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180 Medical Scholarships

Offering scholarships to those with a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, or transverse myelitis.

1800 Wheelchair Scholarship offers an annual scholarship award to an undergraduate student. The scholarship is open to students of any major or concentration.

ADHD - Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire

The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire recognizes and supports individuals with ADHD in the US who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school in the United States.

American Council of the Blind

Student must be legally blind and a U.S. citizen or resident alien. Approximately twelve scholarships are awarded per year.

American Foundation for the Blind, Inc.

Type in the word "scholarship" in the search engine to discover numerous funding opportunities.

American Speech Language Hearing Foundation

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) offers several scholarship and grant competitions to graduate students and new and experienced researchers in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

For submission guidelines and application materials for funding opportunities, please visit the ASHFoundation Web site at Questions regarding scholarships and grant competitions should be addressed to the ASHFoundation office at 800-498-2071, ext. 8703 or by email to

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship

The AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship is a program offered to full time college students who use wheelchairs. Goal is to help provide financial assistance for books or other school related supplies to deserving mobility challenged students.

Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship

The Anne Ford Scholarship is an award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Association of Blind Citizens Scholarship

The Association of Blind Citizens will offer ten thousand dollars in college scholarships to legally blind individuals seeking a college degree.

Association of Blind Citizens Assistive Technology Fund

The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) will provide funds to cover a portion or partial of the retail price of adaptive devices or software.

Baer Reintegration Scholarship 

The goal of the Baer Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs, and regain their lives. Sponsored by the Center for Reintegration.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the regions where they go.

Blinded Veterans Association Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program

Since the early '80s, BVA has offered spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans a chance to continue their education through the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program.

"Business Plan" Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited American College, University or Trade School with a documented disability may apply for the scholarship. The scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other disabling conditions.

Caremark Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship

Up to three awards per year are given to students with hemophilia or some other bleeding disorder.

The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship

Open to students from all underrepresented backgrounds and all majors. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.

College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities

A six-page document by the University of Washington providing a good list of scholarships and resources for students with disabilities.

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

College Scholarships Available for Individuals with Parents with a Disability

Scholarships specifically for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities.

College Scholarships and Resources for Women

Concussion Awareness Scholarship

ANY graduate or undergraduate student (future or current) that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or university may apply. This "Concussion Awareness Scholarship" is available to all students not just student athletes.

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International Scholarship

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International offers three scholarship programs to students who meet the visual acuity and academic guidelines found on their website.

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF)

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.

disABLEDperson Scholarship

National scholarship for college students with disabilities.

Disability Care Center Scholarship

The Disability Care Center awards annual scholarships to students who are attending college institutions that suffer from a debilitating condition, support the disabled, or plan on making a difference in the disabled community. provides links to quality information on disabilities and related issues for people interested in disabilities, including but not limited to those with disabilities, families, employers, and service providers.

Disability Resources Monthly Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet

Includes links to financial aid and grants resources.

Disability RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest

Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.

Financial Assistance for Prostheses and Other Assistive Devices

Courtesy of the National Limb Loss Information Center.

Foundation Center Reference Guide for Individuals with Disabilities

If you are an individual with a physical or other disability, and you are looking for information on grants specifically for those with disabilities, this user aid will help you in your search. We have selected a few of the most important print and electronic resources for you to begin your search.

FundsNet Disability Grants

Grad School Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc

This charity provides trained guide dogs to the blind at absolutely no charge. They also include training in using the dog and will pay for room and board, all equipment, and round trip transportation. For more information, contact: Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc, 371 East Jericho Tpke., Smithtown, NJ 11787; Telephone: 800-548-4337; 631-265-2121.

Hamilton Relay Scholarship

The Hamilton Relay Scholarship opportunity is available to high school seniors who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking. Hamilton Relay selects a recipient within each of the states where Hamilton is the contracted Telecommunications Relay Service and/or Captioned Telephone service provider. This opportunity is one of several ways the company gives back to the communities it serves.

