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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Scholarship Award - Summary: For students with moderate to profound bilateral hearing loss admitted to a college or university program that primarily enrolls students with normal hearing. Amount: $2,500-$10,000
Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship - Summary: For high school seniors with a learning disability who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree. Amount: $10,000 over four years.
Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Fund - Summary: Based on educational achievement, leadership and financial need. Amount: $1,000 per year (must reapply every year)
Ferdinand Torres Scholarship - Summary: For legally blind high school seniors accepted to a full-time undergraduate program. Preference given to applicants residing in the New York City metropolitan area and to new immigrants to the United States. Amount: $2,000-$3,500
Jackson-Stricks Scholarship - Summary: For physically challenged students pursuing academic study or vocational training leading to independent living. Amount: $1,500-$2,500 -
CONTACT: Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Committee
National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section
820 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017Phone: 212-687-5030
National Federation for the Blind Scholarships - For legally blind high school seniors planning to pursue a full-time postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution. Amount: $3,000-$12,000
New York State Readers Aid Program - For visually or hearing-impaired students to pay for note takers, readers, or interpreters while attending a two- or four-year college. Amount: Up to $1,000 per year renewable
Yes, I Can Foundation for Exceptional Children Award - For students between 2 and 21 years old with a disability. Award categories include academics, arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent living skills, self-advocacy, and technology.
SpinLife “Innovation in Motion” Scholarship - This scholarship is sponsored by SpinLife, the country’s largest seller of mobility equipment. This company sponsors an annual scholarship program that provides one $500 scholarship. The scholarship application is available for download in the spring. A committee evaluates each application and the winner is chosen based on merit and creativity. To be eligible the student must:
Ameriglide Achiever Scholarship - Ameriglide is a supplier and distributor of home mobility products. The company is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student. The award is to help cover books and tuition. Applying for this scholarship requires the submission of an essay. The essay must be a minimum of 500 words and reflect on what the applicant would do to improve the accessibility of their campus, or schools they have visited. The applicant must also meet the following requirements:
Independence Foundation Scholarship - The scholarship was designed to help students with disabilities live independent lives. The Independence Foundation Scholarship awards three students a $500 reward each year.
1-800-Wheelchair Scholarship Fund - 1800Wheelchair.com offers two $500 scholarships each year. This essay competition has no formal application, however; there is a writing assignment. The writing assignment is usually and essay. For the 2012 school year, the company is holding a poetry contest about overcoming challenges.
ChairScholars Foundation National Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities - This scholarship program gives high school seniors and college freshman up to $20,000 for tuition and expenses. The total amount of funds for the program is $20,000. The foundation offers 15 to 20 students each year. The recipients receive $1,000 to $5,000.
SpinaBifida Association Scholarship - Established in 1988, the scholarship was designed to create opportunities for people with spina bifida. Every application is reviewed on its merit. The scholarship grants up to six students an award up to $2,000. The number of scholarships granted each is contingent upon the amount of money available for the scholarship.
180 Medical Scholarship - This scholarship was created to help students with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida and transverse myelitis. To be eligible, students must be graduating high school seniors, high school graduates or college students. High schools seniors must be accepted to a two-year or four-year college or university in the United States and plan to take at least 12 credit hours in the fall semester.
Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students - The National Amputation Foundation sponsors the Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students. The foundation awards $500 scholarships to students that have a major-limb amputation. A major-limb amputation is an amputation that occurs above the wrist or ankle. To qualify, the student must be a full-time student at an accredited university or college.
P. Buckley Moss Foundation Scholarships - The P. Buckley Moss Foundation offers two scholarship programs for high-school seniors with language-related learning disabilities: The Ann and Matt Harbison Scholarship and the P.Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship.
The Ann and Matt Harbison Scholarship - This scholarship is for high school seniors that have a certified, language-related learning difference that wishes to pursue their post-secondary education. This $1500 scholarship is given to one high school senior and is renewable for three additional, consecutive years.
