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.

Achievements and Abilities Scholarship for Students with or affected by Cerebral Palsy
Sponsor: Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are seeking or in the process of completing higher education (either as an undergraduate or graduate student). Applicant must have cerebral palsy or have a family member with cerebral palsy. Local Michigan applicants are preferred.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Sponsor: Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with acceptance to an accredited school or current undergraduate students in the United States. Applicant must have a disability and at a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Sponsor: Elastic Band Co.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are a member of a minority group that is underrepresented in the fields of fashion and/or entrepreneurship (I.e. African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander) OR have a documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicant must be planning to pursue a career in fashion and/or entrepreneurship.

Disability Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Summit Disability Law Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in or accepted to a college or university in the United States who have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must have a physician documented disability. Applicant must submit an essay on how their disability affects them.

Luis E. Torres Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Luis E. Torres Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must have overcome a medical hardship.

Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students
Sponsor: National Amputation Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with a major limb amputation.

Hana Lima Scholarship
Sponsor: Alu Like, inc.
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students of Native Hawaiian Ancestry who are residents of the State of Hawaii and enrolled at least half-time in a vocational degree or certificate program in one of the approved educational institutions in Hawaii listed on the application. Preference will be given to non-traditional students: single parents, disabled (meets ADA definition), houseless, sole-income providers, previously incarcerated and wards of the court.

Mobility Disability Scholarship
Sponsor: Karman Healthcare
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to college and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis.

Beat the Odds Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Stand For Children | Oregon
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 12, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors enrolled in an Oregon public high school who will graduate in Summer 2018. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have succeeded in spite of hardships such poverty, disability, homeless, or personal tragedy.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Sponsor: Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with acceptance to an accredited school or current undergraduate students in the United States. Applicant must have a disability and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Bottar Leone Scholarship
Sponsor: Bottar Leone Attorneys
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school graduates who are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university or community college in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have a documented physical or learning disability (students with ADD/ADHD alone are not eligible) and have demonstrated financial need.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

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