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 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: June 30, 2018
    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 14, 2018
    Description:

    The program provides support for dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients living in Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma to further their education or vocational training as part of an effort to initiate, maintain or resume employment and independent living.

    Eligibility:
    Dialysis and kidney transplant recipients living in Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma planning to further education or vocational training 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 15, 2018
    Description:

    CAPED Scholarships include 11 awards ranging from $1,000 to $1,500

    Eligibility:
    Individuals with a wide range of disabilities are eligible.
  • 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 11, 2018
    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: 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: September 30, 2018
    Description:

    Lime Connect is pleased to have been selected as an Equity Through Education partner by BMO Capital Markets to provide scholarships for students with disabilities. Launched in 2005, Equity Through Education helps people achieve their dreams by getting the opportunity to develop themselves through education, and the program builds a diverse workforce.

    Eligibility:
    Undergraduate and graduate students in four-year universities in US or Canada, pursuing a business/commerce, engineering, math, physics, statistics or a related discipline field are eligible
  • Application Due: October 1, 2018
    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: 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: November 28, 2018
    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, 2018
    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, 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: March 1, 2019
    Description:

    The Junior Scholarship is a one-year award of $3,500 ($2,500 from NASA and $1,000 from the university). OSGC will provide the funding to the university in the Fall. Contact your Campus Representative for additional information about how funds are dispersed at your school. 

    Eligibility:
    Scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate Juniors who are United States’ citizens, and who are studying in a STEM-related discipline at one of the member universities. Persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Application Due: March 31, 2019
    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: 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.
  • Application Due: May 1, 2019
    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: June 9, 2019
    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:
    The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is designed to provide financial support for exceptional students living with chronic inflammatory diseases.