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Scholarship Opportunities

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These scholarship opportunities are listed in chronological order, based on their application deadlines. The list includes scholarships that are specifically aimed at students with disabilities and other minority groups. The scholarships listed here include scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies. Most of them are available nationwide. If the deadline for a scholarship has already passed, but the scholarship is a good fit for you, follow the link to its website and get more information about it. These scholarships are awarded annually, and you may be able to apply for it next year.

This list is meant to be a starting point in your scholarship search.  It is impossible to include every scholarship nationwide, and it is recommended that you also use Google or another search engine to search for scholarships for Latinos or based on your disability in your state. It is also important not to limit yourself to these types of scholarships. Other websites like FastWeb list all sorts of scholarships that you can apply for. Project Vision has a Scholarship Search Links page with more links to other organizations listing scholarships. In some cases those organizations list state specific, area of study specific, and disability specific scholarships, while others list scholarships for minorities or give general advice about obtaining financial aid.

It is best to start the scholarship application process early. Some scholarships must be applied for as early as your junior year of high school, though the majority have their deadlines during the spring. When applying for a scholarship, make sure to mail it in at least a week before the deadline to ensure that it arrives on time.

California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability Student Scholarships

The California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) offers nine different scholarships ranging from $1000-$1500 for students with disabilities. These scholarships are for college and community college students attending a public or private California college or university.Deadline: September 29, 2011


Scholarship for Students in Cook County, Illinois

The Progress Center for Independent Living is offering a $1000 for a college student with a disability. This scholarship can help pay for tuition, assistive technology, or another expense that can help the disabled student succeed in school. To get this scholarship, the student must have a disability, live in suburban Cook County, and attend a university in Cook County. Deadline: October 1, 2011


Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Seven $1,500 scholarships for full time students in college and vocational school programs as well as two $1,000 scholarships for part-time students enrolled in college and vocational school program are available in Wisconsin. Applicants must be high school graduates or returning students, carrying a full load of classes, and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Part-time students must verify their courses and schedules. All applicants must include verification of vision impairment in a signed form from their eye care professional. Deadline: Fall - April 16, 2012, Spring - October 1, 2011


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Deadline: October 4, 2011


Think College Emerging Scholars Program

The Think College Emerging Scholars Program provides $3,000 scholarships for up to five doctoral or post-doctoral students pursuing research in postsecondary education for people with intellectual disabilities. The purpose is to build a network for this next generation of research professionals through collaboration, information sharing, and dissemination of new work. Deadline: October 14, 2011


disABLEdperson Inc. Scholarship Competition

disABLEDperson Inc. will be holding their annual nationally based scholarship competition for disABLED college students. It is an essay competition with a $1000 award. Deadline: October 15, 2011


Central Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You'll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills. Once selected, recipients will be given an annual salary; a benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. They will be required to work at an Agency facility during summer breaks and to maintain full-time college status during the school year with a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA.We will pay the cost of transportation between school and the Washington, DC area each summer and provide a housing allowance. Deadline: October 15, 2011


The $2,500 Alice Chavez Pardini Education Advancement Grant

The San Francisco Chapter of the California Council of the Blind will give a grant of up to $2,500 to a Bay Area blind or visually-impaired person who can best demonstrate the need to improve his or her educational or employment opportunities. This award is for a legally-blind student in grades 6-12, college, graduate school, or a certificate program who lives in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, or San Mateo counties. To request an application and instruction form or for further details, contact Charlie Dorris: 415-775-0487 or Ellie Lee: 415-378-6079 Deadline: October 31, 2011


Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. You must be a senior in college or a holder of a bachelor’s degree or at present enrolled in a graduate program. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible for this competition. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the US graduate program attended by the Fellow (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year). Deadline: November 1, 2011


Disabled War Veterans Scholarships

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is pleased to offer the Disabled War Veterans Scholarships.  These $2,500 scholarships, co-sponsored by Microsoft employees and the AFCEA Educational Foundation, are offered twice annually to active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations. Deadlines: April 1, 2011 and November 15, 2011


American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship

In 2009, AAHD created the AAHD Scholarship Program, which will support students with disabilities who are pursuing higher education. Preference will be given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research. Royalties from the DHJ will fund the first year of the AAHD Scholarship Fund. As 2009 is the first year of the scholarship program, funds are limited and we anticipate that scholarships will be competitive. Scholarships will be limited to under $1,000. Deadline: November 15, 2012

Grant program for Students with Disabilities in Graduate Science Degree Programs

A goal of the Foundation for Science and Disability is to increase opportunities in science for disabled students. To promote this goal, the foundation has established a Science Student Grant Fund, available to fourth year undergraduate (who have been accepted to graduate or professional school) and graduate students who have a disability.  The students must be United States citizens.  Awards of $1000 each will be made to college or university students for some special purpose in connection with a science project or thesis in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Engineering, or Computer Science.  An award could be given for assistive device or instrument, or as financial support to work with a professor on an individual research project or for some other special research need. Deadline: December 1, 2011


Geoff Brachvogel Memorial Scholarship for Chronic Pain, RSD and CRPS

The Geoff Brachvogel Memorial Scholarship provides college scholarships for students with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), or other chronic pain conditions. Two $500 scholarships are given out each year. Deadline: December 1, 2012 Scholarship is proud to announce our annual scholarship award. Established in 2006, the scholarship fund will award one $500 scholarship to an undergraduate student. The scholarship is open to students of any major or concentration. The winner's name, essay and photo will be posted on Although not a requirement, preference will be given to students with mobility disabilities. Deadline: December 15, 2011 and May 30, 2012


MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Law School Scholarship Program awards scholarships up to $7,000 each year to deserving individuals entering their first, second or third years of law school. Students must be enrolled in law school full-time in the upcoming school year to qualify. The scholarships are awarded to students based upon three primary factors: demonstrated involvement in and commitment to serve the Latino community through the legal profession; academic and professional achievement; and financial need. Deadline: December 16, 2011


AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship

AmeriGlide is the leading supplier and distributor of home mobility products including wheelchair lifts and stair lifts. The AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship is a program we offer to full time college students who use wheelchairs. Our goal is to help provide financial assistance for books or other school related supplies to deserving mobility challenged students. This $500 scholarship is available twice a year for the Fall and Spring Semesters. Deadline: June 6, 2011 and December 31, 2010


