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.

ADA Central Annual College Scholarship
Sponsor: ADA Central Signs
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay about their experience with, or what the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) means to them.

Joe Cleres Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: New Outlook Pioneers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are physically or intellectually challenged.

disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: disABLEDperson, Inc.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 16, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students with disabilities who are enrolled in a two or four-year college or university in the United States. Student must submit an essay on the topic of the Social Security Disability Income Program.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
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.

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Sponsor: Elastic Band Co.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
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.

Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Accessibility Professionals Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and residents of the U.S. who are current students in good standing at a U.S. institution of higher education with an accredited degree program in architecture, civil engineering, interior design, or other degree programs closely related to accessibility/universal design.

Kim and Harold Louis Family Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and individuals entering their freshman year of college during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service. Special consideration will be noted for applicants who have parents who are U.S. veterans or currently in the U.S. military, students with financial need, first generation college students, and students with a documented significant disability.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
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.

ASIST – Columbus Scholarship
Sponsor: Executive Women International – Columbus
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to female incoming and current non-traditional students in Central Ohio. Special consideration will be given to students with financial need, socially, physically and economically challenged adults, and preference is given to those with children residing in the home.

Disability Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university. Applicant must have a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis.

Incight Scholarship
Sponsor: Incight
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school students and current college students who will be enrolled during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicant must be attending a college in Oregon or Southwest Washington and have any documented disability as defined by the ADA, DSM-V, IDEA, or other governing body.

KY AHEAD Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Kentucky Association on Higher Education and Disability (KY AHEAD)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 2, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students enrolled in a Kentucky post-secondary institution with at least a 2.75 GPA. Applicant must have a disability, as verified by Disability Support Services Officer at the applicant’s current post-secondary institution.

Christina Skoski, M.D., Scholarship
Sponsor: Amputee Coalition
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 6, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be full-time undergraduate students in the fall term and have a congenital limb difference or an amputation.

Scott Decker, M.D., Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Amputee Coalition
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 6, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, recent high school graduates, adults returning to school, and current college students who has an acquired or congenital limb loss. Applicant must be under the age of 21 OR a military/active duty military personnel.

Susanna DeLaurentis Memorial Scholarships
Sponsor: The Susanna DeLaurentis Charitable Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 20, 2018
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.

LPA Scholarship
Sponsor: Little People of America
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
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.

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