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.

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Association of People with Disabilities
Amount: $5,625
Closing Date: May 20, 2021
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.

LPA Scholarship
Sponsor: Little People of America
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
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.

Pathways Scholarship for High School Seniors
Sponsor: Lime Connect
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada who have or consider themselves to have a visible or invisible disability.

Birth Injury Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: Distasio Law Firm
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who has a birth injury diagnosis.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 10, 2021
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.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2021
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.

Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000 ($1,500 per semester)
Closing Date: August 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love of education. Applicant must live or attend school in either Windsor, Colorado; Conroe, Texas; Wilkinson County, Mississippi,; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; or West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

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