Scholarships and Awards
Eligible students are those who are legally blind in both eyes and are enrolled at a post-secondary institution or vocational/technical school.
Deadline: February 14, 2020
The dyslexic Advantage Karina Eide Memorial Scholarship program will award scholarships of $2,500 to sixteen dyslexic students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or vocational school in the U.S.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Eligible students are those who have a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or cleft palate or other congenital craniofacial difference.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
This scholarship program was created to assist cancer survivors who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school program.
Students with an established autism diagnosis and pursuing a post-secondary education are eligible to apply.
Deadline: March 4, 2020
A 'visual poem' on the theme of overcoming personal challenge must be submitted by May 1st, 2019 in order to be considered for their $500 scholarship.
Deadline: May 30, 2020
Students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall are eligible to apply. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, spina bifida, neurogenic bladder or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).
Deadline: June 1, 2020
Students who have a debilitating condition(s) and are continuing their education at a college institution are eligible to apply.
Deadline: August 1, 2020
This scholarship program is for students who are majoring in special education.
Deadline: August 1, 2020
Eligible students are those who are currently receiving medical treatment for a documented diagnosis with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder.
The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.
Deadline: October 1, 2020
This scholarship if offered to current Oregon or SW Washington residents, who have a documented disability, are actively pursuing a higher education, and are maintaining full-time enrollment.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
JED’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award is an annual award honoring an undergraduate college student who is raising awareness of mental health issues on campus, reducing prejudice around mental illness, and encouraging help-seeking among their peers.
Deadline: February 24, 2020
Eight scholarships will be awarded to students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their current college or university.
Two Scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded. High School Seniors, Undergraduates, Graduates, as well as international students who have a documented learning disability can apply.
Deadline: June 30, 2020
The application period for the 2020 program will be open from November 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
This scholarship is for single mothers who are pursuing a career-oriented course of study (full or part-time), are U.S citizens, are currently a recipient of a Pell Grant and do not already have an undergraduate degree. Single mothers can reapply each semester for help paying with tuition or books.
Scholarships are specific to Veterans, Active Duty, Guard/Reserves. The Scholarship application period opens January 20th and closes April 30th.
This scholarship is open to a students who have been diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger Syndrome or applicants may also be a close family member of someone who has been diagnosed with autism. This scholarship will open January 2020 for the Fall 2020 term.
This is a $1,000 scholarship to cover tuition, books and supplies for hard of hearing or deaf students. For more information regarding eligibility please visit the website here.
Deadline: March 30, 2020
Applications will be available in January 2020.
- Two $2,500 scholarships - Those eligible are individuals with Down Syndrome who are pursuing educational or job training opportunities beyond high school.
- Two $2,500 scholarships - Those eligible are individuals who are pursuing a junior college, undergraduate, or graduate degree.
Deadline: Must be completed & postmarked by April 1, 2020
Eligible applicants are those who are pursuing a junior college, undergraduate, or graduate degree and has a sibling with Down Syndrome. Applications will be available in January 2020.
Award Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2020.
Those who are at least 18 years old, a manual or power wheelchair user, enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4- year educational institution at the undergraduate level, a legal US resident ( or posses valid student visa) and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible for this scholarship.
Deadline: May 31, 2020
The Student Training & Education in Public Service (Steps) website has a list of scholarship opportunities and resources for students with disabilities.