Heartspring Award for Innovation and Creativity in Special Education

Do you think you are or know someone that is an innovative professional of students with special needs? Are you that professional that thinks out of the box to get results for your kids? Do you know someone that gets the job done using creative measures? If so, Heartspring wants you to tell us, in your innovative, creative way how you do what you do to get results for children with special needs.

HEATH Resource Center

George Washington University has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to operate the National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities, known as the HEATH Resource Center. The web page contains information about funding opportunities along with many other resources.

Immune Deficiency Foundation Annual Scholarship Program

The Immune Deficiency Foundation is honored to award scholarships to undergraduate students living with primary immunodeficiency diseases who plan on completing their secondary education. 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.

Incight Scholarship

$750 scholarships are available for those with documented disability (can be physical, learning, cognitive, etc.) and attending trade school, college or university full-time. Scholarship may be renewed up to four years. Visit web page for application information.

Informed Consumer's Guide to Funding Assistive Technology

With the advent of new technology, more and more options exist to enable persons with disabilities to live independently, to achieve higher levels of education, to participate in activities of the workplace, and to engage in hobbies and recreational activities. This Informed Consumer Guide attempts to provide sources of information to help negotiate that maze. Researched and written by Anjanette Daigle, Stephen Lowe, Katherine Belknap and Lynn Halverson and produced by ABLEDATA, October 2001.

(International) Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the regions where they go.

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet Financial Aid Resources for Purchasing Assistive Technology

Provides listings of resources in the US to help finance assistive technology such as wheelchair accessible vans, adaptive technology and computer programs as well as the accessories needed to help you achieve your goals.

Iowa Compass Academic Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Katara Scholarship Foundation - MO Residents with Learning Disability

Missouri nonprofit 501c3 organization that provides college funding to students with learning disabilities who are residents of the state of Missouri.

Learning Disability MyBioSource Inc. Scholarships

MyBioSource Inc. is proud to offer scholarships for High School Seniors, Undergraduates, Graduates as well as international students who have a learning disability who are enrolled in accredited colleges/universities. With these programs we are thrilled to part take in supporting education to students in all regions.

Lighthouse International Scholarship Awards

Lighthouse International's Scholarship Awards are designed to reward excellence, recognize accomplishments and help students who are blind or partially sighted achieve their career goals. There are four categories: College-bound Award, Undergraduate Award I, Undergraduate Award II and Graduate Award. For more information, contact Kelly Boyle at the Lighthouse, tel: (212) 821-9428; fax (212) 821-9703; e-mail:

Lucent Pioneer Organization Scholarship

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The Lucent Pioneer Organization offers scholarships to assist with tuition for physically and mentally challenged students in pursuit of education. (As defined in The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992). Students may apply each January and applications should be mailed to the nearest Lucent Technologies Pioneer office.

Masters Guide

Graduate school and college guide for students with disabilities. A full guide for choosing and applying at university, laws and regulations for students and getting financial aid through scholarships. Disability Scholarship

Every six months, one high school senior will be selected to receive a scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school. Applicants should submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great. Potential award winners will be judged by the editorial staff of and selected at two intervals within the year.

Mobility International USA National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange Financial Resources for U.S. Residents

Financial aid publications, scholarship search engines, vocational rehabilitation and SSI information and international and local organizations offering scholarships, grants, and fellowships.

Mobility International USA National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange Financial Resources for Non-U.S. Residents

A list of information for people with disabilities from outside the United States to find scholarships, grants, loans and other funding sources to participate in an international exchange program to the United States.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Brighter Tomorrow Grant

Recipients of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation's Brighter Tomorrow grant have received car repairs, ramps, wheelchairs, walkers, eyeglasses, computers, appliances, televisions, furniture, therapeutic equipment, hobby supplies, retreats, and various home modifications.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Computer Grant Program

Computer Grant Program provides refurbished laptop or desktop computers for individuals with MS on limited or fixed incomes. For those who do not know how to use a computer, training may be provided. Applications are accepted from July 1 to October 1 of each year.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Homecare Grant Program

The MSF understands the daily needs and challenges that must be met by individuals with MS and their caregivers. In order to meet these needs in the most timely and efficient manner, the MSF Home Care Assistance Grant Program serves as a liaison between the patient and the local resources that are available to meet his or her specific needs. Should resources within the patient’s community be unavailable, direct support will be provided on a temporary basis through the MSF Home Care Assistance Grant Program.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Patient Services Directory

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social impact on people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families.

