College Funding: Upcoming Scholarships

An important part of preparing for college is figuring out how to pay for it. Below you will find information about scholarships, including deadlines, award amounts, and eligibility.

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Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are listed in order by deadline.

Scholarship Applications Due December 2014

  • The Mouse Hole Scholarship Program
    Application due: December 31, 2014
    Description: Awards ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 will be awarded to qualifying students with a visual impairment. This scholarship has a rolling deadline.
    Eligibility: Incoming college students are eligible.

Scholarship Applications Due January 2015

  • GuildScholar Award
    Application due: January 15, 2015
    Description: The GuildScholar program awards between twelve and sixteen scholarships of up to $15,000 each to students who are legally blind.
    Eligibility: Incoming college students are eligible.
  • Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Award
    Application due: January 15, 2015
    Description: Awards ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 will be given to qualifying students who are blind or visually impaired.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students are eligible.
  • National MS Society Scholarship Program
    Application due: January 15, 2015
    Description: Awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 will be given to students living with Multiple Sclerosis.
    Eligibility: Incoming college students are eligible.
  • Movers Corp Moving Scholarship
    Application due: January 15, 2015
    Description: This $500 award is intended for college students who will share an experience they had while moving.
    Eligibility: College students who have recently moved are eligible.
  • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    Application due: January 30, 2015
    Description: Up to $8,000 in academic assistance and a full-time summer internship.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students interested in atmospheric and oceanic sciences are eligible.
  • Microsoft Scholarships
    Application due: January 30, 2015
    Description: Microsoft will award either a full or partial scholarship to qualifying students.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students studying computer science are eligible.

Scholarship Applications Due February 2015

  • Joseph C. Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship
    Application due: February 01, 2015
    Description: This need-based award is intended for Gonzaga University students who have physical disabilities.
    Eligibility: Gonzaga University students are eligible.

Scholarship Applications Due March 2015

  • The TPA Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired
    Application due: March 01, 2015
    Description: The TPA Scholarship is need-based and is intended for children and adults with hearing impairments.
    Eligibility: Any age group and student status is eligible.
  • George & Dorothy Mulinski Scholarship
    Application due: March 01, 2015
    Description: This award is for students at CWU with a documented physical disability.
    Eligibility: Central Washington University students are eligible.
  • CCLVI Scholarship: Fred Scheigert
    Application due: March 01, 2015
    Description: Three students with visual impairments will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship.
    Eligibility: Any full-time college student is eligible.
  • SERTOMA: Communicative Disorders Scholarship
    Application due: March 30, 2015
    Description: This $1,000 award is intended for graduate-level students.
    Eligibility: Students who are pursuing advanced degrees in speech language pathology or audiology are eligible.
  • National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
    Application due: March 31, 2015
    Description: Thirty awards ranging from $3,000 to $12,000 will be given to qualifying students who are legally blind in both eyes.
    Eligibility: Full-time students enrolled in post-secondary institutions are eligible.

Scholarship Applications Due May 2015

  • SERTOMA: Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship
    Application due: May 01, 2015
    Description: This $1,000 award is meant for students with bilateral hearing loss.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor's degree are eligible.
  • The BioRX/Hemophilia North Carolina Educational Scholarships
    Application due: May 01, 2015
    Description: Four awards of $2,000 will be awarded to students who have been affected by a bleeding disorder. Applicants pursuing a career in the health field will be considered.
    Eligibility: Any student attending a post-secondary institution is eligible.
  • Inroads Internship
    Application due: May 31, 2015
    Description: This internship opportunity students studying accounting, agricultural science, engineering, computer and information sciences, sales, marketing, supply chain management, healthcare, and retail store management. This scholarship has a rolling deadline.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students with 54 credit hours or two summers remaining before graduation are eligible.

Scholarship Applications Due June 2015

  • Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award
    Application due: June 20, 2015
    Description: Two recipients will get an award of $10,000 and will have the chance to meet with national disability leaders.
    Eligibility: An individual with a disability who displays strong leadership capabilities will be considered.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Below is information about additional upcoming scholarships in which the deadline is unknown. However, the organization offering the scholarship has published a date by which further details will be available.

