The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship Awards- The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer  financial assistance to graduating seniors with documented learning disabilities seeking post-secondary education. The scholarships, named for a mother and daughter, are granted to two students as two separate scholarships. The Anne Ford is a four-year scholarship in the amount of $10,000, disbursed as $2,500 per school year for a student pursuing a bachelor's degree. The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500 given to a student of a two-year community college, vocational-technical school or specialized post-secondary program.

Judith Cary Scholarship- This scholarship of up to $1,000  is awarded to a person seeking a bachelor's or master's degree in special education. Founded by the P. Buckley Moss Society in 1999, the scholarship is named for the late Judith Cary, a high school teacher who worked for the Moss Society, a nonprofit organization focused on children's education. 

P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship- This scholarship of at least $1,500 is awarded annually to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. They can be renewed for up to three years, and students attending two- and four-year degree programs are eligible.

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards- This award is available to legally blind students who have received or will receive a bachelor, master's or doctoral degree from a four-year college or university in the U.S. Awards of between $1,000 and $6,000 are given, and there are academic performance requirements to be eligible.

RiSE Scholarship Foundation - The RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers a variety of scholarships to students with learning disabilities, who are pursuing post-secondary education. 

Baer Reintegration Scholarship- Reintegration Scholarships are for students with schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, or bipolar disorder. Designed to provide financial assistance for educational opportunities including GED programs, trade or vo-tech programs, associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees. 

Millie Brother CODA Foundation Scholarship - This $3,000 scholarship is for hearing children of deaf parents, and is available for undergraduate or graduate study. These are one-time awards but students may reapply multiple times. 

Students of Parents with Disabilities Scholarship- This scholarship is a $1,000 one-time award for high school seniors and college students with at least one parent who has a disability.

Exceptional Nurse- This organization offers scholarships of $500 to students enrolled in nursing programs who serve people with disabilities or who have disabilities themselves.

Hydrocephalus Association - This award is for young adults with hydrocephalus. Fourteen scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are offered annually. 

Organization for Autism Research - This organization provides a variety of $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum. who are pursuing full-time, post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training, 

Sertoma - Oticon Scholarchips for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Students - This organization offers multiple $1,000 scholarships to deaf or significantly bilaterally hearing impaired students in the United States. Students attending undergraduate or graduate school are eligible.13

Travelers Protective Association Scholarship Trust for Hearing Impaired

The Traveler's Protective Association scholarship is funded through a trust and is awarded annually to students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing

Scholarships for the Physically Challenged


Disabled World

Incight Scholarship

Lime Scholarship
Google & Lime

Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award
American Association of People with Disabilities

Student Award Program
Foundation for Science and Disability

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Ben’s Fund Autism Grant for children under 18

Hearing Loss/Deafness

AG Bell Financial Aid Programs
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
202-337-5221 (TTY)

Graduate Fellowship Fund
Gallaudet University Alumni Association
(202) 250-2590 (videophone)
(202) 651-5060 (voice)
(202) 651-5062 (fax)

Hard of Hearing and Deaf Scholarship
Sertoma International

Help America Hear Scholarship
The Foundation for Sight and Sound

Visual Impairments

ACB Scholarship
American Council of the Blind

AFB Scholarships
American Foundation for the Blind

Anne Lowe Scholarship
Christian Record Services for the Blind

Ferrell Scholarship
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Help America See Scholarship
The Foundation for Sight and Sound

Lighthouse Scholarships
Lighthouse Guild

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards
(800) 221-4792

NFB Scholarships
National Federation of the Blind
410-659-9314, Ext. 2415

Scheigert Scholarship
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

Physical/Mobility Impairments


National Chair Scholars Scholarship
ChairScholars Foundation

National MS Society Scholarship Program
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Mobility Scooters Direct Scholarship Program
Mobility Scooters Direct

SBA Scholarships
Spina Bifida Association of America
202-944-3285 ext. 23

Health Impairments

HFA Educational Scholarship
Hemophilia Federation of America

IDF Scholarship Programs
Immune Deficiency Foundation

Kevin Child Scholarship
National Hemophilia Foundation
800-424-2634 ext. 3700

Scholarships for Survivors Program
Patient Advocate Foundation

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
888-393-3863 (FUND)

Learning Disabilities

Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship
National Center for Learning Disabilities

Hydrocephalus Association

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards

RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc

Mental Health

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

Disabled Veterans & Military Families

AFCEA Disabled War Veterans Scholarship

Scholarships for Disabled Veterans

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American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) - AAPD works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by acting as a convener, connector and catalyst for change.

Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring (DREAM) - DREAM is a national organization for and by college students with disabilities that advocates for disability culture, community and pride.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) - AHEAD is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) - NCCSD is a federally-funded project under the U.S. Department of Education.

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) - MIUSA is a disability-led non-profit organization advancing disability rights and leadership globally.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - A national network with information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) - NCSET helps youth with disabilities achieve successful futures.

PACER Center - PACER provides assistance to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adults with disabilities. 

The de Moya Foundation Job Coach Scholarship - Amount: $4,000 - Students with disabilities who have an interest in engineering, construction or transportation are eligible candidates. Scholarship funds assist with preparing students for competitive employment. Amount: $2,500

LTZ Foundation Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - Candidates must show proof of bilateral hearing loss. Eligible students are planning to attend a U.S. non-profit higher education institution.

AbbVie Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship - Students with cystic fibrosis who plan to attend an accredited higher education institution may apply for this award.

