian

To learn more about how you can advocate for yourself and excel in your college courses, take advice from these governmental resources, organizations and advocacy groups.

Resources for Students with Disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

AAPD works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by acting as a convener, connector and catalyst for change.

Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring (DREAM)

DREAM is a national organization for and by college students with disabilities that advocates for disability culture, community and pride.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)

NCCSD is a federally-funded project under the U.S. Department of Education.

Mobility International USA (MIUSA)

MIUSA is a disability-led non-profit organization advancing disability rights and leadership globally.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

A national network with information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)

NCSET helps youth with disabilities achieve successful futures.

PACER Center

PACER provides assistance to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adults with disabilities.

 
 

Disability Scholarships

If you’re a student living with a disability and want know how to finance your college degree, sort through the scholarships below and click “view scholarship” to apply directly on their website. If the scholarship deadline has passed, check the website to see when their next scholarship application is available—all scholarship opportunities are annual.

The Shire ADHD Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 8, 2018

Students diagnosed with ADHD are eligible for this award. Candidates must be pursuing higher education.

AbbVie Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 27, 2018

Students with cystic fibrosis who plan to attend an accredited higher education institution may apply for this award.

AbbVie Immunology Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Undergraduate and graduate students with inflammatory diseases, including ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Crohn’s disease (CD), hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), psoriasis (Ps), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ulcerative colitis (UC) or uveitis (UV), may apply for scholarships.

Baxalta Shire's Education Advantage Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students with hemophilia A or B or von Willebrand disease are eligible for this scholarship. Awards can be applied to GED completion, college education, or vocational or technical education.

Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 14, 2018

Candidates must be diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing an undergraduate education.

Candice's Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 14, 2018

College-bound students with sickle cell disease who live in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut are eligible. Students will submit an essay at time of application.

Carolyn Wilson Dialysis Patient Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: July 29, 2018

Scholarship awards are granted to dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients living in Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Funds may go toward education, vocational training or employment assistance.

CFSF Standard Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 24, 2018

Candidates must be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in a vocational or undergraduate program.

Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Awards are given to students with hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder, or who have family members with these conditions. Students must be U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college program.

Faith Hope and Love Jesus, Inc. College Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Students with a history of a blood disorder or cancer are eligible candidates. An essay is required.

Heart Disease Awareness Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Scholarships are awarded to those who have been impacted by heart disease or who have a relative who has been impacted by heart disease. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and be planning to attend an accredited institution.

Herb Schlaughenhoupt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to students with hemophilia or a similar bleeding disorder or students with an immediate family member with a bleeding disorder.

HFA Educational Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Students in the bleeding disorders community are eligible for scholarships. Application and eligibility criteria are listed on the website.

Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 24, 2018

Candidates must be an organ transplant candidate, recipient, living donor, donor family member or immediate family member of a transplant recipient or candidate.

It's My Heart New England CHD Awareness Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 20, 2018

To be eligible for this award, students must be high school seniors who are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD), the recipient of a heart transplant or a family member of a person diagnosed with a CHD.

Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Candidates must be diagnosed with narcolepsy. High school seniors attending a four-year college or university are eligible.

Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Scholarships are awarded to incoming college freshmen with type 1 diabetes. Students must be planning to play a competitive sport in college.

Jill M. Balboni Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 23, 2018

High school seniors with cystic fibrosis are eligible. Candidates must have a high school GPA of 3.2 or better.

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: $500

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree may apply. Applicants must be HIV positive or have AIDS.

Matrix Health Group Memorial Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Students with bleeding disorders or those who have family members with bleeding disorders may apply for awards. Candidates must be U.S. citizens with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 18, 2018

High school seniors and current undergraduate students with multiple sclerosis (MS) may apply for this scholarship. Students must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an undergraduate program.

Novo Nordisk Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Eligible candidates for this award are incoming college freshmen diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Funds can be put toward conferences and higher education.

Pfizer Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 6, 2018

U.S. residents planning to attend a higher education institute in the United States may apply. Students must be diagnosed with hemophilia A or hemophilia B.

SCTPN Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: July 29, 2018

To be eligible for this award, candidates must be diagnosed with sickle cell disease or thalassemia. Scholarship monies are given to students seeking or currently attending an institution for an undergraduate degree.

Students With A Heart Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Undergraduate and graduate students who suffer from heart disease and deformities are eligible. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

Team Type 1 Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: February 20, 2018

To apply, candidates must have type 1 diabetes and be a competitive athlete planning to play at the NCAA or NAIA level. Students must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

The Biogen Hemophilia Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 15, 2018

U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents with hemophilia A or B may apply. Students must be enrolled in a two or four-year college or a vocational or technical school.

The Douglas MacInnes ALS Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Scholarships are given to students who have been affected by ALS in their lifetime. Students can be high school seniors or current college freshmen and sophomores.

