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.

Susanna DeLaurentis Memorial Scholarships
Sponsor: The Susanna DeLaurentis Charitable Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have high academic achievement and extracurricular and community involvement through persistence, courage, and determination while coping with a life-threatening or chronic physical or mental condition.

John Lepping Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Lep Foundation for Youth Education
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
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.

LPA Scholarship
Sponsor: Little People of America
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
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.

Swim with Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship
Sponsor: Swim with Mike
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
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).

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Sponsor: Elastic Band Co.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school students 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.

NY Beat the Odds Scholarship
Sponsor: Children’s Defense Fund
Amount: Up to $10,000 for college, SAT prep, one-on-one college advising, college tours, and other training and workshops.
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school sophomores who attend a public, charter, or alternative school in one of the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) of New York City. Applicant must have overcome significant adversity (i.e. poverty, disability, homeless or abuse), demonstrate participation in school activities, community organizations, and/or employment, and demonstrate a commitment to their community and/or social justice issues.

180 Medical Scholarship Program
Sponsor: 180 Medical
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
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.

Got A Spine Scholarship
Sponsor: Arctic Chiropractic Fairbanks
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be attending a college or university no later than October of 2019 in the U.S. or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay answering questions about back pain and problems.

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Association of People with Disabilities
Amount: $5,625
Closing Date: June 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. While applicant does not need to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for the scholarship, applicant must currently be enrolled in a college or university in the United States.

Swope, Rodante P.A. Scholarship for Philanthropic Efforts
Sponsor: Swope, Rodante P.A.
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are seeking an undergraduate or advanced degree at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on how their field of study will positively impact the lives of people with a disability and a personal statement on how and why they choose to give back to the community.

TechChecks Business Leadership Scholarship
Sponsor: TechChecks
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming students for Fall 2019 who will be working towards their MBA or any other field that emphasizes business or marketing. Preference will be given to applicants who are female, have a disability, or belong to a minority group.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality, and other non-visible differences.

Ellis Injury Law Disability Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Ellis Law Corporation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate degree students who have a short or long term disability caused by an accident. Applicant must submit an essay on how they struggled with the disability and overcame it or found a way to successfully cope with it.

SpinLife.com Innovation in Motion Scholarship Program
Sponsor: SpinLife.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to manual or power wheelchair users who are at least 17 years old and enrolled at an accredited four-year educational institution at the undergraduate level. Applicant must be a legal resident of the U.S. or possess a valid student visa and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Joey Stowell Scholarship
Sponsor: Bella Soul
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students living with a physical ailment, physical disease, and/or physical disability.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Sponsor: Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with acceptance to an accredited school and current undergraduate students in the United States. Applicant must have a disability and a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Cerebral Palsy Scholarship
Sponsor: Reiter & Walsh, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students seeking or in the process of completing higher education (either as an undergraduate or graduate student) who have cerebral palsy.

HIE Help Center Scholarship
Sponsor: HIE Help Center
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have any goal/academic pursuit that involves helping people with neonatal injuries and/or disabilities (medical nursing or rehabilitative medicine and therapy students, students studying special education, students planning to work in disability rights law or advocacy, students aspiring to become caregivers or social workers, etc.)

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