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: October 1, 2022
    Description:

    A $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate students with dyslexia and/or auditory processing disorder in the US or Canada; awarded based off applicant's essay on either "Living with Dyslexia" or "Living with Auditory Processing Disorder."

    Eligibility:
    Currently enrolled undergraduate students with dyslexia and/or auditory processing disorder.
  • Application Due: October 7, 2022
    Description:

    Award amount of $5,000.

    Eligibility:
    Applicant must have sibling with cystic fibrosis.
  • Application Due: November 1, 2022
    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:
    Full-time U.S. undergraduate student demonstrating financial need; under the age of 24 and unmarried. Deceased parent must have been Elk member for at least one year before death.
  • Application Due: November 15, 2022
    Description:

    First awarded in 1991, the WSAJ President's Scholarship was established to support and encourage the efforts of high school students who have overcome obstacles to achieve academically and socially. As part of WSAJ’s commitment to foster an awareness and understanding of the important role that the civil justice system plays in our society, the Washington State Association for Justice sponsors two scholarship programs for high school seniors in Washington state.

    Eligibility:
    Graduating high school seniors from Washington state are eligible
  • Application Due: November 30, 2022
    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 at least a 2.8 GPA.
  • Application Due: November 30, 2022
    Description:

    Learning Ally awards the top winners $6,000 each and special honors winners $2,000 each. All scholarship awardees must be capable and willing to publicly share their personal story and represent Learning Ally as a spokesperson and advocate at various local, virtual and national events. Costs associated with these events will be covered by Learning Ally.

    Eligibility:
    Learning Ally members who are high school seniors with learning disabilities.
  • Application Due: December 1, 2022
    Description:

    The Foundation for Science and Disability will give awards of $1000 to fourth-year undergraduate (who have been accepted to graduate/professional school) and graduate students who have a disability and who are involved in research projects in mathematics, science, medicine, engineering, or computer science.

    Eligibility:
    Fourth year undergraduate (who have been accepted to a graduate/professional school) and graduate students who have a disability; must be US citizens.
  • Application Due: December 15, 2022
    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: December 31, 2022
    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: December 31, 2022
    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 31, 2022
    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: February 1, 2023
    Description:

    This award is for students at CWU with a documented physical disability.

    Eligibility:
    Central Washington University students are eligible.
  • Application Due: February 1, 2023
    Description:

    This award is for women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in cybersecurity. Successful candidates must have overcome adversity, such as a learning disability, bullying, or discrimination. The award amount varies from $5,000 to $10,000. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible.

    Eligibility:
    Applicants must be women studying information security and are undergraduates in their junior or senior years, or in a master's program. Scholarships are only available to students enrolled in the U.S.
  • Application Due: March 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: March 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: March 31, 2023
    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: March 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: April 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: April 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: April 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: April 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: June 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: June 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: June 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.