The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Post-secondary students impacted by multiple sclerosis (MS), either directly or as a family member, may apply. Students must be U.S. citizens who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a vocational, technical, two or four-year college institution.

The Guthrie-Koch PKU Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Eligible candidates are students diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU). Students must be accepted to a technical school or college.

The Jay Franke Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Incoming freshmen pursuing a career in the arts (music, dance or theatre) are eligible to apply. Candidates must show proof of type 1 diabetes.

The Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Students who will be undergraduate freshmen and are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are eligible for this award.

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 15, 2018

High school seniors with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes are eligible. Students must actively participate with an organized athletic team.

Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Students diagnosed with rheumatic diseases who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree are eligible to apply.

Wozumi Family Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 11, 2018

Students who are HIV positive, and/or focusing on the treatment and eradication of HIV are eligible for awards.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Awards are given to high school seniors with type 1 diabetes who plan to attend an accredited higher education institution. A number of scholarships are awarded; see website for eligibility and deadline information.

Andre Sobel Award

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Candidates must be diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 21.

IDF Academic Scholarship Programs

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Awards are given to students with an applicable immune deficiency disorder. Students must attend classes at a U.S. university, college or technical school.

Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students with cystic fibrosis are eligible for awards. High school, undergraduate and graduate students may apply.

Turner Syndrome Society College Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students with Turner syndrome are eligible for awards through the Turner Syndrome Society. Eligibility criteria and deadlines are updated on the website.

MedPro Rx Education is Power Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Scholarships are awarded to individuals living with hemophilia and von Willebrand disease. Candidates must be U.S. residents.

Hemophilia Village Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Students must have either hemophilia A or hemophilia B, or be a carrier. Applicants must be high school seniors or be currently enrolled at a college, junior college or vocational school.

Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: $500

Deadline: September 22, 2017

Scholarships are given to those diagnosed with sickle cell anemia disease or a life threatening disease (i.e. diabetes, lupus). A high school GPA of 2.5 or higher is required.

Elizabeth Nash Foundation

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 4, 2018

Undergraduate and graduate students diagnosed with cystic fibrosis may apply. The scholarship committee considers academic record, demonstrated leadership and community involvement.

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

Amount: $500

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Candidates must have a disability and be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student. Preference is given to those pursuing a career in disability and health.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Students from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, are eligible. Candidates must be pursuing a study abroad or internship opportunity.

CHASA Scholarship for Childhood Stroke Survivors

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 31, 2017

Students pursuing post-secondary education may apply. Candidates must be affected by childhood hemiplegia or hemiparesis due to any cause or by pediatric stroke, or be currently diagnosed with hemiplegia or hemiparesis or pediatric stroke.

Ethan Saylor Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: February 1, 2018

This scholarship is awarded to students with Down syndrome. Candidates must be 18 years or older and pursuing their own passions despite limitations.

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Amount: $500

Deadline: December 6, 2017

Undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities pursuing a career in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field are eligible to apply.

Incight Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Undergraduate and graduate students with a documented disability are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 26, 2018

Students with disabilities who demonstrate interest in computer science are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

O'Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Students with Down syndrome who plan to take classes or enroll in a postsecondary educational institution are eligible to apply. Candidates must be 18 years or older.

The de Moya Foundation Job Coach Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 20, 2018

Students with disabilities who have an interest in engineering, construction or transportation are eligible candidates. Scholarship funds assist with preparing students for competitive employment.

Ups for Downs Eric Martinez Memorial Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Candidates must be U.S. citizens with personal or family involvement in the activities and programs of UPS for Down syndrome.

Ups for Downs Katie MacDonald Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Down syndrome students pursuing educational or job training opportunities beyond high school are eligible. Some awards are also granted to those pursuing higher education in a disability related field.

VSA Arts Young Soloists Award

Amount: $500

Deadline: February 8, 2018

Instrumental and vocal musicians, both soloists and ensembles, are eligible. All genres of music are accepted and at least one musician in an ensemble must have a disability.

VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Artistic students with disabilities who live in the United States are eligible to apply. Artwork in any medium is accepted.

Business Plan' Scholarship for Students With Disabilities

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Candidates with a documented disability may apply. Students will write a business plan for a component of their application.

Rehabmart Disability Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Students will submit an essay on a provided topic. Candidates must have a disability, be a health science student or be entering the field of special needs education.

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 29, 2018

Candidates must have a disability defined by the ADA and be undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors, or be graduate students. Students should be pursuing a career in entertainment, the media or communications.

Academy of Special Dreams Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to students who submit a portfolio of creative work with their application. Candidates must be studying art or creative writing and have a documented disability.

Foundation for Science and Disability Student Award Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Students pursuing a degree in the STEM fields are eligible for this award. Students must have a documented disability and can be of the undergraduate or graduate level. All candidates must plan to pursue a graduate degree.

