Learning and Cognitive Disability Scholarships

Scholarships open to students with learning disabilities and cognitive disabilities.

Business Plan Scholarship for Students With Disabilities
Sponsor: Fit Small Business
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited American College, University or Trade School with a documented disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavior conditions, and all other disabling conditions.

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
Sponsor: National Center for Learning Disabilities
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 6, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students with learning disabilities who are graduating high school seniors and will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD in the fall. Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

Anne Ford Scholarship
Sponsor: National Center for Learning Disabilities
Amount: $10,000 ($2,500 /year over four years)
Closing Date: November 6, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities
Sponsor: DisABLEDperson, Inc.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: November 12, 2017
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 the following prompt, “If you can go back in time to the beginning of your senior year of high school what advice would you give yourself?”

Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
Sponsor: American Association on Health and Disability
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2017
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.

UCT Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Order of United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students, or teachers looking to go back to school, who are pursuing degrees or certification to teach persons with intellectual disabilities.

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities
Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have an identified disability and are high school seniors or current undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States in the entire 2018-2019 academic year. Only the first 700 applications submitted will be considered.

ABA Therapy Scholarship
Sponsor: Action Behavior Centers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university full-time in 2017. Applicant must be studying in a field that will benefit the research or clinical therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Bottar Leone Scholarship
Sponsor: Bottar Leone Attorneys
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school graduates who are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university or community college in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have a documented physical or learning disability (students with ADD/ADHD alone are not eligible) and have demonstrated financial need.

Dyslexia/Auditory Processing Disorder Scholarship
Sponsor: Gemm Learning
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students with dyslexia and/or auditory processing disorder who will be attending college/university in the U.S./Canada in the Spring of 2018.

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