Scholarship Opportunities, Check back December 2014

  • Incight Scholarship
    Check back: December 31, 2014
    Description: This $500 award will be given to qualifying students with any type of disability.
    Eligibility: Students with disabilities at a post-secondary institution are eligible.
  • WSGC Scholarships for Community College Transfers to the University of Washington
    Check back: December 31, 2014
    Description: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students may receive between $1,000 and $5,000 from the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium.
    Eligibility: Community college students who have transferred to the University of Washington are eligible.
  • Youth Transition Fellowship
    Check back: December 31, 2014
    Description: The HSC Foundation and the American Association of People with Disabilities is now accepting applications for a paid twelve-month fellowship position with the organizations’ disability youth transition and collaboration work. This fellowship is ideal for a person with a disability who has an interest in youth career transitions and employment solutions.
    Eligibility: Anyone who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is eligible.

Scholarship Opportunities, Check back January 2015

  • AIA/AAF Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship
    Check back: January 01, 2015
    Description: The AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship provides financial assistance between $3,000 and $4,000. to minority and/or financially disadvantaged students who intend to pursue a professional degree in architecture.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate college students who are minorities studying in an NAAB Accredited Architecture program are eligible.
  • ALA Century Scholarship
    Check back: January 01, 2015
    Description: This award is up to $2,500.
    Eligibility: Masters or doctorate students with disabilities interested in library school are eligible.
  • P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship
    Check back: January 01, 2015
    Description: $1,500 scholarships will be given to qualifying students with learning disabilities and who have artistic talent.
    Eligibility: Incoming undergraduate students are eligible.
  • American Council of the Blind Scholarship
    Check back: January 01, 2015
    Description: Twenty scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 will be awarded to students who are legally blind.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
  • UCB RA Scholarship Program
    Check back: January 01, 2015
    Description: This scholarship can give up to $10,000 to qualifying students with rheumatoid arthritis.
    Eligibility: Any student pursuing a post-secondary education is eligible.
  • Little People of America (LPA) Scholarship
    Check back: January 01, 2015
    Description: Three awards ranging from $250 to $1,000 will be given to two undergraduate and one graduate student who are members of LPA.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
  • Great Lakes National Scholarship
    Check back: January 01, 2015
    Description: 750 awards of $2,500 are intended for current college students demonstrating financial need.
    Eligibility: STEM college students are eligible.
  • The Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards
    Check back: January 14, 2015
    Description: Three $6,000 awards and three $2,000 awards will be given to qualifying learning-disabled students.
    Eligibility: Incoming undergraduate students are eligible.
  • AG Bell Financial Aid and Scholarship Program
    Check back: January 15, 2015
    Description: Students with hearing impairments are eligible for this $1,000 to $10,000 scholarship.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
  • Salvatore E. Quinci Foundation Scholarship
    Check back: January 15, 2015
    Description: Two awards of $2,000 will be given to students diagnosed with hemophilia or another bleeding disorder.
    Eligibility: Any student attending a post-secondary institution is eligible.
  • Hydrocephalus Association Scholarships
    Check back: January 15, 2015
    Description: This $500 award is intended for students with hydrocephalus.
    Eligibility: Any student pursuing a post-secondary education is eligible.
  • Joe Cleres Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
    Check back: January 15, 2015
    Description: This award is intended for students with either a physical or a mental disability.
    Eligibility: Any college student is eligible.
  • NCWIT Student Seed Fund
    Check back: January 15, 2015
    Description: This program provides $1,000 for student-run programs that promote increased participation of women in computing programs.
    Eligibility: Student-run programs are eligible.
  • Robert and Rosemary Low Memorial Scholarship
    Check back: January 31, 2015
    Description: This award is intended for PSU students with physical disabilities.
    Eligibility: Portland State University graduate students are eligible.
  • IDF Scholarship Program
    Check back: January 31, 2015
    Description: This award is intended for students with a primary immunodeficiency disease.
    Eligibility: Any student pursuing a post-secondary education is eligible.

