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: June 30, 2020
    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. 

    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: July 2, 2020
    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: July 31, 2020
    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:
  • Application Due: July 31, 2020
    Description:

    Auger & Auger is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide.

    Eligibility:
    Current graduating high school seniors with acceptance to an accredited school or current undergraduate at an accredited institution in the US with a minimum 2.8 GPA are eligible
  • Application Due: August 1, 2020
    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 30, 2020
    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: September 15, 2020
    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: September 30, 2020
    Description:

    Students graduating high school in the spring of 2020 and will be attending an accredited college or university for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 school year can apply. Also available to undergraduate or graduate students. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA to apply and must maintain a 3.0 GPA if they are awarded the scholarship.

    Award Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility:
  • Application Due: September 30, 2020
    Description:

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

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due: October 31, 2020
    Description:

    Emergency Educational Grants provide undergraduate college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks in the form of renewable, one-year grants of up to $5,000. The grant is for educational assistance only and is not intended to cover the entire cost of a college education.

    Grant amounts are based on the information submitted in the application and can range up to $5,000.

    Eligibility:
  • Application Due: November 28, 2020
    Description:

    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to develop and implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. This program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

    Eligibility:
    Students with an identified disability, minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 scale or equivalent, enrolled in an undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the US for the entire 2018-2019 school year are eligible
  • Application Due: December 1, 2020
    Description:

    The Student Award Program of FSD helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre‑medical/dental areas for graduate or professional students with disabilities.

    Eligibility:
    Fourth year undergraduates (who are disabled and have been accepted to a graduate or professional school in the sciences) and graduate science students who have a disability are eligible.
  • Application Due: December 10, 2020
    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 31, 2020
    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: March 1, 2021
    Description:

    This award is up to $2,500.

    Eligibility:
    Masters or doctorate students with disabilities interested in library school are eligible.