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.

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.

Mays Mission for the Handicapped Scholarship
Sponsor: Mays Mission for the Handicapped
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have a documented significant physical and/or mental disability.

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.

Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000 ($1,500 per semester)
Closing Date: July 2, 2019
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.

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.

DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities
Sponsor: Disability Credit Canada
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be enrolled in a full-time program of study in field of study in health care, criminal justice or community & social services at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Applicant must have a documented disability.

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.)

CHASA Scholarship
Sponsor: Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college and vocational students who are under the age of 25 and who have a diagnosis of hemiplegia or hemiparesis due to any cause, or a diagnosis of pediatric stroke.

Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students
Sponsor: National Amputation Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with a major limb amputation.

Beat the Odds Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Stand For Children | Oregon
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors enrolled in an Oregon public high school who will graduate in Summer 2020. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have succeeded in spite of hardships such poverty, disability, homeless, or personal tragedy.

Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
Sponsor: American Association on Health and Disability
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are enrolled full-time and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.

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