Newcombe Scholarships for Students With Disabilities

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students must demonstrate financial need and have documentation of a disability. Scholarships are available only at certain institutions.

Microsoft disABILITY Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 15, 2018

High school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in IT systems, law, business, engineering or computer science are eligible to apply. Candidates must have a disability as defined by the World Health Organization.

BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: September 24, 2017

Candidates must have a visible or invisible disability. Current undergraduate students with a major in statistics, math, engineering, finance, business or a related field are eligible to apply.

1800wheelchair.com Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Candidates will submit a visual poem about overcoming adversity. Students must be high school seniors or current undergraduate students.

Disability Awareness Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 10, 2018

Awards are given to support disability awareness. Students who apply must be of the high school, undergraduate or graduate level.

AG Bell College Scholarship Awards

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 1, 2018

To be eligible, students must be pursuing higher education post-high school. Documentation of hearing loss before the age of four must be provided, and the primary mode of communication must be spoken communication.

Help America Hard of Hearing Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 26, 2018

High school seniors with hearing loss are eligible to apply for this national award. Students must be planning to pursue a vocational or college education.

Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Students with bilateral hearing loss who are U.S. citizens may apply for this scholarship. Candidates must have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA.

Alexander Graham Bell Association College Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students who were diagnosed with hearing loss before their fourth birthday are eligible. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students are eligible to apply.

Graeme Clark Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: September 30, 2017

High school seniors who plan to attend an accredited institution may apply. Candidates must have a Cochlear Nucleus Implant.

Foundation for Sight and Sound Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

High school seniors intending to pursue college or technical school may apply. Candidates must show documentation of hearing loss.

LTZ Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 26, 2018

Candidates must show proof of bilateral hearing loss. Eligible students are planning to attend a U.S. non-profit higher education institution.

Beatrice F. Kroesche Fund Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Scholarships are given to women who are visually or hearing challenged. Candidates’ GPA must be at least 3.0.

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Students diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder are eligible candidates. Candidates must be U.S. citizens planning to attend higher education.

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening® (LTL) Awards

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 31, 2018

High school seniors with learning disabilities are qualified to apply. Awards are given based on outstanding leadership, academic achievement and service to others.

RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 31, 2018

High school seniors who plan to attend a college or university are eligible to apply. Candidates must provide documentation of a learning disability and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

The Anne Ford Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: November 13, 2018

To apply, candidates must be high school seniors with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must provide documentation of a learning disability.

The de Moya Foundation Tutoring Support Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 20, 2018

High school seniors and college students pursuing a career in construction, engineering or transportation may apply. Students must have a documented learning disability.

The Quell Fighter Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Outstanding high school students diagnosed with a mental health condition should apply for this award. Candidates must be accepted to a college or university.

Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: November 14, 2017

Veterans of the United States Armed Forces diagnosed with PTSD are qualified to apply for this award. Scholarship funds may go toward secondary education, college or trade school.

Gemm Learning Dyslexia Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Awards are given to students with a dyslexia diagnosis. An essay is required with application.

The JC Runyon Foundation Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: 03/02/2018

Candidates are those who have successfully completed an inpatient program at a psychiatric facility. To be eligible, students must plan to attend an accredited college or university.

The Drake Davis Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

High school seniors who plan to attend a college or university may apply. Candidates must have a personal commitment to suicide awareness and prevention.

Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Candidates must be active participants in raising awareness of mental health issues on campus. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate institution.

The Organization for Autism Research Schwallie Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 2, 2018

Scholarships support qualified individuals with autism or Asperger’s syndrome who plan to pursue post-secondary education.

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: July 31, 2018

High school seniors and undergraduate students may apply. The scholarship helps students who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or who have a sibling with an ASD.

KFM Making a Difference for Autism Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students with an autism diagnosis may apply. Candidates must be enrolled in a post-secondary education institution.

ASAN Autistic Scholars Fellowship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students with an interest in advocacy for autistic people and people with disabilities should apply. Awards help students create systems changes on their college campuses.

Percy Martinez Autism Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Awards are given to high school, undergraduate and graduate students with autism. Students must show interest in education.

Feldman Law Firm Autism Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: February 15, 2018

High school, undergraduate, and graduate students with a diagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may apply for this scholarship.

Terril Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Students who have experienced a traumatic brain injury or neurologic disease are eligible. Candidates must be a high school senior or current college student.

The Law Offices of Judd S. Nemiro Dyslexia Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: November 4, 2017

Students diagnosed with dyslexia may apply for this scholarship. Candidates must plan on attending a community college, trade school, secondary school, college or university.

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: November 13, 2017

Graduating high school seniors with a documented learning disability are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must be enrolled in a vocational, technical or training program, a specialized program for students with LD or a two-year community college.