Scholarship Opportunities, Check back February 2015

  • Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarship Program
    Check back: February 01, 2015
    Description: Students with Cystic Fybrosis can apply for an award ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
  • Independence Foundation Scholarship
    Check back: February 15, 2015
    Description: Up to three students with noteworthy physical disabilities may receive this $500 award.
    Eligibility: Full-time college students are eligible.
  • National Chair Scholars Scholarship
    Check back: February 15, 2015
    Description: Up to twenty students who use wheelchairs may receive a scholarship between $1,000 and $20,000.
    Eligibility: Incoming college students are eligible.
  • Kevin Child Scholarship
    Check back: February 15, 2015
    Description: This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a bleeding disorder who is active in the community.
    Eligibility: Incoming college freshmen and full-time college students are eligible.
  • Mike Hylton & Ron Niederman Memorial Scholarship
    Check back: February 15, 2015
    Description: Ten awards of $1,000 will be given to qualifying men with either hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease.
    Eligibility: Full-time college students are eligible.
  • Millie Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship
    Check back: February 15, 2015
    Description: Ten awards of $1,000 will be given to qualifying women with either hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease.
    Eligibility: Full-time college students are eligible.
  • Graeme Clark Scholarship
    Check back: February 28, 2015
    Description: Scholarships will be awarded to students with hearing impairments who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students are eligible.
  • UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship
    Check back: February 28, 2015
    Description: This $5,000 award is intended for college students with epilepsy.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

Scholarship Opportunities, Check back March 2015

  • 1800wheelchair.com Scholarship
    Check back: March 01, 2015
    Description: A $500 award will be given twice annually to full-time students with physical disabilities.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate students are eligible.
  • American Foundation for the Blind Scholarship
    Check back: March 01, 2015
    Description: Awards ranging from $500 to $3,500 will be given to qualifying students who are legally blind.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
  • Galactic Unite Brightman Scholarship
    Check back: March 01, 2015
    Description: One $7,500 scholarship may be awarded to a female student in STEM fields at a public university.
    Eligibility: First-year female students at any public four-year university are eligible.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Scholarship Program
    Check back: March 01, 2015
    Description: Six awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Eligibility: Graduate students studying communication sciences and disorders are eligible.
  • Friends in Art Scholarships
    Check back: March 15, 2015
    Description: This $1,000 scholarship is intended for blind or visually impaired students who plan on majoring in art.
    Eligibility: Any college student is eligible.
  • AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship
    Check back: March 31, 2015
    Description: This $2,500 award is intended for a college student who uses a wheelchair.
    Eligibility: Full-time college students are eligible.
  • AbbVie Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship
    Check back: March 31, 2015
    Description: Forty $2,500 scholarships and two $19,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students with Cystic Fybrosis.
    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

Scholarship Opportunities, Check back April 2015

  • Education is Power Scholarship Program
    Check back: April 01, 2015
    Description: At least twenty awards ranging from $500 to $2,500 will be given to students with hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease.
    Eligibility: Any student attending a post-secondary institution is eligible.
  • 180 Medical College Scholarship
    Check back: April 01, 2015
    Description: Three $1,000 awards will be will be given to students with spina biffida, transverse myelitis, or a spinal cord injury.
    Eligibility: Full-time college students are eligible.
  • Autism Society Award and Scholarship
    Check back: April 15, 2015
    Description: This $1,000 Autism Society award is intended for students with autism.
    Eligibility: Students attending a post-secondary institution are eligible.

Scholarship Opportunities, Check back May 2015

  • National Amputee Golf Association Educational Scholarship Grant
    Check back: May 31, 2015
    Description: This $1,000-$2,000 award is intended for members of the National Amputee Golf Association.
    Eligibility: Students pursuing either a two- or four-year degree are eligible.
  • Knee Walker Scholarship Program
    Check back: May 31, 2015
    Description: This $250 award is intended for students who have had injuries or who have disabilities.
    Eligibility: Full-time and incoming college students are eligible.

Scholarship Opportunities, Check back June 2015

  • NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
    Check back: June 15, 2015
    Description: This $5,625 award is intended for students with disabilities pursuing a communications or related degree.
    Eligibility: Associate, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible.

Scholarship Opportunities, Check back December 2015

  • Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program
    Check back: December 31, 2015
    Description: This $2,500, renewable award is intended for students with hearing impairments.
    Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate students are eligible.

Other Scholarship Lists

For information about other scholarships consult the following lists.

For general information about funding college studies constult the publication College Funding for Students with Disabilities.