Scholarships and Resources
- AHEAD Scholarship (Association on Higher Education and Disability)
- Chair Scholars Foundation has The National Scholarship for undergraduate students with physical impairments in all states in the continental United States. Up to $20,000 for tuition and expenses.
- RISE (rewarding individual success in education) (Rewarding Individual Success in Education): $2,500 for students with LDs and are high academic achievers.
- American Association on Health & Disability (AAHD): $1,000 for a full-time student with a disability, special consideration going to students majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research & health-related fields.
- Lighthouse has the Christine H. Eide Scholarship Award: Established for legally blind students. The $500 scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate or graduate students entering or attending an accredited college or university, with a maximum of $1,000 per year for any individual.
- Schwallie Family Scholarship: Three $3000 award scholarships including one for students who are on the autism spectrum pursuing full-time, post-secondary undergraduate education.
- "Business Plan Scholarship" for students with disabilities: we invite you to apply for the Business Plan Scholarship From Fit Small Business. We are interested in finding out what you learned from writing a business plan. Instead of providing us with a business plan, to apply for the scholarship submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on “What I learned from writing a business plan”.
- "Incight Scholarship": Students who demonstrate outstanding service to their community and overcome personal obstacles are awarded scholarships from Incight.
- Disabled students pursuing a career in law: We are proud to support students with disabilities by offering a $1,000 scholarship specifically for disabled students pursuing a law career. This scholarship can be applied to any institution of your choice, and will provide an extra boost for students with disabilities who are preparing to transition into academics, and eventually into a career in law.
On the search bar on the right, enter "Financial Aid" for links to scholarships and other information.
- National Federation of the Blind Scholarship
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.
- American Council for the Blind
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately twenty scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $2,500 to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community.
"Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families" by Gail A. Schlachter (Editor), R. David Weber (Editor) ISBN # 1588410420.
Online Resources for People With Disabilities
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
National non-profit organization with chapters around the country that assist individuals with ADHD with education, advocacy, and support
- Learning Ally (Formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, RFBD)
National nonprofit aimed at creating opportunities for individual success by providing and promoting the effective use of accessible educational materials.
- LD Online
Online resource providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.