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General Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

American Association of Health and Disability Scholarship Program

Applicants must be enrolled as a full time in an undergraduate school (freshman or greater status) or be enrolled part time or full time in a graduate school, and have a documented disability and provide documentation of their disability. (Applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered.) Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US and enrolled in an accredited United States university. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.  http://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/

A Guide on How to Get Scholarships and Grants for Students with Disabilities

A comprehensive list of scholarships, grants and financial resources for students with disabilities.

https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-students-with-disabilities/

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

This site provides information and links about scholarships and financial assistance for students with disabilities. Hosted by Affordable Colleges.com.

Nitro College Disability Scholarship Database

Use this database to sort by disability type and award amount to find a scholarship. More than 130 scholarships are listed!

“Business Plan” Scholarship For Students With Disabilities

Financial Aid for Disabled Students

Includes a listing of numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national scholarship opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award. http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/disabilities/

Scholarship for Wounded Police Officers

If you are a current or former uniformed law enforcement officer in the United States who was wounded in the line of duty, you may be eligible to receive this immediate-use scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship can be used for your child’s education, your education, or your spouse’s college education. http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/category/company+info/scholarship.do

Drug Reporter – Disability Scholarship Awards

Drug Reporter is the proud sponsor of a $1,000 scholarship to help students who have overcome physical and learning disabilities in their quest to attend law school.  Our goal is to provide an alternative source of funding to students whose personal challenges have never hindered their hopes of entering the legal profession. To be eligible for the Drug Reporter Disability Scholarship, all candidates must have a medically documented physical disability or learning disability, verified by a doctor and accepted at or attending a 4- year college or law school program within the U.S. http://drugreporter.com/scholarships

Disability Care Center’s Scholarships

This scholarship program is for students who have a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution. The condition can be any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life. http://www.disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/

Rehabmart.com $25,000 Scholarship Fund

Any student with a disability, anyone enrolling as a health sciences student, or any special education student who is currently attending a secondary school or has been accepted to attend a secondary school, technical college, junior college, 4-year college or University.  Matriculating students and non-matriculating students are eligible to apply for the scholarship. http://www.rehabmart.com/scholarship/.

American Association of People with DisabilitiesNBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to offer the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship. In 2017 the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship will offer eight (8) scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their current college or university.Students may apply online at: http://www.aapd.com/nbcuniversal-tony-coelho-media-scholarship-program/

Scholarships for Graduate Students

The following guide provides funding sources, resources for students with visual and hearing impairments, and an expert interview discussing how to excel in graduate school as a student with a disability. http://www.gograd.org/resources/students-with-disabilities/.

The Springboard Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide scholarships to full-time college/university students who have documented disabilities of any type, deemed to be protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Foundation’s intent in providing these scholarships is to contribute to the increase in employment opportunities for college/university students with disabilities. http://thespringboardfoundation.org/
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Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

 

Learning Ally

Each year, Learning Ally offers two endowed scholarship awards for outstanding students with print and learning disabilities. The recipients of these awards are role models of success and inspiration to students throughout the country. The top three winners from each program receive a $6,000 scholarship award and participate at a national celebration. In 2016 and in 2017 this celebration will take place in Denver, Colorado. http://www.learningally.org/NAA/Application.aspx

Scholarships for Students with Physical Disabilities

1800Wheelchair Scholarship
This program awards monies to assist undergraduate students with their academic pursuits. To qualify, students must be enrolled undergraduate in “good standing” at an accredited college/university maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and a legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa. Applicants will be asked to submit an essay. Details can be found at the 1800Wheelchair website: http://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/
1-800-320-7140

180 Medical ScholarshipStudents attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall are eligible to apply. Applicants must be under a physician’s care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or neurogenic bladder.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association Scholarships

Provides a listing of scholarships available for students with mobility disabilities.

JustWalkers Mobility Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded to graduate or undergraduate students with limited mobility who regularly use a mobility device.  http://justwalkers.com/mobility-scholarship-program

Karman Healthcare Scholarship Program

Open to all college, and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis. This scholarship will apply to students this year who have excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. Deadline: September 1st.

