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 14, 2023
    Description:

    The American Council of the Blind is offering scholarships for the 2023 school year. Applications will be accepted from November 1 through February 14.

    Eligibility:
    Legally blind undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Application Due:
    Feb 28, 2023
    Description:

    The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees.

    Eligibility:
    Washington residents with a high school diploma or equivalent by June 2017, pursuing a STEM major, enrolling full time in a Washington state college or university are eligible
  • Application Due:
    Mar 1, 2023
    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:
    Mar 1, 2023
    Description:

    The American Association on Health and Disabilities awards $1000 to undergraduate/graduate students (at least a sophomore) with a disability pursuing studies related to the health and disability, such as, public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, and special education.

     

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate (at least a sophomore) or graduate students with disabilities studying public health, disability studies, or health promotion.
  • Application Due:
    Mar 31, 2023
    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:
    Mar 31, 2023
    Description:

    Each year, the National Federation of the Blind awards thirty scholarships at its national Convention. Scholarship recipients are provided assistance in order to attend the NFB’s national convention. 

    Eligibility:
    Legally blind college students
  • Application Due:
    Mar 31, 2023
    Description:

    This scholarship is for young people who have learning differences. The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship provides up to$1,000.00 financial award annually to one graduating high school senior who plans a career in the visual arts. Awards are sent directly to the college to be applied towards tuition. The scholarship may be renewed for up to three consecutive years based on eligibility. The amount of the award may vary from year to year.

    Eligibility:
    This scholarship focuses on students with language related learning disabilities..
  • Application Due:
    Mar 31, 2023
    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:
    Apr 2, 2023
    Description:

    The scholarship will award one student per school year with $1,000 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:
    Apr 3, 2023
    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:
    Apr 3, 2023
    Description:

    The Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students who are blind or visually impaired, and to Chicago Lighthouse employees, especially those who are disabled and/or Veterans. Applicants must be Illinois residents attending any school of higher education, or students from other states attending school in Illinois, to obtain accredited certifications, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees.

    Eligibility:
    Blind/visually impaired Illinois students pursuing postsecondary education with a minimum 2.5 GPA, and Chicago Lighthouse employees.
  • Application Due:
    Apr 5, 2023
    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 15, 2023
    Description:

    Partial scholarships are offered to legally blind young people working toward a college education.

    Eligibility:
    Full time college students who are legally blind are eligible.
  • Application Due:
    Apr 15, 2023
    Description:

    The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students with Type 1 Diabetes beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years.

    Eligibility:
    High school seniors with childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and actively participating on an organized athletics team; U.S. citizen; minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Application Due:
    Apr 15, 2023
    Description:

    The goal of the Foundation is to provide young people challenged with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) the financial ability to pursue a college education. The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to undergraduate students of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating high school seniors with childhood diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes are eligible
  • Application Due:
    Apr 15, 2023
    Description:

    This $500 award will be given to qualifying students with any type of disability.

    • You must be a current Washington, Oregon or California resident.
    • You must be attending higher education during the funding cycle following your application (2021-2022 School Year.) This includes college, university, community college, or vocational school. You may be pursuing any type of degree within these institutions.
    • You must be enrolled and provide enrollment verification to INCIGHT.
    Eligibility:
    Students with disabilities at a post-secondary institution are eligible.
  • Application Due:
    Apr 17, 2023
    Description:

    The Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends to remember Aimee. $5000 scholarships are given to graduating seniors from a high school within Travis, Williamson or Hays Counties, living with a diagnosis of Type I Diabetes (insulin-dependent) with financial need and academic potential.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating seniors from a Travis, Williamson or Hays County high school with Type I diabetes.
  • Application Due:
    Apr 21, 2023
    Description:

    The Susanna and Lucy DeLaurentis Memorial Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to college-bound high school seniors with a chronic disease or other serious challenge to physical or mental health.

    Eligibility:
    College-bound high school seniors with a chronic disease or other serious challenge to physical or mental health.
  • Application Due:
    Apr 23, 2023
    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:
    Jun 1, 2023
    Description:

    Three $1,000 awards will be will be given to students with spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or a spinal cord injury.

    Eligibility:
    Full-time U.S. college students with spina bifida, spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy.
  • Application Due:
    Jun 15, 2023
    Description:

    This program provides $6000 for full-time undergraduate/graduate students. Through the program, recipients will propose and complete a research project on non-invasive technology for deaf/hearing communication.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate/graduate student, permanent US residency, minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Application Due:
    Jun 15, 2023
    Description:

    This scholarship of $1000 is open to students who have been diagnosed with cancer themselves, as well as those who have stood by a loved one. Survivors, current cancer patients, and the allies of patients and survivors are welcome to apply.

    Eligibility:
    Current or incoming US undergraduate/graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA; either a current/former cancer patient, or have stood by a loved one who was diagnosed with cancer.
  • Application Due:
    Aug 1, 2023
    Description:

    Six scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to full-time college students with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease, with each award exclusive to a specific demographic in the bleeding disorder community including women, men, inhibitor patients and immediate family members. 

    Eligibility:
    US resident, full-time college students with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease or their immediate family members.
  • Application Due:
    Sep 15, 2023
    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; at least 16 years of age.

