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

Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are listed in order by deadline.

  • Application Due:
    Feb 1, 2021
    Description:

    This award is for students at CWU with a documented physical disability.

    Eligibility:
    Central Washington University students are eligible.
  • Application Due:
    Feb 1, 2021
    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:
    Feb 7, 2021
    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:
    Mar 1, 2021
    Description:

    This award is up to $2,500.

    Eligibility:
    Masters or doctorate students with disabilities interested in library school are eligible.
  • Application Due:
    Mar 1, 2021
    Description:

    This $500 Autism Society award is intended for students with autism.

    Eligibility:
    Students attending a post-secondary institution are eligible.
  • Application Due:
    Mar 13, 2021
    Description:

    The Joseph James Morelli Scholarship Fund supports high school and college students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Scholarships may be applied to tuition costs, needed resources, and/or testing costs and will range from $500 to $2,500.

    Eligibility:
    Current and upcoming college students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia pursuing a career in STEM are eligible
  • Application Due:
    Mar 27, 2021
    Description:

    The Jill M. Balboni Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Jill Marie Balboni who lost her life long battle with cystic fibrosis in July 2013 at the age of 36. One scholarship of $5,000 (for one year) will be awarded.

    Eligibility:
    Students with a minimum 3.2 GPA, minimum SAT score 1750 or minimum ACT score 25 are eligible
  • Application Due:
    Mar 31, 2021
    Description:

    Essay contest for college students with disabilities who are enrolled as full-time students in a two- or four-year accredited college or university. Length of the essay must not exceed 1000 words. We offer two scholarships per school year of $2,000.

    Eligibility:
    Essay contest for college students with disabilities who are enrolled as full-time students in a two- or four-year accredited college or university.
  • Application Due:
    Mar 31, 2021
    Description:

    The GuildScholar program awards scholarships of up to $10,000 each to students who are legally blind.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming college students are eligible.
  • Application Due:
    Mar 31, 2021
    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.
  • Application Due:
    Mar 31, 2021
    Description:

    Eligibility: Students with Type 1 diabetes who are/will be attending an accredited NAIA & NCAA Institution and who compete in an NAIA & NCAA sport. Minimum GPA of 3.0.
    Scholarship Amounts: 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to 5,000 with two $10,000 scholarships. 
    Deadline: March 31st, 2020. Application opens in January

    Eligibility:
    Students with Type 1 diabetes
  • Application Due:
    Apr 1, 2021
    Description:

    Varghese Summersett is a Fort Worth criminal defense law firm that focuses on state and federal criminal matters. The special needs scholarships can be used offset the cost of camp, tutoring, classes, secondary education, post-secondary education or tools to help the students learn and flourish.

    Eligibility:
    Applicant must have proof of diagnosis of Autism or Down Syndrome
  • Application Due:
    Apr 5, 2021
    Description:

    The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.

    The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall

     

    Eligibility:
    Incoming undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due:
    Apr 14, 2021
    Description:

    Candice's Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. has been established to raise awareness among the public concerning sickle cell disease. Our goal is to help alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/CT) with sickle cell disease by providing three scholarships annually in the amount of $1500 ($750 presented in September, and $750 presented in January). Each applicant must submit a 250-word essay type-written in double-spaced format to include how sickle cell disease has affected their life and education. Each applicant should also include what their educational goals are and how they expect to achieve them, in addition, what person has been instrumental in their lives to help them persevere.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating high school seniors with sickle cell disease in the Tri-State Area who can commit a minimum of 5 hours during the year and write a 250-word essay are eligible.
  • Application Due:
    Apr 15, 2021
    Description:

    Eligibility: Diabetic high school seniors going to college, or students currently in college

    To be considered for a scholarship however, membership dues must be paid prior to the scholarship deadline of April 15. Membership dues are $10 and can be included with your scholarship application or paid online through our donations page.

    Scholarship Amounts: $1,000

    Eligibility:
    Applicants must either have diabetes or have an immediate family member who has diabetes and a family member must be a current Diabetes, Incorporated member.
  • Application Due:
    Apr 26, 2021
    Description:

    All high school students with autism attending a post-secondary program in the 2021-2022 academic year may apply. In addition, all current college students with autism may apply as well who will be attending a post-secondary program in the 2021-2022 academic year. This scholarship has no geographic restrictions meaning it’s open to all upcoming and current college students with autism in the U.S and internationally! If you were selected in a previous year and/or weren’t selected you may reapply as long as you are still attending college in the 2020-2021 academic year. Just make sure to send us a new original application and essay!

    The winning applicant will receive a $500 dollar scholarship to be used to pay for their post-secondary education.

