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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
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.

National Scholarship for College Students with Disabilities
Sponsor: DisABLEDperson, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students with a disability who are enrolled full-time in a two or four-year accredited college or university in the United States and who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must submit an essay on whether they believe “obesity” should be classified as a disability under the ADA.

Hartsoe Law Firm Law School Scholarship
Sponsor: Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are attending an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States. Undergraduates must be interested in pursuing a law school education. Preference will be given to (a) students who have held various jobs to help support themselves through school, (b) students who have overcome personal adversity, or (c) are concerned about the rancorous tenor prevalent in American politics.

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.

Swope, Rodante P.A. Scholarship for Philanthropic Efforts
Sponsor: Swope, Rodante P.A.
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 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 an 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.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Sponsor: Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
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.

Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students
Sponsor: National Amputation Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with a major limb amputation.

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