P.Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - This award goes to one or more high school seniors with a certified language-related learning disability, and artistic talent wishes to pursue a carrier in the visual arts. This scholarship award is $1,500 and is renewable for up to three years. The scholarship represents the commitment of artist P. Buckley Moss to young people with learning disabilities that have an interest in the arts.
Allegra Fund Scholarship - The Allegra Fund Scholarship grants a $2,500 award to a graduating high school senior with a learning disability that plans to enroll in a two-year community college, specialized program for students with learning disabilities and vocational or technical programs in the fall.
Shire ADHD Scholarship Program - Shire is a global biopharmaceutical company that sponsors a yearly scholarship competition. Each year 50 students receive a one-time, $2,000 scholarship to help them pursue their education. The award also includes one year of ADHD coaching services by the Edge Foundation.
Novotni Scholarship - The Attention Deficit Disorder Association sponsors the Novotni Scholarship. Each year the organization has several scholarships that range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Karen Aberson Memorial Scholarship - Florida Atlantic University offers a scholarship for students with disabilities; priority is given to student with an emotional or psychological disability. The $500 award goes to a FAU undergraduate student with a 2.0 GPA or an incoming student. The student must take a minimum of six credit hours each semester.
Lily Reintegration Scholarship - Sponsored by Eli Lily & Company, the scholarship encourages students with schizophrenia and related disorders to pursue their education.
The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program is for people who live with or support family members that have epilepsy. In 2011, forty students were awarded $5,000 each. The scholarships are for students in graduate and undergraduate programs.
Mark R. Music Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was created in memory of Mark R. Music, a person who did not let his epilepsy stop him from achieving his goals. This scholarship is for students that reside in Idaho and are diagnosed with epilepsy.
The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship for Persons with Epilepsy - The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago sponsors this scholarship. The $2,000, one-year scholarship is given to a student that has epilepsy and is under a physician’s care. The award is for high school seniors that are going to college or vacation school. Applicants must live in Illinois. The applications are judged on merit, essays, letter of recommendation, community service and financial need. Previous winners of the award can reapply. The application is due on April 30th.
Scholarships for Students with Immunodefiency Diseases - The Immune Deficiency Foundation sponsors the Eric Marder and Varun Bhaskaran scholarships. These scholarships are in support of students are diagnosed with immunodeficiencies. The Eric Marder Scholarship program is available to students with a primary immunodeficiency conditions. Students enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school can apply.
Michael Jon Barlin Scholarship - This scholarship was created in honor of Michael Barlin who, despite having lupus, received a BS degree from the University of Miami. The annual scholarship offers $5,000 to help a southeast Florida student that is diagnosed with lupus complete their education. There are several guidelines for this scholarship.
Maxine Manara Memorial Scholarship - The Lupus Alliance of Long Island/Queens offers the Maxine Manara Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship benefits people with lupus and young adults with parents that are diagnosed with lupus.
Cancer for College - This scholarship was started by Craig Pollard as his senior project while he was at USC Business School. He is a two-time cancer survivor and a double amputee. The Cancer for College Scholarship is meant to encourage cancer survivors and help alleviate the financial burden of cancer. The one-time scholarship provide between $250 and $4,000. All students that apply must be U.S. residents and attend school in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. California residents and applicants that intend to go to school in California are given first priority. The application period is from October 1st and February 1st. The awards are distributed in July and must be applied to the fall/spring semester of the upcoming year. Anyone interested in applying for this scholarship can find more information at Cancerforcollege.org.
Cancer Survivors’ Fund - The Cancer Survivors’ Fund Scholarship is granted to college students that have cancer. The award is granted based on the financial need and personal hardship.
Youth Cancer Survivor College Scholarship - Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the scholarship is for students that have a history of cancer. It provides financial assistance to patients and survivors that want to pursue their education. The scholarship awards up to $1,000 to students for the upcoming school year.