    Eligibility:
    Postsecondary Program Accepted in or Attending (I.E College, Community College, Vocational Program, etc.); Autism Diagnosis
  • Application Due:
    Apr 30, 2021
    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, 2021
    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, 2021
    Description:

    At least twenty awards ranging from $500 to $3,000 will be given to students with hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease; or is a caregiver of a child or adult affected by a bleeding disorder; or has a sibling or parent in the same household affected by a bleeding disorder.

    Eligibility:
    Any student attending a post-secondary institution is eligible.
  • Application Due:
    May 1, 2021
    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, 2021
    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:
    Aug 31, 2021
    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:
    Oct 15, 2021
    Description:

    The Springboard Foundation's invitation to college students with disabilities to apply for 18 scholarships is now open. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage and increase the attendance of full-time college/university students who have documented disabilities, completed 24 hours of college credit and an accumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and provide increased opportunities for gainful employment. The mini-scholarship season is open specifically to students attending a college or university in Texas.

    Since 2016, The Springboard Foundation awarded 22 general and STEM-focused scholarships to college students with disabilities from four-year accredited colleges and universities around the country. This year, we have increased the number of scholarships offerings to 18.

    Eligibility:
    Have completed 24 hours of college credit and an accumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Application Due:
    Nov 30, 2021
    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.

Rolling Deadline Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships accept applications all year-round.

  • Description:

    Targeted to the traditional college-aged student with a disability who is pursuing either a full or part-time course of study in any medium of Art. These cash awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission by e-mail of an art portfolio and artist’s statement.

    Eligibility:
    18 or older, traditional college-aged student with a disability pursuing course of study in any medium of Art
  • Description:

    The Blind Services Division of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services administers the Alabama Scholarships for Dependents of Blind Parents / Textbook Benefits for Dependents of Blind Parents. The Institution of Higher Learning waives tuition and instructional fees. The amount applicant is provided for textbooks is contingent upon the number of participants in the program. This scholarship is renewable up to four standard academic years of nine months each; however, recipients must reapply each year.

    Eligibility:
    Enrolled in Alabama university/trade school within 2 years after high school grad, less than age 23, an Alabama resident for at least five years; family where head of household is blind and family income is at or below 1.3 times the poverty income level
  • Description:

    This $1,000 grant can be applied to services and equipment specifically related to their child’s autism spectrum disorder treatments.

    Eligibility:
    For children 18 years of age or younger, Washington resident, autism spectrum
  • Description:

    GHA is proud to have awarded five scholarships and $9,000 in 2019. The Scholarship Committee selects the recipients of scholarships ranging in value, with a maximum value of $3,000.  GHA sponsors these scholarships to encourage post high-school education for students with a bleeding disorder living within the GHA service area.

    Eligibility:
    Students with hemophilia A or B (factor VIII or IX deficiency), or von Willebrand disease including those with inhibitors are eligible
  • Description:

    750 awards of $2,500 are intended for current college students demonstrating financial need.

    Eligibility:
    STEM college students are eligible.
  • Description:

    This award is intended for students with a primary immunodeficiency disease.

    Eligibility:
    Any student pursuing a post-secondary education is eligible.
  • Description:

    $1,000 scholarships are available. Applicants must write an essay of 700-1,500 words. To receive a scholarship application which will include the rules and deadlines please send an email to: aelliott@cancermonthly.com. Please put the word “Scholarship” in the subject line.

    Eligibility:
    College students are eligible.
  • Description:

    This award is intended for students with either a physical or a mental disability.

    Eligibility:
    Any college student is eligible.
  • Description:

    This need-based award is intended for Gonzaga University students who have physical disabilities.

    Eligibility:
    Gonzaga University students are eligible.
  • Description:

    Awards listed for students living with Multiple Sclerosis.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming and undergraduate college students are eligible.
  • Description:

    This scholarship provides funds for blind youth, deaf youth and deaf-blind youth in becoming self-sufficient through higher education, vocational training, or other appropriate schooling. 

    Eligibility:
    Blind youth, deaf youth and deaf-blind youth are eligible for this scholarship.
  • 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.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships are not currently accepting applications, but may be in the near future.