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening® (LTL) Awards - High school seniors with learning disabilities are qualified to apply. Awards are given based on outstanding leadership, academic achievement and service to others.

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards (SAA) - Students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees may apply. Qualified candidates are those who are legally blind or visually impaired.

Rehabmart Disability Scholarships - Students will submit an essay on a provided topic. Candidates must have a disability, be a health science student or be entering the field of special needs education.

Flicker of Hope Foundation - Scholarships are awarded to burn survivors who are high school or recently graduated high school students. Award criteria includes academic performance, financial need and community service.

Ups for Downs Katie MacDonald Memorial Scholarship - Amount: $2,500 - Down syndrome students pursuing educational or job training opportunities beyond high school are eligible. Some awards are also granted to those pursuing higher education in a disability related field.

Exercise for Life Scholarship - Amount: $10,000 - One female and one male high school senior with athletic running abilities will be chosen for this scholarship. Applicants will be judged based on time and must be involved in their communities.

May’s Mission Disability Scholarship - Amount: Varies - Students with mental and physical disabilities are eligible for scholarships. Candidates must have scored 18 or better on the ACT or 870 or better on the SAT.

Phoenix Education Grant - Scholarships are given to burn survivor students pursuing their educational dreams. Candidates must plan to attend a higher education institution, including a two or four-year college, a technical or vocational school.

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund - Amount: $1,000 - Students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree may apply. Applicants must be HIV positive or have AIDS.

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - High school seniors and undergraduate students may apply. The scholarship helps students who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or who have a sibling with an ASD.

Matrix Health Group Memorial Scholarship Program - Amount: $2,000 - Students with bleeding disorders or those who have family members with bleeding disorders may apply for awards. Candidates must be U.S. citizens with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - Appel Law Firm offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are survivors of car accidents and have overcome their injuries.

Disability Care Center Scholarships - Amount: $500 - Scholarships are awarded students who have a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution.

CHASA Scholarship for Childhood Stroke Survivors - Amount: $3,000 - Students pursuing post-secondary education may apply. Candidates must be affected by childhood hemiplegia or hemiparesis due to any cause or by pediatric stroke, or be currently diagnosed with hemiplegia or hemiparesis or pediatric stroke.

The Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students - Students with a limb amputation are eligible for this scholarship. Candidates must be enrolled in a college or university.

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability - Amount: $999 Candidates must have a disability and be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student. Preference is given to those pursuing a career in disability and health.

Foundation for Science and Disability Student Award Program - Amount: $1,000 - Students pursuing a degree in the STEM fields are eligible for this award. Students must have a documented disability and can be of the undergraduate or graduate level. All candidates must plan to pursue a graduate degree.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship - Amount: $500 - To be eligible, candidates must have a mobility disability and be a full-time college student at an accredited institution.

Able Flight Scholarship - Candidates with a physical disability may apply. Awards have been given to students who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injury, wounded veterans, people with congenital birth defects and people who have lost limbs.

MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship for Students with Disabilities - Amount: $1,000 - Must have a documented learning disability. Candidate must be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university for the 2018 Fall semester.

Academy of Special Dreams Scholarship

Amount: Varies


Scholarships are awarded to students who submit a portfolio of creative work with their application. Candidates must be studying art or creative writing and have a documented disability.

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

Amount: $5,625


Candidates must have a disability defined by the ADA and be undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors, or be graduate students. Students should be pursuing a career in entertainment, the media or communications.

180 Medical College Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000


Students under a doctor’s care for a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, ostomy, spina bifida or neurogenic bladder condition are eligible. Candidates may be high school, undergraduate or graduate students.

Andre Sobel Award

Amount: $5,000


Candidates must be diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 21.

ASAN Autistic Scholars Fellowship Program

Amount: $5,000


Students with an interest in advocacy for autistic people and people with disabilities should apply. Awards help students create systems changes on their college campuses.

Baxalta Shire's Education Advantage Scholarship

Amount: Varies


Students with hemophilia A or B or von Willebrand disease are eligible for this scholarship. Awards can be applied to GED completion, college education, or vocational or technical education.

The American Council of the Blind (ACB)

The American Foundation for the Blind

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired - Two scholarships of $750 are given annually to those who want to serve the blind or visually impaired and who must themselves be legally blind.

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), Blinded Veterans Association

The Christian Record Services, Christian Record Services, 4444 South 52nd Street, Lincoln, NE 68516. Phone number: 402-488-0981. The website is: .

The Jewish Braille Institute of America, Incorporated

Lighthouse International

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

VSA (Very Special Arts)

National Federation for the Blind - The National Federation for the Blind each year gives 30 scholarships of $3,000 to $12,000 to students not only in the United States, but also in Puerto Rico.

Guild Scholar - This program is offered by the Jewish Guild for the Blind for legally blind students. Students may apply at the end of their junior year in high school. If they receive an award, it will be during their senior year. A total of 12 to 16 scholarships are awarded annually. The amount given is between $12,000 to $15,000.

George Mason University - contact the Disability Resource Center at .

George Washington University: “Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities,” may be requested.

Western Michigan University: offers fellowships for disabled students. They must seek degrees in rehabilitation sciences to receive aid. Information is at .

Gallaudet University:College for the deaf and hearing impaired may be contacted.

National Association of the Deaf - The National Association of the Deaf annually conducts a College Bowl competition at various universities and colleges. Students in teams from each school vie for scholarships and a trophy.