Scholarship for Graduating Seniors with Learning Disabilities

Each year, the National Center for Learning Disabilities awards the $10,000 Anne Ford Scholarship to an outstanding high school senior with a learning disability who is committed to completing a college degree. Deadline: December 31, 2011


Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

This $1,000 scholarship is presented at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute national conference held annually in Chicago. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in a four-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Deadline: December 31, 2011


College Scholarships for Students with Craniofacial Differences

The Cleft Palate Foundation is pleased to award a minimum of three $500 scholarships to full-time college students with craniofacial differences. Selection is based on past academic success, evidence of leadership skills and/or community and school involvement, as well as strong indications of future academic success. Students at any level may apply; however, preference is given to rising first-year students in any field and first-year graduate students in a field of study related to the management of craniofacial anomalies. Deadline: January 1, 2012


Scholarships for Blind Students

The Christine H. Eide Memorial Scholarship was established for legally blind students. The $500 scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate or graduate students entering or attending an accredited college or university, with a maximum of $1,000 per year for any individual. Deadlines: Fall - September 2, 2012, Spring - January 2, 2012


3 Scholarships for College Students

The Beautiful Minds Scholarship is a $1000 award available to minority graduating high school seniors who are attending school in the United States and planning to enroll in a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. The First Things First Scholarship is a $1000 award available to graduating high school seniors who will be the first in their immediate family to attend college and are attending school in the United States and planning to enroll in a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. The Dreamer Scholarship is a $1000 award available to college students currently enrolled in a regionally accredited post-secondary institution who are majoring in either a Business or Science discipline. Deadline: January 5, 2013


Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is the nation's largest minority scholarship program. Last year it awarded good-through-graduation college scholarships to 1,000 students who are African-American, Asian/Pacific-Islander, Native American, and Latino. Scholarship recipients are from 45 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories: American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The scholarships can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the college or university of the recipients’ choice. Deadline for nominations: January 11, 2012


The Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship for Student Filmmakers

This $10,000 award was created to recognize student filmmakers who: shed light on people with disabilities, the nation's largest minority group; help emerging artists within this community gain recognition; and increase visibility for artists with disabilities This award will be given to a student writer, student producer or student director who is disabled, to a student producer whose piece focuses on people with disabilities, or to a student piece that features a person with a disability as one of the main characters. Deadline: January 11, 2012


Sacks for Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship

For every sack recorded during NFL Monday Night Football games, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will donate $1000 to the Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarship Program. Through the BEF/SolvayCARES partnership, "Sacks for CF" funds will be awarded to 30 college students, based on their academic achievements and adherence to daily CF therapy. Deadline: January 13, 2012


National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarships

The MS Society is offering scholarships to provide between $1000 and $3000 to help with the expenses of: high school seniors with MS, high school seniors who have a parent or guardian with MS, and adults with MS who have never enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Decisions will be based on financial need, academic record and a personal essay discussing the impact of MS on the applicant’s life. Last year, 332 scholarships were awarded for a total of $700,440. Deadline: January 13, 2012


Schizophrenia Reintegration Scholarship

The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship is limited to persons with schizophrenia and related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. It is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate or degree. Deadline: January 31, 2012


The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Endowed Scholars Program

The The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Endowed Scholars Program provides grants for bilingual students pursuing master’s degrees in the field of mental health. Renewable Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded based on financial need and academic merit. Spanish speakers will be given strong preference. Deadline: January 31, 2011


Lighthouse International Scholarship and Career Awards

Established in 1980 by Lighthouse International's Women's Committee, the Scholarship & Career Awards (SCA) is a time-honored tradition that recognizes outstanding students who have overcome the challenges of vision loss by awarding them with scholarships for college and graduate studies. Deadline: February 3, 2012


Google Lime Scholarship for Computer Science Students with Disabilities

This scholarship is for college juniors and seniors and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related field.  Google Lime Scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship and be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View. Deadline: February 5, 2012


John Weir Scholarship

The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors living or going to school in Washtenaw, Livingston and Monroe Counties for its John Weir Scholarship.  The scholarship is open to seniors with all types of disabilities, including learning, cognitive, developmental, physical, visual, and hearing disabilities, as well as autism/Asperger’s, mental health and chronic health conditions, such as cancer.  The scholarship is for those going to a two- or four-year college or a trade school after high school. The winner gets a $500 scholarship (with the possibility of an addition $500 for the following three years of college) and becomes the CIL’s youth spokesperson.  Runners-up receive smaller one-time scholarships. Deadline: February 15, 2012


ChairScholars Foundation Scholarships

Available to students in any state, the ChairScholars National program provides deserving high school seniors and college freshmen up to $20,000 for tuition at any college or university of their choice. These gifted scholarship candidates will be future “leaders of America” They are extremely bright, highly motivated students who hold their physical challenge as just one more obstacle to be conquered on the road to a successful life. The support of the ChairScholars scholarship virtually guarantees their success after graduation. It allows them to focus on their education and on making a meaningful contribution to our society. Deadline: February 15, 2012


FFA B.R.I.D.G.E. Endowment Scholarship

The B.R.I.D.G.E. Endowment Fund offers a $5,000 scholarship to physically disabled or handicapped students pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture. In addition to the individual scholarships, the B.R.I.D.G.E. Endowment Fund will make available a $200 cash award and plaque to the FFA chapter doing an excellent job of serving rural handicapped people in their community. Deadline: February 22, 2012


Que Llueva Café scholarship for undocumented students

CORE (Chicano Organizing & Research in Education) offers the "Que Llueva Café" scholarship. Applicants must be undocumented, Chicano/Latino, high school students entering college fall 2009. Deadline: February 24, 2012


Lagrant Foundation

The Lagrant Foundation seeks to increase the number of minorities in  advertising, marketing, and public relations. The Foundation annually provides ten scholarships of up to $2,000 each. Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students majoring in public relations, marketing, or advertising. There are also scholarships for graduate students. Deadline: February 29, 2012


disABLEDperson National Scholarship Competition

disABLEDperson, Inc.'s Spring scholarship competition for college students with disabilities awards a $1000 scholarship. To apply, students need to write a short essay. In order to qualify, the student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university. They must be a full-time student and U.S. citizen. Deadline: February 29, 2012


