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. For more funding strategies for college, consult the DO-IT publication College Funding for Students with Disabilities.

Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are listed in order by deadline.

  • Application Due: September 30, 2016
    Description:

    Scholarships will be awarded to students with hearing impairments who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due: September 30, 2016
    Description:

    Two individuals will each receive $2,500 in recognition of their outstanding contributions and $7,500 to further a new or existing initiative that increases the political and economic power of people with disabilities. 

    Eligibility:
    An individual with a disability who displays strong leadership capabilities will be considered.
  • Application Due: October 31, 2016
    Description:

    This program provides $3000 for students who are interested in noninvasive technology for deaf/hearing communication.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate student, graduate student, permanent US residency, minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) are eligible
  • Application Due: October 31, 2016
    Description:

    This program provides a scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,500 for students with disabilities (any major), health sciences students (any medical major) and special needs education. 

    Eligibility:
    Students with a disability, enrolling as a health sciences student, or any special education student currently attending a secondary school or has been accepted to a secondary school, technical college, junior college, 4-year college or university.
  • Application Due: November 1, 2016
    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.
  • Application Due: November 1, 2016
    Description:

    Ten awards of $1,000 will be given to qualifying students with hemophilia who demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need.

    Eligibility:
    Full-time college students are eligible.
  • Application Due: November 7, 2016
    Description:

    This award is intended for young women who demonstrate leadership and promise in computing fields.

    Eligibility:
    High-school young women who are interested in pursuing computing fields are eligible.
  • Application Due: November 13, 2016
    Description:

    This $10,000 award is intended for two students with learning disabilities.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due: November 15, 2016
    Description:

    This is a $1,000 award.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate and Graduate students with disabilities studying public health, disability studies, or health promotion are eligible.
  • Application Due: December 1, 2016
    Description:

    Awards of $1,000 each will be given to qualifying students.

    Eligibility:
    Graduate students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are eligible.
  • Application Due: December 10, 2016
    Description:

    Earn a scholarship by writing a short essay about how your mobility technology has helped you overcome an issue or changed your life for the better.

    Eligibility:
    Uses mobility technology
  • Application Due: December 15, 2016
    Description:

    This $500 award will be given to qualifying students with any type of disability. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year is by invitation only. For more information, email scholarship@incight.org.

    Eligibility:
    Students with disabilities at a post-secondary institution are eligible.
  • Application Due: December 15, 2016
    Description:

    One applicant each from the United States and Canada will be selected, who uses a manual or power wheelchair, or a mobility scooter.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due: January 1, 2017
    Description:

    A $500 award will be given twice annually to full-time students with physical disabilities.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due: January 1, 2017
    Description:

    Six awards range from $5,000 to $10,000. These students will eventually pursue careers in clinics, schools, research labs, higher education, and private practice, ensuring continued excellence in the field.

    Eligibility:
    Graduate students studying communication sciences and disorders are eligible.
  • Application Due: January 30, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: February 1, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: March 1, 2017
    Description:

    This award is up to $2,500.

    Eligibility:
    Masters or doctorate students with disabilities interested in library school are eligible.
  • Application Due: March 30, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: March 31, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: April 15, 2017
    Description:

    Up to twenty students who use wheelchairs may receive a scholarship between $1,000 and $20,000.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming college students at Edinboro University in Northern Pennsylvania and University of Tampa in Florida are eligible.
  • Application Due: May 1, 2017
    Description:

    This $1,000 award is meant for students with bilateral hearing loss.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor's degree are eligible.
  • Application Due: September 15, 2017
    Description:

    Vitality Medical's Student Disability Scholarship program is designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and want to make a significant impact on their school and community.

    Eligibility:
    Enrolled as a senior in high school or in undergrad and GPA 3.0 or higher