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: April 26, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: April 27, 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: April 30, 2017
    Description:

    Two educational scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000.00 each to students with a bleeding disorder.

    Eligibility:
    Students seeking a post-secondary education with a bleeding disorder are eligible
  • Application Due: April 30, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: April 30, 2017
    Description:

    The PreJax Foundation awards scholarships to students who either have been definitively diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) or have a parent with MS.

    Eligibility:
    Current and upcoming full-time undergraduate students with MS or who has parents with MS are eligible
  • Application Due: May 1, 2017
    Description:

    Faith Hope and Love Jesus, Inc. is excited to offer an annual $500 college scholarship. This will be the easiest 500 words or more essay to write in the world. Why? Because it can be on any topic or subject.

    Eligibility:
    Students with a medically-documented blood disorder or cancer diagnosed before the age of 18 are eligible
  • Application Due: May 1, 2017
    Description:

    The Scholarship will be awarded to qualified youngsters seeking to further their education by attending college. The amount of the scholarship is up to $5,000. At least four scholarships will be awarded in 2017. John Lepping was extremely proud of disabled students who mustered the courage and determination to finish their college education despite their setbacks. This scholarship will help to deter the costs of college for disabled individuals who may not have the resources due to overwhelming medical costs.

    Eligibility:
    Students with a disability living in the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) 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: May 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: May 1, 2017
    Description:

    Three students with visual impairments will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship. 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.

    Eligibility:
    Full-time college student, low vision
  • Application Due: May 5, 2017
    Description:

    Any student with autism or Asperger Syndrome is eligible for this $3,000 scholarship.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate and trade school students are eligible.
  • Application Due: May 15, 2017
    Description:

    Awards ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 will be awarded to qualifying students with a visual impairment.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming college students are eligible.
  • Application Due: May 24, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: May 31, 2017
    Description:

    Scholarships are provided to graduating high school seniors. Preference will be given to students with hearing or other physical impairments, financial need and students from Windsor, Colorado; Conroe, Texas; and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Scholarship awards are $1,500 per semester (fall and spring only) for eight semesters or $12,000.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply.
  • Application Due: May 31, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: May 31, 2017
    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: May 31, 2017
    Description:

    Three $6,000 awards and three $2,000 awards will be given to qualifying learning-disabled students.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due: June 1, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: June 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: June 1, 2017
    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: June 2, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: June 15, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: June 19, 2017
    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.
  • Application Due: June 19, 2017
    Description:

    Four scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in communications or media-relations. Each recipient will receive $5,625 for tuition and fees at their college or university.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in communications or media-relations.
  • Application Due: August 1, 2017
    Description:

    Nine $1000 educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorders. In the case of three of the scholarships, immediate family members may also apply.

    Eligibility:
    Full-time college student, bleedng disorder
  • Application Due: August 31, 2017
    Description:

    CHASA is proud to offer college and vocational school scholarships for students with a diagnosis of hemiplegia or hemiparesis due to any cause, or a diagnosis of pediatric stroke.

    Eligibility:
    Students under 25 years old attending a post-secondary institution affected by either childhood hemiplegia or hemiparesis before 18 years old 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
  • Application Due: October 15, 2017
    Description:

    Scholarships are open to any college-age undergraduate with PKU who is on diet treatment. Residents of any country are eligible to apply, but the application must be in English or translated into readable English.

    Eligibility:
    Current and upcoming undergraduate students with PKU and on a diet treatment are eligible
  • Application Due: December 1, 2017
    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, 2017
    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: January 3, 2018
    Description:

    The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship was established from a bequest given to AGI by Harriet Evelyn Wallace, who was one of the founding members of the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS). This scholarship is for the support of female graduate students in the United States studying the geosciences. A new scholar is named each year, and every scholar is eligible for up to two years of support. The current annual award is $5,000.

    Eligibility:
    Female current and admitted graduate students studying geoscience are eligible.
  • Application Due: January 15, 2018
    Description:

    This scholarship is open nationally to high school seniors who are considered totally blind. The interpretation of this is someone who has no light perception and considered a person who cannot see. The scholarship will award one student per school year with a $1000 scholarship towards the student’s college or vocational school of choice and WindowEyes software.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating high school seniors who are considered totally blind are eligible to apply.
  • Application Due: February 1, 2018
    Description:

    Four scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 will be given to qualifying students who are legally blind.

    Eligibility:
    Full-time students enrolled in post-secondary institutions are eligible.
  • Application Due: March 1, 2018
    Description:

    This award provides multiple video magnifiers of varying brands and styles to students and adults demonstrating a need. CCLVI and video magnifier vendors partner to provide this award annually. Email Genensky@cclvi.org with your name and email address to receive information of when the next Dr. Samuel Genensky Video Magnifier Memorial Award application period is open.

    Eligibility:
    Low vision