Scholarships & Grants for Students with Disabilities
Scholarships for students with disabilities may be available to any student with a documented disability, or specifically for students with certain conditions. Students may need to be majoring in particular areas in order to qualify for some scholarships. Students with disabilities may also eligible to apply for more general scholarships, based on merit, need, their race or ethnicity, or community service participation. Before applying for any scholarship, make sure that you meet all the requirements and expectations of the awarding organization.
- Google Lime Scholarship - offered each year to students with disabilities majoring in computer science or engineering or another computer-related field. The scholarship awards up to $10,000 for students in the U.S. or $5,000 for students in Canada. Students should be able to demonstrate leadership, a passion for technology, and have a record of excellent academic performance.
- Anne Ford Scholarship - The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) puts out the Anne Ford Scholarship, worth $2,500 per year for four years, for high school seniors with ADHD or specific learning disabilities. The award is intended for students who can demonstrate self-advocacy, are committed to higher education, are active in their school and community, have a record of academic achievement, and are seen as role models.
- Microsoft's disAbility scholarship program - designed to empower students with disabilities and encourage them to achieve their dreams. The scholarship is worth up to $5,000 a year, renewable for four years, and is available to high school seniors.
- The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship - founded in honor of Joseph James Morelli, a student with learning disabilities who tragically passed away at a young age, the The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship aims to assist students with learning disabilities in achieving careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The value of the scholarship ranges from $500 to $2,500, which can be spent on tuition, books, testing, tutoring, assistive technologies, or other forms of accommodation.
- The American Council of the Blind (ACB) Scholarship Program - The American Council of the Blind (ACB) and the American Foundation for the Blind offer scholarships for blind students ranging in value from $2,000 to $7,500.