Joseph James Morelli Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 17, 2018

High school and college students who are pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are eligible for this award. Students must provide evidence of a learning challenge.

John Lepping Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Students with psychological handicaps and physical disabilities are eligible. Candidates must reside in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania.

Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Tourette Syndrome Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Scholarships are granted to students diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required.

Mobility Scooters Direct Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Candidates must provide documentation of a disability that limits mobility. A minimum GPA of a 3.0 is required.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: September 1, 2017

To be eligible, candidates must have a mobility disability and be a full-time college student at an accredited institution.

Wheelchair Success Foundation Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher may apply. Candidates must provide proof of a disability that requires use of a wheelchair.

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: December 18, 2017

Students with a spinal cord injury or disease resulting in paralysis may apply for this scholarship. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is necessary.

Disability Care Center Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Scholarships are awarded students who have a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution.

Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Appel Law Firm offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are survivors of car accidents and have overcome their injuries.

Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies Awareness Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 25, 2018

Scholarships are designed to raise awareness of limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs). High school and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

Able Flight Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Candidates with a physical disability may apply. Awards have been given to students who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injury, wounded veterans, people with congenital birth defects and people who have lost limbs.

Swim with Mike Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Scholarships support athletes who participated in organized competitive youth, high school or collegiate athletics and subsequently sustained a life changing illness or accident (e.g. blindness, cancer, paralysis, amputation, head injuries).

Phoenix Education Grant

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Scholarships are given to burn survivor students pursuing their educational dreams. Candidates must plan to attend a higher education institution, including a two or four-year college, a technical or vocational school.

Flicker of Hope Foundation

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Scholarships are awarded to burn survivors who are high school or recently graduated high school students. Award criteria includes academic performance, financial need and community service.

Ellwood & Louise Reed Bridge to Life Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Burn survivors who are pursuing education after high school are eligible to apply. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Little People of America College and Vocational Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 22, 2018

Students who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism or have immediate family members as dwarfs are eligible to apply. Awards are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Students with a limb amputation are eligible for this scholarship. Candidates must be enrolled in a college or university.

Will2Walk Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 6, 2018

Awards are given to candidates who exemplify how those with spinal cord injuries can live a healthy, active and independent lifestyle.

180 Medical College Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students under a doctor’s care for a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, ostomy, spina bifida or neurogenic bladder condition are eligible. Candidates may be high school, undergraduate or graduate students.

May’s Mission Disability Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Students with mental and physical disabilities are eligible for scholarships. Candidates must have scored 18 or better on the ACT or 870 or better on the SAT.

Taylor Huth Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: February 3, 2018

Students diagnosed with epilepsy may apply for this scholarship. Eligible candidates are high school seniors, college students, graduate students and adults seeking higher education.

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 10, 2018

Students living with epilepsy or a caregiver/family member of a person living with epilepsy may apply. Candidates must be pursuing higher education at an associate, undergraduate, trade school or graduate degree level.

PATH-WAY Providing Access to Happiness Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 27, 2018

Applicants must have a physical disability, including but not limited to, neuromuscular disorders or musculoskeletal impairments such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, dystonia, SMA, osteogenesis imperfecta or amputee.

Help America See Scholarship - Blind Student

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 26, 2018

Candidates must be high school seniors who are considered totally blind. Students must be pursuing college education.

Help America See Scholarship - Visually-Impaired Student

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 26, 2018

High school seniors who are considered legally blind or visually impaired may apply. Students must be pursuing college education.

The Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens who are legally blind. Awards are given to female undergraduate and graduate level students studying religious or classical music.

The R.L. Gillette Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Legally blind women pursuing a four year undergraduate degree in literature or music are eligible for this award. The American Foundation for the Blind gives awards in order to support and encourage one’s full potential.

American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Legally blind students accepted to academic and vocational training programs are encouraged to apply for scholarships.

CRSB Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Scholarship awards are offered to legally blind students intending to obtain a college education.

Lighthouse Guild Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Candidates must provide proof of legal blindness and U.S. citizenship. Scholarships are given on academic accomplishments and merit.

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards (SAA)

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees may apply. Qualified candidates are those who are legally blind or visually impaired.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Students who are legally blind in both eyes and who reside in the U.S., Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia may apply. Several scholarships are available each year. Visit the website for current awards and eligibility criteria.

The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Candidates with proof of legal blindness may apply. Awards are given to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in the field of engineering or in physical, computer or life sciences.

Brother James Kearney Scholarship Program for the Blind

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Students diagnosed as legally blind or severely visually impaired are eligible. See list of current partnering colleges and universities for this award.

USABA Scholarship Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Awards given by the United States Association of Blind Athletes offer funds to students who are enrolled in a two or four-year U.S. education institution. Candidates for these awards must be legally blind.

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