Marriott Scholars Program

We invite you to apply to the Marriott Scholars Program which offers financial support of up to $9,000 per year for four years coupled with opportunities for on-going career guidance and mentoring by Marriott hotel managers and corporate executives. Marriott also provides internship opportunities at hotels where you can experience first-hand Marriott's rich culture, "Spirit to Serve" philosophy, and diverse family of associates known for the care they provide to guests, each other, and our communities. Applications must be of Hispanic/Latino heritage and be entering their first or second year of college, pursuiing a degree within the hospitality management, hotel management, culinary, or food beverage field. Deadline: March 1, 2012


Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program Opportunities

The Hispanic college Fund sponsors more than a dozen scholarship programs. Every year HCF awards scholarships to over 600 students. Please read each program's description as many programs may have different requirements. You should apply to all the scholarships you are eligible for. All of the scholarships are for Hispanic Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000. Deadline: March 1, 2012


New American College Fund

Educators for Fair Consideration has a scholarship providing financial awards and student services for low-income immigrant college students living in the San Francisco Bay Area. For 2009, awards will be given out in the amount of $4,000 - $6,000. In addition to financial awards, the scholarship provides ongoing support services. Awards recipients are expected to participate in community service and/or professional development activities. To be eligible, students must be foreign-born, have documented financial need, and have lived in California for 3 or more years of high school. Deadline: March 1, 2011


Annual Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired

In 1975 the Travelers Protective Association of America (TPA) established a scholarship trust for the deaf and near deaf. The intent and purposes of the trust are the giving of financial aid or assistance to US Residents who are deaf and hearing impaired who may benefit from medical, mechanical or specialized treatment or special education. Candidates must also demonstrate financial need. The patient pays for hearing aid(s) and applies for grant; awarded once a year (April); eligibility based on amount of hearing loss and need and dollars available for the trust for the year; usually is a partial grant; also covers for education, interpreters, cochlear implants, assistive devices. Deadline: March 1, 2012


American Library Association (ALA) Century Scholarship

The American Library Association's annual $2,500 ASCLA Century Scholarship will fund services or accommodation for a library school student or students with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully complete the course of study for a Master's or Doctorate in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional. Deadline: Must be received by March 1, 2012


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year.  The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states. Deadline: March 1, 2012


Alexander Graham Bell Financial Aid / Scholarships

Alexander Graham Bell (AG Bell) coordinates one of the largest financial aid programs in providing financial assistance or support to families all over the world who are dedicated to an oral approach to pediatric hearing loss. Money is available to help families and students subsidize the pursuit of mainstreamed spoken language education. Financial aid is available for: parent-infant/preschool services, arts and sciences, school age and college and graduate scholarships. College scholarships range in value from $1,000 up to $10,000.  Deadline: March 1, 2012


American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind will present more than two dozen scholarships and awards to outstanding blind students. All legally blind, full-time students admitted to academic and vocational training programs at the post-secondary level are encouraged to apply for one of these scholarships. Part-time students who are working full-time are also invited to apply for the John Hebner Memorial Scholarship. A cumulative grade point average of 3.3 is generally required, but extenuating circumstances may be considered for certain scholarships. Applicants must be legally blind in both eyes. Applications may be completed on line, but supporting documentation must be submitted in hard copy print. Deadline: March 1, 2012


Incight Scholarship

Incight is providing scholarships for disabled students. The only two requirements for application is that the applicant have a documented disability (of any type, be it physical, learning, cognitive, etc.) and that s/he be a full time student at any college, university, trade school, etc. Deadline: March 2, 2012


Through the Looking Glass for Students of Parents with Disabilities

Through the Looking Glass will award students of parents with disabilities two separate scholarship awards: one for graduating high school seniors who will be attending college, and one for currently enrolled college students. The application packet will be somewhat different than in previous years, and applicants will need to apply online. Deadline: March 5, 2012


TACCLD Scholarship

The Transition and Communication Consortium on Learning Disabilities (TACCLD) will be awarding five scholarships, $1,000 each. High school students who have applied to post-secondary programs are eligible to be nominated for this scholarship. The student may have applied to a trade school, two or four year college or any other setting that provides formal training and education. The scholarship may be used for payment of tuition, books, or supplies. The nominee must be a student with a learning disability in high school who is applying to post-secondary institutions and is a resident of Ohio. Deadline: March 5, 2011


L. Marie Heard Education Scholarship Program

The L. Marie Heard Education Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships to individuals affected by ectodermal dysplasias for post-secondary education. This includes colleges, university, trade school or junior college. Scholarships can only be used for tuition, fees and/or books. Only individuals affected by ectodermal dysplasias are eligible. The Board of Directors decides annually the amount of scholarship money distributed based on available funding. Deadline: March 7, 2012


Spina Bifida Association Scholarships

With the assistance of donors who recognize the value of education, the SBA Scholarship Program offers two different programs for people living with Spina Bifida with awards of up to $2,000. SBA is very proud of our efforts in this area. All students living with Spina Bifida are encouraged to apply. Deadline: March 9, 2012


Ralph G. Norman Scholarship Application 

The Ralph G. Norman scholarship fund was established to provide assistance to young adults with learning disabilities so they may pursue higher education. This scholarship is available to current residents of Arkansas only. It is for students who are ineligible for SSI or SSD funding. Four $2,500 Ralph G. Norman scholarships are awarded by LDAA annually. Deadline: March 9, 2012


Scholarship for Students with Autism or Asperger's

AHEADD (Achieving in Higher Education with Autism/Developmental Disabilities) is a
private, community organization. It provides $500 scholarships to current high school and college students in the United States with high functioning autism and asperger's. Deadline: March 10, 2012


LearningAlly (formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic) Award Programs

The Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards are presented to RFB&D members who are high school seniors with learning disabilities, in recognition of extraordinary leadership, scholarship, enterprise and service to others. Offered since 1991, the awards are given to six students who are chosen by a selection committee. RFB&D presents the three top winners $6,000 each and three special honors Winners $2,000 each. Deadline: March 15, 2012

The Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards are presented to RFB&D members who are college seniors and blind or visually impaired, in recognition of extraordinary leadership, scholarship, enterprise and service to others. Offered since 1959, the awards are given to a total of nine students who are chosen by a selection committee. RFB&D gives three top winners $6,000 each; three special honors winners $3,000 each; and three honors winners $1,000 each. Deadline: March 15, 2012


The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International offers the Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program. This competitive scholarship is available to full-time college students with low vision, chosen from among those who meet the visual acuity and academic guidelines. For 2008, 3 awards of $3000 dollars were awarded. Deadline: March 15, 2012


Peg-Leg Pirate Scholarship for Amputee Students

The goal of the scholarship program of "Ye Notorious Krew of the Peg-Leg Pirate" is to assist amputees in furthering their education. That education may be provided by an accredited college or university, community college, or vocational-trade-technical school that is state licensed. The scholarships have a value between $1000 and $2000. Deadline: March 15, 2012


Novotni Scholarship for Students with AD/HD

The Novotni College Scholarship Fund provides 3 levels of scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for tuition. Applicants must be accepted or attending an approved college or university as an undergraduate student and have been diagnosed with AD/HD by a licensed physician or mental health professional. Applicants can reapply each year for the scholarship. Note that the scholarship application link is at the very bottom of their website. Deadline: March 15, 2012


Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship

The goal of the Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship is to award funds to qualified students who have demonstrated a commitment to the Hispanic Community. Eligible applicants must be Colorado residents, have Hispanic heritage or be actively involved in the Hispanic community, be accepted to an accredited college, university or vocational school, and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Recipients are required to fulfill 10 hours of community service during year of funding at your college/university. Service provided at or for LAEF will qualify to satisfy this requirement and is strongly encouraged. Deadline: March 15, 2012


American Architectural Foundation

The American Architectural Foundation offers the Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarships in order to encourage diversity and equity in the architectural profession. These scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen who plan to study architecture at a NAAB-accredited program. The scholarship program was established in 1970 by a grant from the Ford Foundation to aid students who would not otherwise have an opportunity to enter a professional degree program. Twenty awards are made per year and may be renewed for two additional years, ideally maintaining 60 students in the program in any given year. Scholarship amounts range between $500 and $2,500 and are determined by evaluation of financial need information provided by the student and the school. Deadline: March 16, 2012


Family RA Scholarship Program

UCB is proud to announce the national rollout of the Family RA Scholarship Program and will offer 30 one-time scholarships of up to $10,000 each in 2009 each to students living beyond the boundaries of rheumatoid arthritis. This opportunity extends to participants diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their immediate family members (parent, spouse, child, or sibling) who are seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree, or are enrolled in a trade school educational program. Deadline: March 16, 2012


LINC TELACU Education Foundation

Each year, the LINC TELACU Education Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to students in California, Illinois, Texas and New York. To be eligible, you need to be a first-generation college student, be from a low-income family, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and be a resident of one of the four states listed above. The scholarships range in value from $500-$5000. Deadline: March 19, 2011


Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF) is to provide an opportunity for young adults with CF to further their education at a college or vocational school. This possibility is often out of reach for families with CF children because of the high cost of medical care from the time these students were babies. However we at CFSF believe in the future of these young adults, their ability to achieve personal and educational goals, and their importance in making a long-term contribution to society on all levels. Scholarships are awarded based on educational achievement, leadership, and financial need as submitted by the student in the scholarship application form. In the first four years of the program scholarships were awarded to 250 young people from 40 states across the country. Most of the awards given were for a sum of $1,000. Deadline: March 24, 2012


Communicative Disorders Scholarship Program

This $1000 scholarship is for students who have been accepted into a graduate level program in speech language pathology and/or audiology at a college or university in the United States, accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation. It covers tuition, books and supplies. The funds may be used for any term, including the summer term, during the awarded academic school year. Support from Sertoma provides the funding for the scholarships. Deadline: March 30, 2012


Ulman Cancer Fund

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.  The Ullman fund awards a number of scholarships, each for the value of $2500. Deadline: must be received by March 30, 2012


Patient Advocate Foundation’s Scholarships for Survivors

The purpose of these scholarships are to provide support to individuals, under the age of 25, that are or have been diagnosed with cancer or a critical or life threatening disease. The foundation awards ten $3000 awards each year that can be used for college, university or vocational-technical school tuition fees. Deadline: March 30, 2012


Pennsylvania New Jersey Sickle Cell Scholarship

The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region is pleased to announce a $1000 essay competition and scholarship award focused on increasing awareness of the need for blood donors to support the blood transfusions needs of patients living with Sickle Cell Disease.   The competition was developed in celebration of the blood donor recruitment activities of high school students. Through their association with the Penn-Jersey Region those recruitment efforts have resulted in more blood donations for the Red Cross Sickle Cell Disease Program, from students of the African American and Black communities. Deadline: March 30, 2012


Shire 2012 ADHD Scholarship Program

Shire US Inc. is sponsoring an ADHD Scholarship Program to recognize individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are planning to pursue higher education. Each award recipient will receive a one-time, $2,000 scholarship with one year of ADHD Coaching Services by the Edge Foundation . Fifty scholarships will be awarded. Deadline: March 30, 2012


The Jackie Robinson Foundation's Scholarship Program

Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Deadline: March 30, 2012


National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship Program

Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships ranging in value from $3,000 up to $12,000 to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be legally blind in both eyes, be residing in the United States, be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States' institution, and participate in the NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities. Deadline: March 31, 2012


Florida Scholarships for students who are blind or have low vision

The Florida Council of the Blind Scholarship Program consists of two $2,000 awards for academic and leadership excellence; a $1,500.00 award available to an eligible applicant who is enrolled in a course of study which will increase advancement potential in his/her chosen field; and a $750.00 scholarship to be awarded to an eligible applicant who is enrolled in a college or university as a part-time student. The Florida Council of Citizens with Low Vision scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who is enrolled in academic, professional or technical training beyond the high school level. The $500.00 award will be given for either academic excellence or to an eligible applicant who is enrolled in a course of study, which will increase advancement potential in his/her chosen field. Deadline: March 31, 2012


Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship

In keeping with the goals of P. Buckley Moss, who struggled with dyslexia during her school years, this grant represents the artist’s dedication to the field of special education. Students with a learning disability often graduate from high school with no recognition of their hard work and perseverence toward achieving their academic, technical, or artistic goals. When a student does attain and surpass expectations, there is often no extrinsic reward or incentive. The Harbison Scholarship is intended to help fill that void. This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to one high school senior with a certified language-related learning difference who is pursuing post-secondary education. It is renewable for up to three additional, consecutive years. Deadline: March 31, 2012


Eric Marder Scholarship Program

The Immune Deficiency Foundation is honored to award scholarships to undergraduate students living with primary immunodeficiency diseases. The Eric Marder Scholarship Program is open to patients with a primary immunodeficiency as classified by the World Health Organization and is intended for undergraduate students attending or entering college or a technical training school. Deadline: March 31, 2012


Autism Society of America Scholarships

The ASA offers various awards and scholarships. Among them is the CVS/All Kids Can Scholars Program, providing a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a qualified individual with autism to be applied toward the completion of an accredited, postsecondary educational or vocational program of study (e.g., college, trade school, etc.). Deadline: March 31, 2011


LDA-IA  Scholarships

The Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa will award three scholarships to high school seniors planning to obtain post-secondary education (college or vocational). Each award will be for the amount of $1,000. Deadline: March 31, 2012


National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarships

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarships offers several scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. These scholarships are open to current high school seniors, college undergraduates and first-year graduate students who are pursuing careers as print, photo, broadcast or online journalists. Each scholarship has different requirements for eligibility. Please carefully review each to determine which ones you qualify for. Students must plan to attend a community college or university that is within the United States or Puerto Rico full-time for the entire academic year in order to be awarded an NAHJ scholarship. Deadline: March 31, 2010


LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)

Run completely at the local, grassroots level, the LNSF is coordinated nationally by LNESC.  It brings together local fund raising efforts with corporate partners to provide over $750,000 in scholarships to all levels of degree-seeking students each year. Deadline: March 31, 2012


Florida Cleft palate-Craniofacial Association Scholarship

The FCPA Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Florida high school senior who meets the qualifications set forth by the Scholarship Committee of the Florida Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (FCPA). The scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000. Any Florida high school senior with a cleft lip or palate or craniofacial anomaly who is nominated and sponsored by a member of the Association and who has been admitted to an undergraduate college or university can apply. Deadline: March 31, 2012


Hydrocephalus Association Scholarships

The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to offer eleven scholarships to young adults with hydrocephalus. The scholarships are $500 each, and will be awarded in June. Deadline: April 1, 2011


Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship is available to students who have a physical or sensory disability. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada who are attending an accredited undergraduate or graduate school in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in travel and tourism. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Deadline: April 1, 2011

Missing Limbs Entrepreneur Scholarship Program

$1,000 scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors who have upper-extremity(UE) Congenital, Accidental Amputee or Limb Difference with plans to attend a two-year or four-year institution the following academic year. Funds will be provided at the end of each school year. Deadline: April 1, 2011


Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math, & Science (AHETEMS) Scholarships

The AHETEMS scholarship awards $1,000 to $5,000 scholarships to Latino students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Eligibility requirements differ for each scholar-internship. Deadline: April 1, 2012


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Recipients will receive up to $10,000. Deadline: April 1, 2012


Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students 

This program provides awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. Funding is provided by the AICPA Foundation, with contributions from the New Jersey Society of CPAs and Robert Half International. The AICPA awarded 94 accounting students with scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,500–$3,000 each for the 2009–2010 academic year. Deadline: April 1, 2012


Salvatore E. Quinci Foundation Scholarship

The Salvatore E. Quinci Foundation awards two $2000 scholarships to students with hemophilia or another bleeding disorder that have been accepted into an accredited university, college, or vocational technical school. Scholarship must be used for tuition, books, housings, or other school associated costs. Deadline: April 1, 2011


Millie Brother Scholarship

The Millie Brother Scholarship is for children of deaf adults. This year, 2 scholarships for $3000 each will be offered. These are one-time scholarships but you may apply for as many years as you are in school. Applicants must be the hearing son or daughter of Deaf parents. Deadline: April 6, 2012


Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarship Program

The Elizabeth Nash Foundation (ENF) awards scholarships to assists persons with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees. Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 are awarded annually. Since the program's inception in 2005, twenty-three individuals have received grants. 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. Given limited resources, the program is currently only open to US citizens. Funds to support Associate Degrees are not currently available. Deadline: April 9, 2012


Albert Newman Fellowship for Visually Impaired Students at the University of California at Berkeley (PDF)

The Albert Newman Fellowship is awarded to substantially visually impaired graduate students. Applicants must be substantially visually impaired (documented by the Disabled Students Program located at 260 César Chávez Student Center, Voice [510] 642-0518, TTY [510] 642-6376, FAX [510] 643-9686). Please submit completed application and supporting documents to: Graduate Services: Fellowships, 318 Sproul Hall #5900, Berkeley, CA 94720-5900 Deadline: April 13, 2012


Association of Blind Citizens Scholarship Program

The Association of Blind Citizens (ABC) will offer ten thousand dollars in college scholarships to legally blind individuals seeking a college degree. The Reggie Johnson Memorial Scholarship will be valued at $2000 and eight $1000 scholarships will be available. The scholarship may be applied to tuition, living expenses or related expenses resulting from blindness. Deadline: must be received by April 15, 2012


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship Awards

CHCI offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships of $1,000; $2,500 and $5,000. This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. Deadline: April 16, 2012


CFCareForward Scholarship

The CFCareForward Scholarship was created to honor young adults with cystic fibrosis as they pursue goals of higher education. 40 CFCareForward Scholarship recipients will be selected to receive $2,500. Two students will each be awarded a total of $20,000 (the original CFCareForward $2,500 scholarship plus an additional $17,500 scholarship). Deadline: April 17, 2012

Independence Foundation Scholarship

The Independence Foundation Scholarship was created to individuals with physical disabilities pay for the ever growing expense of college. The Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to three individuals with a noteworthy physical disability. Deadline: April 17, 2012


The Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund

The New York section of the National Council of Jewish Women awards the Jackson-Stricks Scholarships, which are available to students with physical challenges who are attending college in an undergraduate or graduate program in the New York Metropolitan Area. The scholarships, which range in value up to $3,000, are available to students with disabilities of all faiths. Deadline: April 18, 2012


UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

This program provides financial support to people living with epilepsy and to the family members/caregivers who contribute to their success. The program awards 30 scholarships of $5,000 dollars each to people living with epilepsy and their family members, based on academic and personal achievement. Deadline: April 20, 2012


Scholarships for Blinded Vet Dependents

The Blinded Veterans Association will award six Kathern F. Gruber scholarships valued at $2,000 each. Gruber scholarships are limited to spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans, but the blinded veteran in question does not have to be a BVA member. Deadline: April 20, 2012


Little People of America Scholarships

As part of our service to people with dwarfism and the community at large, LPA offers educational scholarships to prospective and current students attending college or vocational school in the United States. Awards can range from $250 to $1000 (sometimes more). A scholarship committee, headed by LPA's Vice President of Programs, will selectively review all scholarship application packets. Scholarships are given in order of preference to:

  • members of LPA who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism
  • immediate family members of dwarfs who are also paid members of LPA
  • people with dwarfism who are not members of LPA
  • disabled students in general
  • non-disabled students who can demonstrate a need for financial educational assistance

Deadline: April 22, 2012


Orion Fund Grants

The Orion Fund provides grants to young adult college students under the age of 30 who are working to complete their educational goals while facing a major illness or injury. Requests may include medical costs, medical technology or equipment, and related educational expenses. Grants are generally funded in the maximum amount of $2,000. Deadline: April 25, 2012


AHEAD Kentucky Scholarships

The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) offers two $500 scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a Kentucky Postsecondary Institution during the award period. Students need to be nominated by a disability support services officer at the applicant’s institution. Deadline: April 25, 2012


Schwallie Family Scholarship Program

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is currently preparing for the fall 2010 Schwallie Family Scholarship Competition to support qualified individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome residing in the United States pursuing post-secondary education. OAR will present awards of $3,000 each across three categories: 1) Four-year undergraduate college or university; 2) Two-year undergraduate college, and; 3) Trade, technical or vocational school. These will be one-time awards for any recipient. Deadline: April 30, 2012


Hemophilia Federation of America

The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) is proud to offer ten educational scholarships of $1,500 each to members of the bleeding disorders community. Applications can be downloaded from our website. Previous scholarship recipients are encouraged to reapply. To qualify, an applicant must have Hemophilia or von Willebrand (VWD) and must be seeking a post-secondary education from a college, university, or trade school. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate a commitment to improving quality of life by pursuing his/her goals with determination. Deadline: April 30, 2012


Factor Support Network Pharmacy Scholarships

Factor Support Network is pleased to offer two scholarship programs this year. The Mike Hylton & Ron Niederman Memorial Scholarship provides five $1000 scholarships for men with Hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease and their immediate family members. The Millie Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship provides two $1000 scholarships for women with Hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease. Deadline: April 30, 2012


American Federation for the Blind (AFB) scholarships

The AFB offers 7 different scholarships for legally blind students entering or attending a college or university. The scholarships range in value from $500 to $2500.  They can all be applied for using a single simple online application form.  Deadline: April 30, 2012


Adelante Fund Scholarships

The Adelante Fund offers scholarships ranging from $1000 to $3000 to college juniors and seniors at various institutions throughout the United States who are pursuing degrees in fields related to business, finance, and economics. Deadline: April 30, 2012


Scholarship for Minority Nurses (PDF)

The $2750 William K. Schubert, MD Minority Nursing Scholarship Program is offered by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The goal of the scholarship is to target underrepresented minority groups in the registered nursing profession. Deadline: April 30, 2012


Missouri Council of the Blind Scholarship

The Missouri Council of the Blind offers scholarships to legally blind Missouri residents enrolled in or under consideration for admission to post-secondary training programs, technical school and certified training institutions. Deadline: May 1, 2012


Virginia Smiles Award for Students Born with a Cleft

Virginia Smiles will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student who is be a resident of Virginia and born with a cleft and is registered to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution. The student must submit a completed application form and submit a 500 word essay. Deadline: May 1, 2012


Sertoma Scholarship for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

$1,000 scholarship to cover tuition, books and supplies. The funds may be used for any term, including the summer term, during the awarded academic school year. Student must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT of 40dB or greater in both ears. Deadline: May 1, 2012


HHS Memorial Scholarship Programs

Education is a value that Hemophilia Health Services strives to cultivate. HHS was founded on the principles that “Information is empowering and choices are life-giving.” Education helps us weigh our options and make informed decisions, inspires us to be creative, and moves us to improve the world in which we live. Since 1995, the HHS Memorial Scholarship Program has been awarding scholarships to persons with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders so they can continue their higher education. HHS annually awards multiple scholarships starting at $1,500 for a full academic year. Deadline: May 1, 2012


Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund

This fund has several scholarships for Latino students in California ranging in value from $500 to $2,500.  The Health Career Scholarship awards students pursuing health related degrees and careers. The Two Nineteen Scholarship is specifically for AB540 students attending a Community College in California. The Father Rutilio Grande Scholarship is specifically tailor for student in the fields of Theology, Philosophy, Religious studies and/or an emphasis in Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies or Social Justice. The scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. Deadline: May 2, 2012


Candice's Sickle Cell Scholarship

The goal of this scholarship is to help alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students with sickle cell disease by providing three $1500 scholarships annually. These scholarships assist affected students with college or other post-high school education. Deadline: May 6, 2012


ASHF Graduate Student Scholarships

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites full-time graduate students in communication sciences and disorders to submit applications in competition for 1 of 10 scholarship awards, including awards specifically for minority and disabled students. Scholarships are open to master’s and doctoral students. Either research or clinical doctorates are applicable. The awards range in value from $2000 to $4000. Deadline: May 7, 2012


Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship Program awards 44 $6,000 scholarships to legally blind students who are enrolled full time at one of the 23 California State Universities. (The Schoettler scholarship is the last scholarship listed on the CSU scholarship page.) Deadline: Applications are submitted through the Financial Aid Offices at each university, and are due various dates in April and May, 2012.


BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship

Equity Through Education helps people achieve their dreams by getting the opportunity to develop themselves through education, and the program builds a diverse workforce. Selected recipients will receive $10,000USD or $5,000CAD to support their future studies. To apply, you must be a sophomore in college or a second-year graduate student. Deadline: May 8, 2011


College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program is available to incoming freshmen seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, who have high academic performance, who participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Deadline: May 15, 2012


EMPOWER Scholarships

EMPOWER encourages and supports ethnically diverse students pursuing a career in the medical or rehabilitation field. EMPOWER applicants must identify how they will use their educational training and demonstrate their interest in this field.  Selection is based on the applicants’ intentions, achievements and need, rather than solely on graduation ranking. Deadline: May 15, 2012


Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Foundation

This program awards up to $2,500 to California residents, age 17 and older, who have a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy and will be a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in the fall. Deadline: May 15, 2012


Kermit B. Nash Academic Scholarship

The Kermit B. Nash Scholarship rewards academic achievement of individuals with sickle cell disease and promotes their pursuit of educational goals. The fund will award 4 people a total of $5,000 for 2 Academic Semesters. To qualify, you must be a graduating high school seniors,  United States citizens or permanent residents, and have sickle cell disease (individuals with sickle cell trait are not eligible). Deadline: May 20, 2011


HACU Scholarship Program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers several scholarships ranging in value from $1000-$3500. These scholarships are for undergraduate students at two year or four year institutions in various fields of study. Deadline: May 25, 2012


Scholarship for Students with Hearing Loss

The Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation offers scholarships to students with significant bilateral hearing loss. Financial need will increase the possibility of being awarded funds but is only one of many criteria that are taken into account. Deadline: May 26, 2012


Courage Center Scholarship for People with Disabilities

The Courage Center awards scholarships up to $1,000 for post-secondary students in Minnesota who have a sensory impairment or physical disability Applicants will need to identify how a scholarship will support their educational aspirations and career goals. Deadline: May 31, 2012


National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship

These $1000 awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in associate, diploma, baccalaureate, graduate or practical/vocational nursing programs. Selection of recipients is based on current academic standing.  Scholarship award recipients are a select group of Hispanic students who demonstrate promise of future professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students. To qualify for the scholarship award, the applicant must be a current member of NAHN, currently enrolled in a school of nursing and be a United States citizen or legal resident of the United States. Deadline: June 1, 2011 College Scholarship Awards awards scholarships of $250.00-$500.00 to qualified students with disabilities to continue their education in a nursing education program. Preference is given to undergraduate students. Applicants must demonstrate a serious commitment to the academic study of nursing and career excellence. This scholarship is not renewable and will only be awarded once. Deadline: Must be received by June 1, 2012


National Hemophilia Foundation’s Kevin Child Scholarship

Each year the Kevin Child Scholarship is awarded to a qualified individual in memory of Kevin Child. As a child born with hemophilia, Kevin's lived a life with a challenge from the beginning. He died in 1989 of AIDS just a few days from when he should have graduated from college. Since living with a bleeding disorder provides challenges of its own, an opportunity to obtain a higher education should never be an obstacle for anyone with a bleeding disorder. In honor of Kevin's legacy, the Child family hopes this scholarship will provide some assistance in acquiring a higher education. Deadline: June 1, 2012


180 Medical College Scholarship Program

The 180 Medical scholarship program awards three $1,000 scholarships to for students with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and transverse myelitis. High school seniors who plan to attend a two-year or four-year college full-time in the upcoming fall semester and current college students who go to school full-time can get this award. Deadline: June 1, 2012


Bipolar Lives Scholarship

This scholarship is for post-secondary students who are 21 years old or older. Applicants must write a short essay about an issue related to bipolar disorder. The maximum award is $1,000. Deadline: June 15, 2012


California Council of the Blind

The California Council of the Blind gives a number of awards to the most deserving blind student applicants residing in California who will enter or continue studies at an accredited college or university in either undergraduate or graduate status. These awards may be granted in two parts (1/2 each semester) upon receipt of proof of registration for each semester. You must be a legal California resident, who is legally blind, to apply. Awards will be granted on the basis of academic scholarship and other factors including financial need. Deadline: June 15, 2011


Georgia Council of the Blind Scholarship

Each year, the Georgia Council of the Blind presents one or more scholarships of up to one thousand dollars to students who are legally blind, or to sighted students who are financially dependent on legally blind parent(s). Applicants must be accepted in one of the following levels of post-secondary education: (a) Vocational/technical school; (b) Junior or four-year College; (c) Master's or Doctoral program at an accredited University. Applicants must be legal residents of the state of Georgia. Deadline: June 15, 2012


Gunnar B. Stickler Scholarship

This award is a scholarship in the amount of $500 per year up to a maximum of 4 years for studentes diagnosed with Stickler Syndrome. The scholarship application will be available to graduating students of any American high school who plan to apply for admission to any accredited public or private community, junior, or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. Deadline: June 15, 2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) was created to provide some financial reprieve for Paralyzed Veterans members and their families so that they may achieve their goals in the academic arena. Applicants must be either Paralyzed Veterans members, the spouse of a Paralyzed Veterans member, or an unmarried child under 24 years of age who is dependent on the member for principal support. Applicants must also be citizens of the United States, accepted or enrolled as a full-time or part-time students in a degree program at an accredited US college or university, and able to demonstrate academic achievement. PVA will award scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to full-time students and $500 to part-time students. Deadline: June 17, 2012


Mays Mission Scholarships

Mays Mission offers scholarships to deserving individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities. Our current program supports 7 college students. To qualify for a Mission scholarship one must be able to document a significant disability, score of 18 or better on the A.C.T or 870 on S.A.T., be enrolled in a four-year study program (under-graduate only) working toward a baccalaureate degree and provide proof of enrollment. Upon acceptance to our program, recipients agree to provide proof of full-time enrollment each semester, submit grades, maintain a GPA of 2.3 and write an "update letter" providing the Mission with information pertaining to grades, struggles, triumphs, campus life and a general "how are you doing" letter. Recipients get $500 dollars each year for their 4 years of college. Deadline: June 30, 2012


