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Listed below are scholarships offered to student with disabilities. Scholarships are listed by type of disability. Contact the scholarship sponsor for more information or to receive an application.
Bank of America Abilities Scholarship Program
Scholarships awarded to students with disabilities who have a permanent residence in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Students should have a career interest in finance, business or computer systems. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
P.O. Box 1465
Taylors, SC 29687
Central Intelligence Agency: Summer Internship Program
Summer employment for seniors who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, and are going to be offered employment with the Central Intelligence Agency after graduation. Open to undergraduate students, particularly minorities and people with disabilities, who have completed one or two years of college-level academic study. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Must be over 18 years of age at time of application. Send a cover letter with a resume and an unofficial copy of transcripts to:
PO Box 12727
Arlington, VA 22209
Foundation for Exceptional Children
Stanley E. Jackson Award for gifted/talented students with disabilities. Scholarship money available to freshmen with a disability.
1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program
The Horatio Alger Association provides financial assistance to students in the United States who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. Restricted to U.S. citizens. Application requirements include application, essay, references and transcript.
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
99 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation (ELA) Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to women with physical disabilities who are enrolled in a college or university graduate program in the United States. ELA Scholarship awards are based on merit and are awarded in an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Each applicant is required to submit an application packet including an application form, a college transcript, two letters of academic recommendation, a medical verification form and an essay outlining how she will "change the face of disability on the planet." Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per year. The application deadline is June 1.
Louise Nacca Memorial Trust
One-time award available to a student who has a visual, hearing or physical impairment. May be used at any post-secondary institution. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be enrolled full-time or part-time at a two-year or four-year or technical institution or university.
Louise C. Nacca Memorial for Educational Aid for the Handicapped Trust c/o First Union National Bank
190 River Road NJ3132
Summit, NJ 07901
Venture Student Aid Award for a Physically Disabled Student
Cash awards for further education for physically disabled students ages 15 to 40. Award is based on financial need and the student's ability to benefit from further education. Amount of award is set by board each year. Apply to the local chapter or send a self-addressed stamped envelope for more information. Award is limited to boundaries of the Venture organization: U.S., Mexico, Canada, Japan and Korea.
Venture Clubs of the Americas
2 Penn Center Plaza, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1883
Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship Award
Several scholarships for applicants who were born with profound or severe hearing loss (of at least 60dB) or have experienced such a loss before acquiring language. Must use speech or speech reading to communicate. Must be attending or have been admitted to a college or university that primarily enrolls students with normal hearing.
Financial Aid Coordinator
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2778
Scholarship Trust for the Deaf and Near Deaf
This is a special fund established by TPA in order to assist children and others with hearing loss or difficulty. Scholarship applicants need not be members of TPA to apply for assistance. All who need assistance can be eligible to receive help from TPA based on financial need. Restricted to U.S. citizens.
Travelers Protective Association of America
3755 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108-3476
Sertoma Scholarship for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Student
Twenty $1000 scholarships for hearing-impaired students or those with communicative disorders. Available for citizens of the U.S. and Canada. Minimum 3.2 GPA required.
Sertoma Scholarship for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students
1912 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
The American Council of the Blind offers scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are blind. For applications or additional information contact:
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
1155 15th Street N.W., Suite 720
Washington, DC 20005
American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind administers a scholarship program for deserving students. Each year individuals who are blind or visually impaired can apply for financial awards to support their post-secondary education. For applications or additional information contact:
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Anne Ford Scholarship
A $10,000 award given to a high school senior of high merit with an identified learning disability who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. The ideal candidate is a person who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability and who, through perseverance and academic endeavor, has created a life of purpose and achievement. Visit the Website for deadline information. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at a four-year institution or university, and be learning disabled. Restricted to U.S. citizens.
National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.
381 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016-8806
Award of Excellence Asthma Scholarship Program
One-time award to high school seniors with asthma who are furthering their education in a post-secondary school. Must demonstrate academic excellence. Must be a United States citizen.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
611 East Wells
Milwaukee, WI 55202
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Scholarship
Awards for young adults with cystic fibrosis to be used to further their education after high school. Awards may be used for tuition, books and fees.
Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
2814 Grant Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Immune Deficiency Foundation Scholarship
One-time award available to individuals diagnosed with a primary immune deficiency disease. Must submit medical verification of diagnosis. Available for study at the undergraduate level at any post-secondary institution. Must be U.S. citizen.
Immune Deficiency Foundation
40 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 308
Towson, MD 21204
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship
Scholarships available to students diagnosed with schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or a schizoaffective disorder. Must be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up. Must also be U.S. citizen and actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts.
Lilly Reintegration Programs
PMB 1167, 734 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60610