Scholarships for Students with Disability

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

ChairScholars Foundation
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
Amount: $500-$1000

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.
Amount: $500

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
Who: college students with cystic fibrosis
Amount: varies depending on academics and financial need

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Who: must be legally blind in both eyes; must be pursuing a college degree full-time
Amount: $3000-$12,000

Organization for Autism Research
Who: college students with autism or Asperger’s syndrome
Amount: $3000

Rewarding Individual Success in Education (RISE)
Who: students with learning disabilities who have overcome challenges to remain high academic achievers
Amount: $2500

1-800-wheelchair Scholarship
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.
Amount: $500

Search these databases:

http://www.collegescholarships.org/disabilities.htm and 

http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/disabilities.htm for additional scholarship opportunities.