Charles A. Olayinka Memorial Scholarship

The goal of the $1000 Peace Charlie Essay contest is to raise public awareness of how negative stereotypes affect people with bipolar disorder. If we can counter the misconceptions, then we believe those living with this illness will be able to stay focused on their life pursuits, keeping their bipolar disorder in check without also having to expend their time and energy shielding themselves from the insults of the misinformed. To this end, each essay will allow the public to learn directly from the experts; individuals living with bipolar disorder. Deadline: June 30, 2012


The Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship Program

This scholarship was created to support and encourage education for students with bleeding disorders. It awards scholarships in the amount of $2,500 per student in post-secondary schools per year of qualifying study. Up to three postsecondary awards will be granted each year. In addition, one award of $1,500 will be given to a student attending a private school in Grades 7 through 12. Deadline: July 1, 2012


IASCNAPA Sickle Cell Scholarship

The International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Physician Assistants, Inc. has established a college scholarship program to assist patients with Sickle Cell Disease who will be attending an institution of higher learning. The Association's Scholarship Committee has determined that selection of recipients will be based upon academic performance, financial need and additional criteria including character, school and community activities and proficiency in written expression. Applicants for IASCNAPA's $500 Scholarships must have a sickle hemoglobinopathy and be enrolled in, or have been accepted by a recognized and accredited post secondary school, including college, university, trade school, or other institution of higher learning. Deadline: July 1, 2012


Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence (L.I.F.E.)

The L.I.F.E. Scholarship will be awarded to one or more students in the month of August and/or January every year. Award recipients will receive a minimum award of $500.00 made payable to the educational institution at which they are enrolled for tuition, fees, and other educational-related expenses. Each applicant must be diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and be working towards a degree with a minimum of six credits per semester at an accredited United States college or university. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be involved in at least one extracurricular activity (e.g., performance group, athletics, clubs/organizations, community service, employment, etc.). Deadlines: July 1, 2012


CMMS Deshae Lott Ministries Inc Outreach Program

CMMS Deshae Lott Ministries Inc works to help American citizens with severe mobility limitations maintain hopeful, purposeful, engaged lives by providing some financial support for medically-necessary home-health-care services not covered by insurance, private or governmental, and not covered by any other non-profit organization. For more information, see the scholarships application (PDF) . Deadline: July 1, 2012


National Amputee Golf Association Educational Scholarship Grant

One of the goals of our Association is to provide educational assistance to an amputee member or his or her dependent(s). The primary purpose of this grant is to assist an amputee member or their dependent in the payment of tuition and fees while pursuing an undergraduate or two year vocational/technical degree at an accredited college, vocational/technical school or institution. The amount of the grant for a four-year Bachelors' degree will be $2,000.00/year (maximum). If an individual is selected, the grant will be issued each year for a maximum of four (4) years or until graduation, whichever occurs first. For a two-year non-Bachelors' degree or technical/associates degree, the award will be for a maximum of $1,000/year or $500/semester. Deadline: July 1, 2012


Joshua O'Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund

The Joshua O'Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund offers financial assistance of up to $2000 to young adults with Down syndrome who wish to continue to enrich their lives by enrolling in postsecondary programs or taking classes that will help them attain employment, independent living skills, life skills or another way.  To date, over thirty students have received grants from NDSS to help cover the costs of pursuing their postsecondary education and enrichment goals. Deadline: July 13, 2012


SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship Program

As the country's largest internet retailer of mobility equipment, we are excited about the development of the SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship program designed to aid college students in their academic endeavors. The annual program will provide up to two $500 scholarships and is open to students who are manual or power wheelchair users enrolled at an accredited 4-year institution. Deadline: August 1, 2012


Arthur E. and Helen Copeland Scholarships

The Arthur E. and Helen Copeland Scholarships are awarded annually to one male and one female member of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) who is legally blind and enrolling/enrolled at a two-year or four-year or technical institution or university as a full-time student. Applicants must have participated in USABA sports programs. Consideration will be given to students with good academic records, involvement in civic/extracurricular activities, academic goals/objectives and USABA involvement at various levels. Applicants must be United States citizens. Scholarship amount awarded is $500. Deadline: August 15, 2012


Scholarships for Flight School

Able Flight offers scholarships to support people with disabilities studying to get a Sport Flight Certificate. Anyone with a physical disability that significantly impairs function can apply. Able Flight has awarded scholarships to people who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injury, people with a variety of congenital birth defects, and people who have lost limbs. There are three different types of scholarship: for people who have never piloted, for people who piloted before acquiring a disability, and for those who only wish to go through flight training.  Our full scholarships cover flight and ground training, testing fees, study materials, lodging and travel to a flight school as required (some students can train near their homes). Scholarships do not include local transportation to and from the airport and meals while training. Recipients of full scholarships receive a complete ground school self-study package shortly after their selection. Able Flight reviews applications on a rolling basis, and typically makes selections every 3-4 months.  Deadline: Ongoing. Apply at any time.


Scholarship Program for Amputee College Students

The National Amputation Foundation is proud to offer six (6) $500.00 scholarships to college students with a major limb amputation, who will be attending an accredited university as a full time student. A major limb amputation is described as loss of limb beginning at or above the wrist or ankle. Deadline: August 31, 2012


Guildscholar Award

The Jewish Guild for the Blind has created an annual scholarship program for college bound high school students who are legally blind. Applications will be accepted from students at the end of their junior year, with recipients selected and scholarships awarded the following academic year. The GuildScholar Program will award 12 to 15 scholarships of up to $15,000 each. The scholarship is open to people of all religious backgrounds. Deadline: Application must be received by September 15, 2012


Western Union Family Scholarship Program

The Family Scholarship Program is intended to help two members of the same family move up the economic development ladder through education. Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy. For example, one family member may request assistance to attend college and the other family member may request assistance to attend English as a Second Language (ESL) course. Recipients are eligible to receive scholarships in amounts of $1,000-$5,000 per family. Deadline: September 15, 2011


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