Miles of Hope Scholarship - The Miles of Hope Scholarship gives assistance to high school students that have been affected by breast cancer. There are eight awards given annually. Each award is worth $1,000.
The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarship - The NCCF Scholarship program was designed to help cancer survivors and patients continue their education. The award grants several students $1,000 scholarships. While this is a one-time award, previous winners can reapply each year.
Ryan Mullally Second Chance Fund - This scholarship offers assistance to students with lymphoma. It provides a scholarship for students whose cancer may prevent them from qualifying for other types of scholarships.
Patient Advocate Foundation - The Patient Advocate Foundation sponsors the Scholarship for Survivors program. The scholarship is for people under the age of 25 that has been treated or diagnosed with cancer. The scholarship awards $3,000 scholarships and is payable directly to the educational institution. Recipients must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time and complete 20 hours of community service.
Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship Program - Created by the Boomer Esiason Foundation this scholarship is for scholar-athletes with cystic fibrosis. The $10,000 awards are given to a female and male high school senior. Candidates should show financial need and academic achievement. The applicant must also demonstrate athletic running ability, daily participation in cystic fibrosis therapy, leadership skills and a commitment to community service.
Scholarship for the Arts Scholarship - This scholarship is also sponsored by the Boomer Esiason Foundation. The Scholarship for the Arts benefits students that are enrolled in or plan to enroll in college. Candidates are required to submit an essay, letter from a physician that confirms their cystic fibrosis diagnosis and high school or college transcript. The applicant must also include a copy of their parent’s W2 forms and list of tuition costs.
The Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF) - This scholarship program is for students that will enroll in an undergraduate or vocational school. The awards are given based on financial need, leadership, community service and academic achievement. The award is sent directly to the intuition.
The Living Breath Foundation Scholarship - This award is for students with cystic fibrosis that high school seniors or are currently and college. The scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,000.
Elizabeth Nash Foundation - The Elizabeth Nash Foundation awards scholarships to students that are living with cystic fibrosis that want to pursue their undergraduate and graduate studies. The grants range from $1,000 to $2,500.
Scholarships for Students with Hydrocephalus or Multiple Sclerosis
The Hydrocephalus Association offers nine scholarships for students with that have been diagnosed with hydrocephalus. The nine scholarships are primarily funded by family endowments and donations. Each scholarship is for $1,000. The scholarships include:
Morris L. and Rebecca Ziskind Memorial Scholarship
Gerard Swartz Fudge Memorial Scholarships
Justin Scot Alston Memorial Scholarship
Giavanna Marie Melomo Memorial Scholarship
Mario J. Tocco Hydrocephalus Foundation Scholarship
Justin Scot Alston Memorial Scholarship
Anthony Abbene Scholarships
National MS Society Scholarship Program - This scholarship provides financial aid to students that are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or students who have parents with multiple sclerosis. The minimum scholarship amount awarded is $1,000. The maximum award students can receive is $3,000.
Ashtma and Allergy Scholarships
AAFA-TX Kareem Bacchus Memorial Scholarship - The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Texas Chapter, sponsors the Kareem Bacchus Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship offers three $1,500 awards. The scholarships are available to students with a history of asthma and demonstrate financial need.
Berri Holbert Mitchell College Scholarship - The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America sponsors the Berri Mitchell Scholarship. The scholarship gives grants to students that reside in Kansas and western Missouri.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter Scholarship - This $500 scholarship is to assist high school seniors that reside in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts that have allergies or suffer from asthma.
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholars Foundation offers several scholarships for freshman students that enroll in an accredited four year university, college, trade or technical school. The scholarships are not based on financial need.
