Physical Disability

Summary:
Two $500 (nonrenewable) scholarships are awarded to applicants selected from their short essay submission. Applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or university in 2021. The scholarship is open to high school seniors who have a 3.0 GPA or higher who have a physical disability. To apply, visit the website for directions and essay topic.
Apply By:
May 15, 2021
Foundation:
OptimizeMyFirm
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Address: Iowa State University
1076 Student Services Building
2505 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011-2222
Summary:
The Keith Sargent Scholarship is open to any student with a mobility, visual or hearing disability who has completed 24 transfer credits or one academic year at Iowa State University and who has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

The scholarship amount varies and may be renewed for an additional two years as long as a GPA of 2.75 or above is maintained. The award is administered through the Student Disability Resources Office.

Apply By:
April 1.
Foundation:
Iowa State University
Business Phone Number:
515-294-7220
Business Contact Email:
Summary:
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:
June 1, 2021
Foundation:
180 Medical.com
Business Contact Email:
Summary:
$1,000 scholarship to a full-time undergraduate student who has a congenital limb difference.
Apply By:
May 31, 2020
Foundation:
Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)
Business Phone Number:
(888)-267-5669
Address: Karman Healthcare
c/o Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund
19255 San Jose Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91748
Summary:
Two $500 scholarships are available for two college students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair or other mobility devices on a regular basis. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S. and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade average (or equivalent).
Apply By:
September 1, 2020
Foundation:
Karman Healthcare
Business Contact Email:
Address: Paralyzed Veterans of America
Attn: Christi Hillman, Membership Department
801 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Summary:
Awards in the amount of $2,500 to full-time students and $1,000 to part-time students for PVA members and their immediate family members. Previous award recipients may apply and are limited to a total of two scholarships. Questions can be directed to Christi Hillman.
Apply By:
June 1, 2021
Foundation:
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Business Phone Number:
(800) 424-8200 ext 776
Business Contact Email:
Summary:
UBPN offers up to two $500 academic scholarships annually. Intended for individuals with a brachial plexus injury entering college, attending a trade school, and/or attending career retraining. This is a scholarship that may be reapplied for every year.

One scholarship will be awarded annually to an applicant with an obstetrical (birth-related) brachial plexus injury (OBPI) and one scholarship will be awarded annually to an applicant with a traumatic brachial plexus injury (TBPI) provided there are applicants in both groups.

Apply By:
May 31, 2021
Foundation:
United Brachial Plexus Network, Inc.
Business Contact Email:
Summary:
Educational scholarships from $250 to $1000 to prospective and current students attending college or vocational school in the United States with preference to those who are members of LPA or who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism.
Apply By:
May 31
Foundation:
Little People of America, Inc.
Business Contact Email:
Summary:
This award is a one-time $5,000 scholarship for 30 students with epilepsy seeking an undergraduate or a graduate degree at a U.S. institution of higher learning. Two applicants will receive Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of up to $10,000 each honoring the late Sandra Helmers, MD, MPH, and the late John M. Pellock, MD, two prominent figures in the epilepsy community. Additionally, UCB will award one applicant the Joe D’Souza Memorial Scholarship of up to $10,000. This scholarship was created in 2019 in memory of UCB’s Global Medical Director.
Apply By:
February 15, 2021
Foundation:
UCB, Inc.
Business Phone Number:
(866) 825-1920
Summary:
Scholarships are available for individuals with MPS and ML, their siblings (under age 30), their children, and their parents. Scholarships are awarded in increments of $1,000 for full-time students, $500 for part-time students, and the Jeffrey Bardsley scholarship awards $5,000.
Apply By:
March 7, 2021
Foundation:
MPS Society
Address: Spina Bifida Association of Iowa
Attn: Reimbursement Program
8525 Douglas Avenue Suite 39
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
Summary:
A scholarship of up to $500 per individual per semester is available to member applicants to attend post-secondary education. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals with Spina Bifida to assist them in their pursuit of post-high school education. Funds may be used for tuition, books, room and board, and specialized equipment that is required to complete their course of study. Scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution.
Apply By:
Prior to or by the first 30 days of the semester.
Foundation:
Spina Bifida Association of Iowa
Business Phone Number:
(515) 278-7013
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