Learning and Cognitive Disability Scholarships

Scholarships open to students with learning disabilities and cognitive disabilities.

ASIST – Columbus Scholarship
Sponsor: Executive Women International – Columbus
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 22, 2019
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.

LDA-IA Scholarship
Sponsor: Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Iowa graduating high school seniors with learning disabilities. Applicant must be a current member of LDA OR applicant’s parent is a current member of LDA OR applicant is recommended in writing by a current member of LDA.

Ralph G. Norman Scholarship
Sponsor: Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who will be enrolled in Fall 2019. Applicant must be a current Arkansas resident and recognize and understand his or her learning disability and is able to self-advocate when necessary.

Disability Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
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, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school students and current college students who will be enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must be a resident of Washington, Oregon, or California and have any documented disability as defined by the ADA, DSM-V, IDEA, or other governing body.

Dollars 4 Tic Scholars College Scholarship
Sponsor: Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have Chronic Tic Disorder or Tourette’s Syndrome.

Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship
Sponsor: Ruby’s Rainbow
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 21, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to individuals with Down Syndrome who are 18 years of age or older and have a desire and intent to enroll or continue enrollment in a class or program that will enhance their life through employment, independent living or life skills, or interest in any other areas.

Making a Difference for Autism Scholarship
Sponsor: KFM Making a Difference
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students enrolled in a post-secondary program (college, community college, vocational program, etc.) with an autism.

Yorkville Blankets ASD Scholarship
Sponsor: Yorkville Blanket Company
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary education program who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or have an immediate family member who has ASD.

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.

Scholarships for Students with Autism
Sponsor: Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: May 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current students attending two or four-year universities, life skills or post secondary programs, or vocational, technical, or trade schools. Applicant must face daily challenges related to autism and attend programs that assist in skill-building, job-readiness, and other transition-related skills.

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.

Jim Dodson Law Scholarship for Brain Injury Victims & Their Caregivers
Sponsor: Jim Dodson Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to brain injury victims and their caregivers who are incoming or currently enrolled in a four-year college with at least a 2.75 GPA.

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: June 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have neurological disabilities or are the child of a person with a neurological disability. Priority will be given to direct spinal cord injuries and diseases resulting in paralysis such as spinal tumors, strokes or aneurysms affecting the spinal cord, or spina bifida.

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.

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