Scholarship Directory

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Seven $1,000 scholarships for those with spinal injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder or ostomy. Awards will be given on a competitive basis to students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time who are under a physician's care for spinal cord injury and legal residents of the United States.

Apply By: Applications are accepted January 1 – June 1 each year.
Foundation: 180 Medical.com
Business Contact Email: scholarships@180medical.com
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Summary: Awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate or graduate health and disability studies in an accredited university. The student must be at least a sophomore in college.

Health and disability studies include, but are not limited to: public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Important: applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered. High school students entering college in the fall are not eligible to apply.

Apply By: November 15, 2019.
Foundation: American Association on Health and Disability
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Summary: Provides financial assistance toward higher education for students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who demonstrate high academic credentials, the ability to serve as a role model for others with CF, and the need for financial assistance.

 

 

Apply By: The application for the 2020-2021 school year will be posted in the spring of 2020.
Foundation: AbbVie Inc.
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Awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate college or vocational school. Award amounts vary from $500 to $3000 per semester. Must be 20 years of age or younger and live in Madison county, Iowa. Students enrolled in a Madison county high school should reach out to their guidance counselor or call Carol Kiernan (515-462-3731) for information.

Apply By: May 1, 2019.
Foundation: Abner & Eliza Black Memorial Fund
Business Phone Number: 515-462-3731
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Summary: Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded for a single year. The award may be renewed for up to 3 additional years, provided the award recipient is in good academic standing, for a total award value of $20,000. It can be applied to educational expenses at an accredited US college or university (undergraduate), or US vocational school.

Apply for a ACES (Award for Collegiate Education from Shire) scholarship if you have one of the diagnoses listed: Acute antibody mediated rejection, Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropthy], CMV in transplant patients, Congenital alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), Fabry disease, Gaucher disease, Hereditary angioedema, Hypoparathyroidism, MPS II (Hunter syndrome), Primary immunodeficiency, Short bowel syndrome, Status epilepticus.
Apply By: March 2020.
Foundation: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Address: AG Bell College Scholarship Program
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Several scholarships at the graduate and undergraduate level for students with moderate-to-profound hearing loss enrolled in, or applied full-time to, a mainstream and accredited college or university. Listening and spoken language must be the applicant's primary mode of communication.

Hearing loss must have been diagnosed before the applicant's fourth birthday (pre-lingual hearing loss), and hearing loss must be bilateral and in the moderately severe to profound range.

Apply By: Apply online by March 8, 2019.
Foundation: Alexander Graham Bell Association
Business Contact Email: Scholarships@agbell.org
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Summary: The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with learning disabilities.
Apply By: January 17, 2020.
Foundation: National Center for Learning Disabilities
Business Contact Email: afscholarship@ncld.org
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Address: American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program
Attn: Dee Theien, Coordinator of Affiliate and Member Services
6300 Shingle Creek Parkway
Suite 195
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Summary: Approximately twenty scholarships ranging in amount from $1,000 - $4,000 to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community may apply.

Apply By: February 15, 2019.
Foundation: American Council of the Blind
Business Phone Number: (612) 332-3242
Business Contact Email: dtheien@acb.org
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Address: American Foundation for the Blind
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1000 Fifth Avenue
Suite 350
Huntington, WV 25701
Summary: Eight scholarships ranging in amount from $1,000 - $3,500 for undergraduate and graduate students.

Requirements for all applications:

- Official transcripts: Send an official transcript from the school you are presently attending. If you are not currently enrolled in school, send transcripts from each school you have previously attended. The official paper transcript is printed on security sensitive paper and contains the raised school seal and signature of the Registrar. Official transcripts may be sent directly to the AFB Scholarship Committee from the current/attending school. Only original official transcripts will be accepted.

- Two letters of recommendation from academic advisors, teachers, rehabilitation or counselors.

- Proof of legal blindness: a signed letter from an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or state or private agency for the blind, certifying that you are legally blind. The letter must clearly state that you are legally blind (i.e., have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye).

- Additional requirement for The R.L. Gillette, Gladys C. Anderson, and Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must submit a music sample.

Apply By: April 1, 2019.
Foundation: American Foundation of the Blind
Business Phone Number: (800) 232-5463
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Summary: The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor's degree program the upcoming fall.
Apply By: January 17, 2020.
Foundation: National Center for Learning Disabilities
Business Contact Email: afscholarship@ncld.org
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