MyBioSource Inc. Scholarships (learning disability)

MyBioSource Inc. is proud to offer scholarships for High School Seniors, Undergraduates, Graduates as well as international students who have a learning disability who are enrolled in accredited colleges/universities. With these programs we are thrilled to part take in supporting education to students in all regions.

National Council of Jewish Women New York Section Scholarships

Awards competitive scholarships and "camperships" every year, including:

(1) The Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to a physically challenged person for academic study or vocational training that leads to independent living.

(2) Karp-Sleppin Campership Program enables children to experience a month in the country at a summer camp.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

National Hemophelia Foundation Scholarships

The National Hemophilia Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for women with bleeding disorders on an annual basis, depending on funding. This scholarship is designed to benefit women with bleeding disorders in their pursuit of post high school studies. The scholarship is inspired by the generosity of two extraordinary young women from the bleeding disorders community: Josephine Droney and Lindsey Hanson. For any additional questions, please contact Patrice Flax, Manager of Education, at 734-890-2504 or

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarships

NEC Foundation of America

Makes cash grants to nonprofit organizations and programs with national reach and impact in one or both of the following arenas: science and technology education, principally at the secondary level, and/or the application of technology to assist people with disabilities.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. Patient Advocate Foundation offers direct patient services through this website, and can be contacted via E-mail at Our toll-free number is 1-800-532-5274.

Pete and Carrie Rozelle Award

The Pete & Carrie Rozelle Award is given to a school or school-related program that addresses the educational and social/emotional needs of all children, including those with learning disabilities. Preference is given to programs that serve underprivileged and under- served communities, or programs that have demonstrated unique impact for students with LD.

Pilot Dogs, Inc.

This charity gives its trained animals to the blind at absolutely no charge. They also include four weeks of training in using the dog and will pay for room and board, all equipment, and round trip transportation. For more information, contact: Pilot Dogs, Inc., 625 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215; Telephone: 614-221-6367; Fax: 614-221-1577

Rehabmart Scholarship

Rehabmart is owned and operated by Occupational and Physical Therapists - we would like to show our gratitude to the health care profession by offering scholarships to students with disabilities, health science students, or anyone majoring in special needs education.

We have created a $25,000 scholarship fund for:

Students with a Disability (of any major)

Health Sciences Students (any medical major)

Special Needs Education

Resources for Blind and Visually Impaired Students Available

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, has a variety of information resources available for blind and visually impaired students considering enrolling in or currently enrolled in education beyond high school, including the Student Aid Audio Guide, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid, Repaying Your Student Loans, and the Braille Bookmark.

Scholarships for Students With Disabilities

This page presents a short list of scholarships for students with learning disabilities. Due to the very large and growing number of students who claim to be learning disabled, such awards are often highly competitive. Courtesy of FinAid.

Social Security Administration Blind Or Have Low Vision Assistance

Spina Bifada Association Scholarship

The Scholarship Fund awards four year and one year scholarships to young people born with spina bifida to pursue higher education.

Summit Disability Law Group Scholarship

The Travis Roy Foundation

The Foundation’s primary goal is to help spinal cord injury survivors and further research for a cure. Named after a Maine youth who became a quadriplegic after a freak collegiate hockey accident, the Foundation has distributed more than $2.5 million in individual and research grants. Individual grants have been used to modify vans and to purchase wheelchairs, computers, ramps, shower chairs, and other adaptive equipment to help paraplegics and quadriplegics live their lives.

United Student Aid Funds Access to Education Scholarship

Provides scholarship to students with an annual family income of less than $35,000. Up to 50% of awards will be targeted to applicants who are members of an ethnic-minority group or who have a physical disability.