Scholarships

College Funding for Students with Disabilities

Attending college can be an exciting and enriching experience. It can also be a costly one. In addition to tuition, fees, books, and supplies, other expenses to think about include room and board, health insurance, transportation, and spending money. A combination of financial aid and other outside funding resources can help you meet college costs.

Your first stop should always be the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, which can assist with you a myriad of offerings including awards and disbursements, scholarships and grants, and work and loans.

Further sources of funding can include general scholarships and awards, which provide monetary gifts based on a student's achievements, interests, background, or other criteria. A good first step in your scholarship search is to check with your parents' employers, local organizations, your high school guidance counselor, your college or university's financial aid office, the department chairman at your chosen school, and your college or the local library.

Disability-Related Scholarships and Awards

General
Hearing Loss/Deafness
Visual Impairments
Physical/Mobility Impairments
Health Impairments
Learning Disabilities
Mental Health
Disabled Veterans and Military Families
 

General

Disabled World
www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/

Incight Scholarship
Incight
971-244-0305
incight.org/education/scholarship

Lime Scholarship
Google & Lime
www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/google-lime-scholarship-program

Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award
American Association of People with Disabilities
800-840-8844
www.aapd.com/aapd-paul-g-hearne-leadership-awards/

Student Award Program
Foundation for Science and Disability
www.stemd.org/

Hearing Loss and Deafness

AG Bell Financial Aid Programs
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
202-337-5220
202-337-5221 (TTY)
www.agbell.org/document.aspx?id=478

Graduate Fellowship Fund
Gallaudet University Alumni Association
(202) 250-2590 (videophone)
(202) 651-5060 (voice)
(202) 651-5062 (fax)
www.gallaudet.edu/alumni/alumni-association/the-centennial-funds/graduate-fellowship-fund

Hard of Hearing and Deaf Scholarship
Sertoma International
816-333-8300
sertoma.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Help America Hear Scholarship
The Foundation for Sight and Sound
www.foundationforsightandsound.org/scholarship.php

Visual Impairments

ACB Scholarship
American Council of the Blind
612-332-3242
www.acb.org/scholarship

AFB Scholarships
American Foundation for the Blind
800-232-5463
www.afb.org/info/afb-2017-scholarship-application/5

Anne Lowe Scholarship
Christian Record Services for the Blind
christianrecord.org/client-services/scholarship/

Ferrell Scholarship
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
877-492-2708
aerbvi.org/resources/aer-scholarships/

Help America See Scholarship
The Foundation for Sight and Sound
www.foundationforsightandsound.org/scholarship.php

Lighthouse Scholarships
Lighthouse Guild
212-769-7801
www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships/

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards
(800) 221-4792 
www.learningally.org/NAA

NFB Scholarships
National Federation of the Blind
410-659-9314, Ext. 2415
nfb.org/scholarships

Scheigert Scholarship
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
www.cclvi.org/scheigert-scholarship

Physical/Mobility Impairments

1800Wheelchair
800-320-7140
www.1800wheelchair.com/Scholarship

National Chair Scholars Scholarship
ChairScholars Foundation
813-391-1003
www.chairscholars.org

National MS Society Scholarship Program
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
800-344-4867
www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Resources/Scholarship-Program

Mobility Scooters Direct Scholarship Program
Mobility Scooters Direct
www.mobilityscootersdirect.com/scholarship

SBA Scholarships
Spina Bifida Association of America
202-944-3285 ext. 23
spinabifidaassociation.org/scholarships/

Health Impairments

HFA Educational Scholarship
Hemophilia Federation of America
800-230-9797
www.hemophiliafed.org/programs/educational-scholarships/

IDF Scholarship Programs
Immune Deficiency Foundation
800-296-4433
primaryimmune.org/services/idf-academic-scholarship-programs/

Kevin Child Scholarship
National Hemophilia Foundation
800-424-2634 ext. 3700
www.hemophilia.org/Community-Resources/Scholarships/Kevin-Child-Scholarship

Scholarships for Survivors Program
Patient Advocate Foundation
800-532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org/events.php?p=69

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
888-393-3863 (FUND)
ulmanfund.org/scholarships/

Learning Disabilities

Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship
National Center for Learning Disabilities
888-575-7373
apply.ncld.org/

Hydrocephalus Association
www.hydroassoc.org/scholarships/

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards
www.learningally.org/NAA

RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc
risescholarshipfoundation.org/rise-award/apply-now/

Mental Health

Baer Reintegration Scholarship
www.reintegration.com/scholarship-program/

Disabled Veterans and Military Families

AFCEA Disabled War Veterans Scholarship
www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships/war-veterans

Scholarships for Disabled Veterans
www.fastweb.com/directory/scholarships-for-disabled-veterans