Below are a variety of scholarships open to students with disabilities that might be of interest to members of our caucus.
American Association of Health and Disability Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a Junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but 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.
Deadline: Nov. 15
Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire
Fifty $2000 scholarships for US students diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder to use towards attendance in an undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school.
Deadline: Feb. 15
Google Lime Scholarship
Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don’t want anything to stand in the way. That’s why Google is proud to support the work of Lime Connect since 2008. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
Recipients of the 2015 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2015. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).
Deadline: Jan. 18
American Council for the Blind Scholarships
Deadline: March 1
American Library Association Century Scholarship
An annual scholarship of $2,500 that funds services or accommodation for a library school student(s) 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 in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional.
Deadline: March 1
Travelers Protective Association of America Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired
The Travelers Protective Association of America established the Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired in 1975 to provide financial aid to people who suffer deafness or hearing impairment and who need assistance in obtaining mechanical devices, medical or specialized treatment or specialized education as well as speech classes, note takers, interpreters, etc. and in other areas of need that are directly related to hearing impairment.
Deadline: March 1
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
Deadline: March 3
AG Bell College Scholarship Program
Thanks to generous donations from individuals over the years, AG Bell is able to offer several scholarships for full-time students who have a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, use listening and spoken language, and who are pursuing a bachelors, masters or doctorate (not law or public policy) degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program and award selection is extremely competitive; over the past six years approximately 12% of applicants were selected to receive an award.
Deadline: March 13
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.
Deadline: March 31
Organization for Autism Research Schwallie Family Scholarship Program & Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship Program
OAR’s scholarship program provides non-renewable $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum. OAR is pleased to invite applications from persons with an autism diagnosis (DSM-IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time, post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training in any of the following:
- Four-year undergraduate college or university
- Two-year undergraduate college
- Trade, technical or vocational school
- Cooperative life skills programs
Applicants must choose between one of the following options:
- The Schwallie Family Scholarship for higher-functioning students
- The Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship to support students with more severe autism diagnoses
Deadline: May 1
Council on International Educational Exchange/ Mobility International USA Scholarships for Study Abroad for U.S. Students with Disabilities
Deadline for priority consideration: September 1