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 30, 2018
    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, 2018
    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, 2018
    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, 2018
    Description:

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

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due: May 1, 2018
    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, 2018
    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, 2018
    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, 2018
    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, 2018
    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 7, 2018
    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 9, 2018
    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 15, 2018
    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 23, 2018
    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: May 31, 2018
    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, 2018
    Description:

    Shire is sponsoring an ADHD Scholarship to recognize students who are legal residents of the United States who are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and who are accepted to or enrolled in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, technical school, trade school, or vocational school located in the US for the academic year.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming and current undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Application Due: May 31, 2018
    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: June 1, 2018
    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, 2018
    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 6, 2018
    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 6, 2018
    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: June 15, 2018
    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: June 15, 2018
    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 15, 2018
    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: June 21, 2018
    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: July 31, 2018
    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, 2018
    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, 2018
    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, 2018
    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 18, 2018
    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: November 1, 2018
    Description:

    Instead of providing a business plan, to apply for the scholarship submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on “What I learned from writing a business plan”.

    Eligibility:
    Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited American College, University or Trade School with a documented disability
  • Application Due: December 10, 2018
    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 15, 2018
    Description:

    One applicant each from the United States and Canada will be selected, who uses a manual or power wheelchair, or a mobility scooter.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The candidates should also use mobility equipment, such as power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
  • Application Due: December 31, 2018
    Description:

    This scholarship 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. A single case of cancer can impact whole families or friend groups—often for years to come.

    Eligibility:
    Current or incoming undergraduate and graduate students from an accredited college in the US, with a minimum of 3.0 GPA and either a current/former cancer patient, or have stood by a loved one who was diagnosed with cancer.
  • Application Due: April 1, 2019
    Description:

    The Linda Cowden Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship of $1,000 that will be awarded to a Deaf or hard of hearing person who has been accepted into a program to continue his or her education past the high school level, academically, or vocationally.

    Eligibility:
    Full-time undergraduate students are eligible.