Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

There are many scholarships available for students with a disability. Check the listings below for eligibility.

Please note:  All scholarships are available only to traditional students in traditional programs unless otherwise specified.

Who: Any student with a documented disability
Amount: $1,000
Due: 11/15/2018, 04/15/2019

Visit the Business Plan Scholarship website

Who: Any student who has battled leukemia or has had a loved one who has battled leukemia
Amount: $1,000
Due: 07/15/2019

Visit the Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship website

Who: full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are legally blind
Amount: $500-$1000
Due: Spring

Visit the Christine H. Eide Memorial Scholarship website

Who: Students with disabilities who show an interest in a professional career
Amount: $5,800
Due: 12/31/2018

Visit the Churchill Scholarship website

Who: full-time college students with a major limb amputation. A major limb amputation is defined as the loss of limb beginning at or above the wrist or ankle.
Amount: $500

Visit the Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students website

Who: college students with cystic fibrosis
Amount: varies depending on academics and financial need
Due: Spring

Visit the Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation website

Who: Students with a disability and pursuing a technical science degree
Amount: $10,000
Due: Fall

Visit the Google Lime Scholarship website

Who: Students who one must be able to document a significant disability,
Amount: Varies
Due: Summer

Visit the May’s Mission for the Handicapped website

Who: High school seniors diagnosed with ADHD
Amount: $2,000 and one year of ADHD coaching to help with the transition to higher education
Due: Spring

Visit the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship website

Who: Students who have a mobility disability and rely on a wheelchair or other mobility device on a regular basis and are willing to write a poem or essay over a selected topic.
Amount: $500
Due: Fall

Visit the Mobility Scholarship website

Who: must be legally blind in both eyes; must be pursuing a college degree full-time
Amount: $3000-$12,000
Due: Spring

Visit the National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program website

Who: college students with autism or Asperger’s syndrome
Amount: $3000
Due: Spring

Visit the Organization for Autism Research website

Who: students with learning disabilities who have overcome challenges to remain high academic achievers
Amount: $2500
Due: Spring

Visit the Rewarding Individual Success in Education (RISE) website

Who: high school seniors or continuing undergraduate students who have maintained a GPA of 3.0; applicants must submit a poem or essay about overcoming a challenge.
Amount: $500
Due: Spring

Visit the 1-800-wheelchair Scholarship website

Students can visit the databases below to search for additional scholarship opportunities specific to their circumstances and needs.

Collegescholarships.org/disabilities

Collegescholarships.org/grants/disabilities

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