Learning and Cognitive Disability Scholarships

Scholarships open to students with learning disabilities and cognitive disabilities.

Autism Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: EverSpark Interactive
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to achievement-oriented students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university and has been diagnosed with autism of any form OR is studying autism-related research at a university.

Beat the Odds Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Stand For Children | Oregon
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 12, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors enrolled in an Oregon public high school who will graduate in Summer 2018. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have succeeded in spite of hardships such poverty, disability, homeless, or personal tragedy.

Yorkville Blankets ASD Scholarship
Sponsor: Yorkville Blanket Company
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
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.

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.

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.

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.

Jim Dodson Law Scholarship for Brain Injury Victims & Their Caregivers
Sponsor: Jim Dodson Law
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to brain injury victims and their caregivers who are currently enrolled in a four-year college with at least a 2.75 GPA.

Autism Scholarship
Sponsor: Percy Martinez Personal Injury
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have autism. Applicant must submit a video or essay on their thoughts on the future of education, as well as two letters of recommendation.

Disability Scholarship Awards
Sponsor: DrugReporter
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted at or attending a four-year college program or accepted at or attending law school within the United States. Applicant must have a medically documented physical disability or learning disability, verified by a doctor.

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