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

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


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

Hearing Loss and 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 and Military Families

AFCEA Disabled War Veterans Scholarship

Scholarships for Disabled Veterans