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.
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.
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 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.
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
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.
Attn: Dee Theien, Coordinator of Affiliate and Member Services
6300 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community may apply.
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1000 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
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.