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:

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

    Eligibility:
    For children or young adults under the age of 23, Washington resident, on the autism spectrum, with demonstrated financial need.
  • 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 student with a disability pursuing education requiring tuition.
  • Description:

    Awards listed for students living with Multiple Sclerosis.

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

    This scholarship funds blind, deaf, and deaf-blind undergraduate or graduate students in becoming self-sufficient through higher education, vocational training, or other schooling. Applications are accepted year-round, with those post-marked by July 15 reviewed in August, and with priority given to Grays Harbor residents; then residents of Pacific, Thurston and Mason Counties; then residents of other counties in Washington State.

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

    The TPA Scholarship is need-based and is intended for children and adults with hearing impairments.

    Eligibility:
    Any age group and student status with a hearing impairment.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

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

  • Application Due (check back on):
    Feb 10, 2023
    Description:

    Sponsored by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, The Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship awards eleven (11) scholarships at $5,000 each, five (5) scholarships at $4,000 each and five (5) scholarships at $3,000 each will be awarded to students that will be incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming undergraduate students with Type 1 diabetes are eligible.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Feb 16, 2023
    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, 2023
    Description:

    Forty $2,500 scholarships and two $19,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students with Cystic Fibrosis.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Mar 1, 2023
    Description:

    CAPED Scholarships awards 11 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 to students with disabilities in post secondary education.

    Eligibility:
    California undergraduate/graduate students with a disability and a minimum GPA of 2.5 or 3.0, respectively.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Mar 1, 2023
    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 (check back on):
    Mar 1, 2023
    Description:

    This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a bleeding disorder who is active in the community.

    Several other related scholarships can be found on the National Hemophilia Foundation scholarship page.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming college freshmen and full-time college students are eligible.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Apr 1, 2023
    Description:

    Designed for people who wish to earn a Sport Pilot license. Applicants must be able to provide proof of disability from their attending physician, be at least 17 years of age, a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to operate the controls of the training aircraft. Special controls will be available for Able Flight Scholars as needed. Scholarship applications are accepted at any time and reviewed on a continuing basis. Training takes place  from mid-May to early July of each year.

    Eligibility:
    Must be able to provide proof of disability from their attending physician, be at least 17 years of age, a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver’s license.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Apr 1, 2023
    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 (check back on):
    Apr 1, 2023
    Description:

    One applicant each from the United States and Canada will be selected, who uses a manual or power wheelchair, or a mobility scooter, to be awarded a $1,500 scholarship.

    Eligibility:
    Full-time U.S. undergraduate/graduate students who use mobility equipment, such as power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Apr 1, 2023
    Description:

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

    Eligibility:
    High school senior members with learning disabilities, who plan to continue their education after graduation, in recognition of their academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and service to others.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    May 1, 2023
    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 (check back on):
    May 1, 2023
    Description:

    The Disability Care Center awards annual scholarships to students who are attending college institutions that have a disability, support those with disabilities, or plan on making a difference in the disabled community. It offers two scholarship tracks: One for students with a disability, and one for students majoring in special education.

    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):
    Sep 1, 2023
    Description:

    At the beginning of the summer, interns participate in a 1-week orientation session to learn about AAPD and the disability rights movement, meet the other interns, and participate in a variety of engaging workshops and events. As part of the AAPD network, interns also receive opportunities to attend events on Capitol Hill, conferences, community events, briefings, and more. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing.

    You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this program will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability. Individuals that are not US citizens are welcome to participate in this program if they 1) are a current student at or recent graduate of US college or university and 2) have the proper work authorization documents.

    Eligibility:
    Any undergraduate student, law student, graduate student, or recent graduate from a US college or university who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Sep 1, 2023
    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 with 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):
    Sep 1, 2023
    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. Must have attended a school in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. overseas military base.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Sep 1, 2023
    Description:

    Scholarships of up to $15,000 each will be awarded, dependent upon type of degree pursued. Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S. and diagnosed by a healthcare professional with one of the following: ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Crohn's disease (CD), hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), psoriasis (Ps), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ulcerative colitis (UC), or uveitis (UV). Qualified applicants must plan to enroll in undergraduate (associate's, bachelor's) or graduate (master's, MD, JD, doctorate) study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the 2018-19 academic year.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate or graduate students living in the U.S. with chronic inflammatory diseases.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Sep 1, 2023
    Description:

    Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    Eligibility:
    Current graduate student studying in eligible field of study researching and enrolled in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) leading to Ph.D./Sc.D. degree at a not for profit US institute for higher education
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Oct 1, 2023
    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 (check back on):
    Oct 15, 2023
    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 20, 2023
    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):
    Oct 30, 2023
    Description:

    Must be a college student living with a physical ailment, physical disease, and/or physical disability. Must be enrolled as full/part time student, and must not be on academic probation.—email proof of enrollment to Bella Soul (does not need to be a transcript; scholarship is not based on GPA but will be taken into account). This scholarship is $450.

    Eligibility:
    Must be a full-time, enrolled college student living with a neurological disorder.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Nov 6, 2023
    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 with at least a 3.25 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 graduate GPA; must be a US citizen/permanent resident.
  • Application Due (check back on):
    Nov 15, 2023
    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.