There are many scholarships available for students with disability. Check the listings below for eligibility.
Alexander Graham Bell College Scholarship Program
Who: full-time students who have a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, use listening and spoken language, and who are pursuing a bachelors, masters or doctorate (not law or public policy) degree at an accredited mainstream college or university; applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 3.25.
Amount: $1000 to $10,000
American Foundation for the Blind
Who: requirements vary for each scholarship, but all applicants must have proof of legal blindness.
Amount: $500-$2500 depending on scholarship
The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
Who: High school seniors with documented learning disabilities
Who: students with serious physical challenges that affect activities of daily living and who may or may not use a wheelchair for mobility; students must have verifiable unmet financial need; students must have at least a B average; students must be high school seniors or college undergrads. Applicants must show some form of significant community service or social contribution in the past.
Amount: $1000-$5000 per year for four years
Christine H. Eide Memorial Scholarship
Who: full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are legally blind
Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students
Who: full-time college students with a major limb amputation. A major limb amputation is defined as the loss of limb beginning at or above the wrist or ankle.
Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
Who: college students with cystic fibrosis
Amount: varies depending on academics and financial need
Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship
Who: High school seniors diagnosed with ADHD
Amount: $2,000 and one year of ADHD coaching to help with the transition to higher education
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Who: must be legally blind in both eyes; must be pursuing a college degree full-time
Organization for Autism Research
Who: college students with autism or Asperger’s syndrome
Rewarding Individual Success in Education (RISE)
Who: students with learning disabilities who have overcome challenges to remain high academic achievers
Who: high school seniors or continuing undergraduate students who have maintained a GPA of 3.0; applicants must submit a poem or essay about overcoming a challenge.
Search these databases:
http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/disabilities.htm for additional scholarship opportunities.