Scholarships open to students with visual impairments.
Brother James Kearney Scholarship Program for the Blind
Sponsor: Lavelle Fund For the Blind, Inc.
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: No Deadline
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are either legally blind or so severely visually impaired that a Lavelle-sponsored vision assessment expert confirms that the student would need special support services to succeed in college. Applicant must be studying at one of 11 participating colleges in the New York City area.
Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Award
Sponsor: Learning Ally
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Learning Ally members who are completing undergraduate or graduate degrees and are blind or visually impaired.
API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.
National Scholarship for College Students with Disabilities
Sponsor: DisABLEDperson, Inc.
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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 whether they believe “obesity” should be classified as a disability under the ADA.
Hartsoe Law Firm Law School Scholarship
Sponsor: Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C.
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are attending an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States. Undergraduates must be interested in pursuing a law school education. Preference will be given to (a) students who have held various jobs to help support themselves through school, (b) students who have overcome personal adversity, or (c) are concerned about the rancorous tenor prevalent in American politics.
Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
Sponsor: American Association on Health and Disability
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
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.
Swope, Rodante P.A. Scholarship for Philanthropic Efforts
Sponsor: Swope, Rodante P.A.
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are seeking an undergraduate or an advanced degree at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on how their field of study will positively impact the lives of people with a disability and a personal statement on how and why they choose to give back to the community.
Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Sponsor: Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with acceptance to an accredited school or current undergraduate students in the United States. Applicant must have a disability and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.