  • Application Due (check back on):
    Jan 31, 2021
    Description:

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

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Jan 31, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Jan 31, 2021
    Description:

    The scholarship is open nationally to high school seniors who have a hearing loss, which requires the use of hearing aid(s) in their daily life. The scholarship recipient will receive two state-of-the-art ReSound Hearing Aids which best fit his/her hearing loss, along with a $1000 Scholarship to the student’s college or vocational school of choice.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating high school seniors who have hearing loss, requiring the use of hearing aids are eligible
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Jan 31, 2021
    Description:

    The scholarship will award one student per school year with $1000 towards the student’s college or vocational school of choice and ZoomText Screen Enhancement software.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating high school seniors who are visually impaired, requiring the use of visual aids other than glasses are eligible to apply.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Feb 1, 2021
    Description:

    Stand for Children Leadership Center awards three $2,500 scholarships to college-bound Oregon public high school seniors who have "Beat the Odds" by succeeding in school despite daunting obstacles.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating seniors from an Oregon public high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Feb 6, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Feb 15, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Mar 1, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Mar 1, 2021
    Description:

    This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. The amount of this renewable scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 per year, up to $20,000. The scholarship is paid through the Seattle Foundation on behalf of the disAbility Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Microsoft to the recipient’s school’s Financial Aid Office.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating high school seniors with a disability, planning to attend an undergraduate program, declaring a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business or related field, with at least 3.0 high school GPA
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Mar 1, 2021
    Description:

    Microsoft awards tuition scholarships and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines.

    Eligibility:
    Students from a diverse background pursuing a studies in computer science and other STEM-related fields are eligible
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Mar 3, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Mar 15, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Mar 15, 2021
    Description:

    Each year, The Board of Trustees and the Auxiliary to The Ability Center of Greater Toledo gives out $20,000 in scholarships to students with disabilities pursuing a post secondary degree.

    Eligibility:
    Live in NW Ohio and have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Application Due (check back on):
    May 1, 2021
    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.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    May 1, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Jun 1, 2021
    Description:

    The Disability Care Center awards annual scholarships to students who are attending college institutions that have a debilitating condition, support the disabled, or plan on making a difference in the disabled community.

    • The Disabled Student Scholarship
      • This scholarship program is for students who have a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution. The condition can be any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life. The applicant will need to provide a physician’s statement of diagnosis for their impairment in addition to the other required documentation. Applicants who are pursuing a masters degree or higher are only required to be taking 9 credit hours or more for the upcoming fall semester. Scholarship Amount: $500 
    • The Special Education Scholarship
      • This scholarship program is for students who are majoring in special education. The applicant is required to have a major in special education and must be scheduled to take at least one major-required class in the upcoming fall semester. We will need additional documentation confirming the applicant is currently a special education major as well as a copy of their schedule showing at least one major-required class. This scholarship is for undergraduate students only. Scholarship Amount: $500 
    Eligibility:
    The applicant must be a disabled individual, support the disabled, or plan on making a difference in the disabled community
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Oct 1, 2021
    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.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Oct 15, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Oct 31, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Nov 15, 2021
    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 (check back on):
    Nov 17, 2021
    Description:

    The scholarships cover a part or all of an education ranging from G.E.D. to Ph.D. The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation supports the efforts of organizations working to stimulate education, research and direct care in the mental health field. A businessman and consultant, Mr. Baer personally faced mental health challenges during his lifetime and sought to alleviate the suffering of those living with mental illness. Though he attended Yale University, he was unable to complete his studies, so he returned to his hometown of St. Louis where he worked in the family business, the department store Stix, Baer & Fuller. Through his hard work, he was able to increase the family fortune and upon his death left it in trust to be distributed to programs that serve the mission of reintegration.

    -Scholarship is open now-

    Eligibility:
    Reintegration is an achievable goal and dreams are possible for those who have been touched by mental illness.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Nov 17, 2021
    Description:

    The AIA/AAF Diversity Advancement Scholarship provides financial assistance between $4,000 and $20,000. 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.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Dec 2, 2021
    Description:

    The scholarship supports students with one of the following circumstances: Students in foster care, guardianship or group homes or emancipated minors not in the care, custody or control of their birth parents. Students in foster care for the majority of his/her life and not in contact with biological parents for a significant period of time. Applicants must submit proof of their status as described above. or,
    Applicants can be students with physical disabilities. Applicants must provide a doctor’s report describing the disability and the limitation to their ability to work.

    Eligibility:
    High school seniors or graduates age 21 or younger, enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school in Washington state. Must also have residence in Spokane County.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Dec 23, 2021
    Description:

    ACI helps Autistic students learn to make their college campuses better for people with disabilities. ACI participants learn about making student groups, understanding disability policy, and talking to people in power. During ACI, all participants go to the U.S. Capitol to talk to their Senators and Representatives about policies important to the disability community.  After the Academy, students get help from ASAN to meet their advocacy goals at their college.

    Eligibility:
    Be on the autism spectrum; you do not have to have an official autism diagnosis to apply. Be a student at a college or university with at least one year left before you graduate.