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Funding Your College Education: Disabilities


Name Amount Information Due Date

AAHD Scholarship Program

Under $1000

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving  student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a sophomore in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.


American Foundation for the Blind Scholarship


The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and American Council of the Blind (ACB) have partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or attending university as an entering freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student.

Bonnie Strangio Education Scholarship $1000

The Bonnie Strangio Education Scholarship is awarded annually to a person living with CF who, like Bonnie, has an upbeat personality and a “can-do” attitude. The Bonnie Strangio Education Scholarship was established in 2005 to honor the memory of Bonnie Strangio. The scholarship is awarded to a person living with cystic fibrosis who, like Bonnie, has an upbeat personality and “can-do” attitude, and shows a tremendous passion for life in achieving their goals despite battling CF. Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has cystic fibrosis and whose service and commitment to the prevention and cure of CF is exemplary.

Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarships $1000-2500

The Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarship program is open to individuals with CF who are in-going or current undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited US-based college or university.

Google Lime Scholarship $10,000

Google has partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

L.I.F.E Scholarship $500+

In 2001, L.I.F.E was co-founded by two female undergraduate students - Jodi Norton and Adina Gravit - who wanted to make a difference in the lives of those most commonly affected by lupus- college students! Each year the L.I.F.E. Scholarship Committee selects students to receive the merit-based L.I.F.E. Scholarship. Selected winners demonstrate both academic excellence and involvement in their community. They have chosen to continue their education despite the hardships brought on by systemic lupus erythematosus.

180 Medical College Scholarship Program $1000

Students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall are eligible to apply. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Must be a legal resident in the United States. Seven awards are available.


Candice's Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship


We are providing three scholarships each year to students with sickle cell disease who are pursuing higher education. To date we have given over $100,000 in scholarships to new and past recipients.

Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship $2000

The Victoria Ovis Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to a child of a law enforcement officer who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.  Awards are based on financial need, academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community.  The recipient must be a student from or reside and attend school in New York State or the New York metropolitan area.

AbbVie CF Scholarship Foundation $3000-22,000

The AbbVie CF Scholarship recognizes exceptional students with Cystic Fibrosis who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, creativity, and the ability to serve as a positive role model for the Cystic Fibrosis community. Each year, AbbVie awards 40 scholars with $3,000 each. Two of these students (an undergraduate and a graduate) are then selected to receive a Thriving Student Scholarship, winning an additional $22,000 each.

Applications open in 4/21
Hemophilia Federation of America Educational Scholarships $2000-4000

Each year, HFA awards 4 scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program $3000-12,000

Thanks to our generous partners, there are thirty merit-based scholarships currently available, ranging from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, community service, and leadership. Must be legally blind in both eyes.

Rheumatoid Patient Foundation Scholarship $1000

The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with rheumatoid diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis.

Applications open in 4/21
Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship $2500-4000

Now in its 22nd year, the Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program is designed to inspire students living with hemophilia to achieve their educational goals. Pfizer provides scholarships to students with hemophilia A or hemophilia B who are high school seniors, have a graduate equivalency diploma (GED), or are currently enrolled in an accredited junior college, college (undergraduate or graduate), or vocational school.

The PreJax Foundation Scholarship $1000

Applicants must be current high school seniors, high school graduates (including students who have earned their GED certificate), or current undergraduate students of any age who have MS or have a parent with MS and will be attending, or are already currently attending, an accredited postsecondary school working toward their first undergraduate degree. Graduate students are NOT eligible.

TBA (unable to give scholarships in 2021)
American Speech- Language -Hearing Foundation $5000

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites full-time students who will be or who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in communication sciences and disorders to apply for graduate scholarships. Scholarships are available to students who are undergraduate seniors or who are currently pursuing master's or doctoral degrees. Both research and clinical doctorate candidates are eligible.

Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program $3000

This scholarship is available to full-time college students with low vision. Three scholarships of $3000 each will be granted.

Disability Care Center Scholarships $500

The Disability Care Center is proud to offer scholarship opportunities that can help further the education of American college students who are either disabled or seeking a degree in special education.


John Lepping Memorial Scholarship, Education Assistance for Disabled Youth Up to $5000

This scholarship will be awarded to qualified students living in NY, NJ, or PA who seek to further their education by attending college. Applicants must have either a physical or psychological condition.

5/1/21 Scholarship $500

Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship fund now bestows one or two $500 awards each year. In the past, we've asked applicants to explore mobility issues on campus, overcoming personal challenges, and much more.  Open to undergrad and graduate students.

Karman Healthcare Motility Disability Scholarship $5000

This scholarship is open to college and university students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically, and have a regard for disability awareness in America.

BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship $10,000

Lime Connect is pleased to be an Equity Through Education partner of BMO Capital Markets to provide scholarships for students with disabilities.. Applicants should be pursuing a degree in business/commerce, computer science, engineering, math, physics, statistics or a related discipline. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Microsoft Disability Scholarship $5000-20,000

This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry. The scholarships are renewable – each winner who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship.

Ruby's Rainbow Scholarship $1000-10,000

This scholarship is open to individuals with Down Syndrome who plan to attend a university, community college or post-secondary institution.

Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation $10,000+

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Applicants must have a childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities Varies

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million to Scholarship America to implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. Open to college students.

Sertoma Scholarship $1000

Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading scholarship for hard f hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.