Five students will be awarded $5,000 awards
The Josh Smith Memorial Scholarship awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student that lives in Ohio
The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship grants a $1,000 scholarship to a student living in Colorado
Student pursuing arts degrees may qualify for the Jay Franke Scholarship (one $5,000 and one $3,500 award)
The JDRF Medical/Research Scholarship is gives two $1,000 scholarships to students majoring in Healthcare
The JDRF Advocacy Scholarship awards a $1,000 to a student majoring in Political Science
The JDRF Outreach Scholarship grants a $1,000 scholarship to a student majoring in Psychology/Social Work
The JDRF Rising Star Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes
The Spibelt Athletic Scholarship gives one student athlete a $1,000 scholarship
The Megaw Family Scholarship awards a $2,500 to a student majoring in Science
The Nicky Randazzo Memorial Scholarship gives a $3,200 scholarship to students majoring in Business
The Phil Sutherland Scholarship grants a $1,000 award to a student athlete
The Greater Northwest Ohio Diabetes Association Scholarships - This association offers several scholarships to help students with diabetes continue their education. To be eligible, students must be high school seniors or college students that are diagnose with diabetes. The students must reside in the following Ohio counties: Seneca, Hancock, Putnam, Wood, Hardin and Wyandot. The scholarships range from $250 to $1000 per person. The awards can be renewed annually.
The Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship - Sertoma offers the Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship to student with hearing impairments that wish to pursue a four-year college education. The scholarship funds help to cover tuition, books and supplies.
The AG Bell College Scholarship Program - The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing sponsors the AG Bell College Scholarship Program. This scholarship is for hearing impaired students that want to receive their bachelor’s, masters or doctorate degree at an accredited school.
Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation Scholarship - This scholarship is for students that have significant bilateral hearing loss. To qualify students must have at least a 50dB, unaided, hearing loss in both ears. Financial need is not required, but students that demonstrated need will increase their chances of receiving this scholarship.
Scholarships for the Visually Impaired - These scholarships are designed to assist students that are blind or any other type of visual impairment. These awards often help students pursue their education at colleges, universities or vocational schools.
The National Federation of the Blind Scholarships - The National Federation of the Blind(NFB) sponsors thirty scholarships that range from $3,000 to $12,000. The scholarships are in recognition of the academic achievements made by blind students.
The Association of Blind Citizens Scholarship Program - The Association of Blind Citizens offers three $1,000 scholarships to legally blind students that want to pursue their college degree. The scholarships funds are applied to the tuition, living expenses or expenses that are related to blind.
American Foundation for the Blind - The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) offers several scholarships to blind college students. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,500.
Students may choose to apply for the following scholarships:
Delta Gamma Memorial Scholarship
Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship
Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship
R.L. Gillette Scholarship
Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Ferdinand Torres Scholarship
Scholarships for Students with Autism or Aspberger’s Syndrome - Students with autism spectrum disorder or aspberger’s syndrome can have a hard time continuing on to their post-secondary education. These students often have difficulty making social connections and handling everyday tasks. Receiving a scholarship eliminates the need for students with this disorder to worry about paying for their education.
Schwallie Family Scholarship Program - The Schwallie Family Scholarship is sponsored by the Organization For Autism Research. The scholarship awards recipients a $3,000 scholarship in three categories:
Google Lime Scholarship - Google has partnered with The Lime Network to offer scholarships to students with disabilities. These scholarships are awarded to students based on their academic background and strong interest in computer science.The scholarship awards $10,000 U.S. dollars to U.S. students and $5,000 CAD to Canadian students. To apply for this scholarship, visit The Lime Network’s website.
Incight Education Scholarship - This program grants scholarships to a maximum of 100 students each year. The scholarship awards range from between $500 and $2,500. Recipients of these scholarships need to demonstrate a commitment to their community and overcoming obstacles. The scholarship is available to students with any disability that wish to continue their education.
John Weir Scholarship - The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living awards the John Weir Scholarship to students with a disability. The scholarships awards vary from $50 to $450. Although these are one-time scholarships, one student receives a $500 scholarship with the opportunity to receive additional awards throughout college.