Learning and Cognitive Disability Scholarships

Scholarships open to students with learning disabilities and cognitive disabilities.

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.

NY Beat the Odds Scholarship
Sponsor: Children’s Defense Fund
Amount: Up to $10,000 for college, SAT prep, one-on-one college advising, college tours, and other training and workshops.
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school sophomores who attend a public, charter, or alternative school in one of the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) of New York City. Applicant must have overcome significant adversity (i.e. poverty, disability, homeless or abuse), demonstrate participation in school activities, community organizations, and/or employment, and demonstrate a commitment to their community and/or social justice issues.

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.

ABA Therapy Scholarship
Sponsor: Action Behavior Centers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
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 2019. Applicant must be studying in a field that will benefit the research or clinical therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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.

Dyslexia/Auditory Processing Disorder Scholarship
Sponsor: Gemm Learning
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during fall 2019 and who have dyslexia. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to living with dyslexia.

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.

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism
Sponsor: The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be enrolled during the Fall 2019 semester. Applicant or a close family member must have been diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger syndrome.

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.

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.)

Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: Bressman Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled at or accepted to an accredited college in the U.S. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement as reflected by a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must also have a documented brain injury diagnosis provided by a licensed healthcare professional.

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