General Disability Scholarships

Students with disabilities sometimes have barriers that other students do not have. Many companies and organizations want to help students with disabilities get their college education by providing scholarships.

Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: DiversityJobs
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to all diversity and minority students, including Hispanics, African-Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, military veterans, women, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. Applicant must be enrolled in and currently attending a school that has registered for DiversityJobs’ scholarship program (see website for details). Applicant must submit a completed online application.

LPA Scholarship
Sponsor: Little People of America
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to members of LPA who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism, immediate family members of dwarfs who are also paid members of LPA, and people with dwarfism who are not members of LPA. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or current college student.

John Lepping Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Lep Foundation for Youth Education
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are disabled, including but not limited to physical disabilities (spinal cord injury, loss of limb, birth defects, etc.) and psychological handicaps (autism, post-traumatic stress, etc.). Applicant must reside in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

Swim with Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship
Sponsor: Swim with Mike
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to athletes who participated in organized competitive youth, high school or collegiate athletics and subsequently have sustained a life changing accident or illness (e.g. paralysis, blindness, cancer, amputation, head injuries).

Joey Stowell Scholarship
Sponsor: Bella Soul
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students living with a physical ailment, physical disease, and/or physical disability.

Rehabmart.com Scholarship
Sponsor: RehabMart.com
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with disabilities, health science students, or anyone majoring in special needs education.

180 Medical Scholarship Program
Sponsor: 180 Medical
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full-time in the fall. Applicant must be under a physician’s care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy.

ExceptionalNurse.com College Scholarship
Sponsor: ExceptionalNurse.com
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: June 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to nursing students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

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