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 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: April 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: April 15, 2021
    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: April 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: April 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:

    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, 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: June 1, 2021
    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 19, 2021
    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: June 30, 2021
    Description:

    Students can apply by writing an inspirational short story about animals/ pets. Upon sharing it with us, we will then share it online via Petazi websites. The winner of the $1200 prize will be the one whose entry/story receives the most likes after we post all the entries on our Petazi Facebook page.

    Eligibility:
    All students located and currently studying in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Valid statements of current academic status as evidence that candidates are currently attending college.
  • Application Due: July 31, 2021
    Description:

    ABC Law Centers is proud to offer our Disability Advocacy Scholarship! Our firm will award one annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to an undergraduate, graduate, or law student planning to pursue a law or public policy career focused on disability advocacy.

    Eligibility:
    An undergraduate, graduate, or law student planning to pursue a law or public policy career focused on disability advocacy.
  • Application Due: August 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: August 1, 2021
    Description:

    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

    Application Deadline: August 1st

    Essay Topic: Describe an obstacle or hardship that arose due to your condition and how you were able to overcome it. Explain the impact it has had on your life and how it will influence you in the future.

     

    Eligibility:
    Students who have a debilitating condition(s)
  • Application Due: August 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: September 30, 2021
    Description:

    Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship

    • The Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship is a unique award open to Cochlear Nucleus Implant recipients. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

    Anders Tjellström Scholarship

    • The Cochlear Anders Tjellström Scholarship is a unique award open to Baha and Osia recipients. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

    Scholarship applicants must be a Baha, Osia, or Nucleus Cochlear recipients. Available to graduating high school seniors, and undergraduate or graduate students that have applied or will be enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical school, and must receive a 3.0 GPA (unweighted) or above, from their current academic institution, to apply for and maintain the scholarship. Cochlear employees or their family members are not eligible to apply.

    Scholarship value is $2,000 per year for up to four years, and is paid in annual installments upon completion of each year of study.

    Eligibility:
    Baha, Osia, or Nucleus Cochlear recipients who are high school seniors, undergrad or graduate students.
  • Application Due: October 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: November 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.
  • Application Due: December 10, 2021
    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: March 31, 2022
    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..