Learning and Cognitive Disability Scholarships

Scholarships open to students with learning disabilities and cognitive disabilities.

Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award
Sponsor: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2018extended to January 31, 2018
Description: Award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. Award is open to a student 19 years old or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field, including art, music, science, math, athletics, or community service.

RiSE Scholarship
Sponsor: RiSE Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Applicant must be current high school, college bound senior who has submitted applications to and is planning on attending an accredited college or university. Applicant must have a documented learning disability (a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not qualify).

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Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: Bressman Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
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.

We Are Able: Make a Sign Highlighting Your Best Ability to Reduce Stigma Around Disability!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Students with disabilities are 2 to 3 times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers. A good way to reduce stigma around disability is giving people with and without a disability a chance to talk about what they are good at. So make a sign that says, “My best ability is _________,” fill in the blank, and challenge friends to do the same. Unlimited entries.

Dottie R. Walker LEAD Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: LEAD Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 9, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Colorado residents with an identified learning disability or AD/HD, who are pursuing a post-secondary degree.

Joe Cleres Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: New Outlook Pioneers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are physically or intellectually challenged.

Morelli Scholarship
Sponsor: Park City Community Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students diagnosed or presumed to have a learning challenge who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Terrill Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Terrill Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and military personnel with neurologic injuries and/or diseases.

P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: P. Buckley Moss Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts.

Yorkville Blankets ASD Scholarship
Sponsor: Yorkville Blanket Company
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
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, 2018
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.

Bottar Leone Scholarship
Sponsor: Bottar Leone Attorneys
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
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.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Sponsor: Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
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.

Autism Scholarship
Sponsor: KFM Making a Difference
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a postsecondary program (college, community college, vocational program, etc.) with an autism diagnosis.

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