2016 SpinLife.com Innovation in Motion Scholarship Program

The annual program will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship and two (2) $500 gift cards to SpinLife.com and is open to students who are manual or power wheelchair users enrolled at an accredited 4-year institution.

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Scholarships for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Texas Tuition Exemption for Blind/Deaf Students
Renewable award aids certain blind or deaf students by exempting them from payment of tuition and fees at public colleges or universities in Texas. Must be a resident of Texas. See more information on SSD’s Tuition Exemption page for Blind students.

Learning Ally

Each year, Learning Ally offers two endowed scholarship awards for outstanding students with print and learning disabilities. The recipients of these awards are role models of success and inspiration to students throughout the country. The top three winners from each program receive a $6,000 scholarship award and participate at a national celebration. In 2016 and in 2017 this celebration will take place in Denver, Colorado. http://www.learningally.org/NAA/Application.aspx

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. www.nfb.org/scholarship

National Federation of the Blind of Texas (NFBTX) Scholarships

NFBTX awards scholarships to the best and brightest blind students each year at its state convention. Interested students must be legally blind and entering a post-secondary course of study in the fall semester of that year to be eligible. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, financial need and community service. NFBTX members and non-members alike are invited to apply for these awards. To apply for National Federation of the Blind of Texas scholarships, complete and submit the online form, application letter and contact information. https://www.nfbtx.org/scholarships.php

American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) Scholarships

ACBT awards scholarships each year to college bound students, students that are already attending college, and or students that are attending technical or vocational programs. Address all questions to Cynthia Julun, ACBT Scholarship Chair via telephone at 409-924-9803 or by email at cjulun@sbcglobal.net

Lois Ford LaBauve Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Lois Ford La Bauve. Ms. La Bauve was a Texas schoolteacher for many years and always displayed a passion for learning. She was the director of Services for the Blind and Disabled at the Texas State Library and founded the Texas Talking Book program. At least one scholarship for a minimum of $500 will be awarded per year for students who have a disability that impairs their ability to access printed material. If funding is available, additional scholarships and/or scholarships of a larger monetary value will be awarded. Applications are reviewed during the spring semester. Scholarship is awarded in the fall semester.
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Scholarships for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Texas Tuition Exemption for Blind/Deaf Students
Renewable award aids certain blind or deaf students by exempting them from payment of tuition and fees at public colleges or universities in Texas. Must be a resident of Texas. See more information on SSD’s Tuition Exemption page for Deaf students.

Sertoma Scholarship for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Student
Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship. http://sertoma.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
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Scholarships for Students with Psychological Disabilities

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship

This scholarships is for persons with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder who are currently receiving medical treatment for the illness, including medications and psychiatric follow-up and must be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment or in competitive employment. http://www.reintegration.com/scholarship-program/
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Scholarships for Students with Medical/Health Related Disabilities

JustNebulizers.com Respiratory Care Scholarship
JustNebulizers.com Respiratory Care Scholarship

Respiratory Care Scholarship by JustNebulizer.com
JustNebulizer.com will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a college student with a respiratory condition. To apply just create a 3 minute video explaining how your respiratory condition has molded who you are and what advice you would give to others in your situation.  More information available at http://justnebulizers.com/respiratory-care-scholarship

JustNebulizers.com—your online resource for nebulizer machines, accessories, and information—will be awarding the $1,000 JustNebulizers.com Respiratory Care Scholarship to a college student with a respiratory condition. You don’t need to write a boring essay or fill out any long application forms to apply. Just send us a creative video under three minutes long answering the following two questions:

1. How has living with a respiratory condition molded who you are?

2. What advice would you give to others in your shoes?

– See more at: http://justnebulizers.com/respiratory-care-scholarship#sthash.m671rWvV.dpuf

JustNebulizers.com—your online resource for nebulizer machines, accessories, and information—will be awarding the $1,000 JustNebulizers.com Respiratory Care Scholarship to a college student with a respiratory condition. You don’t need to write a boring essay or fill out any long application forms to apply. Just send us a creative video under three minutes long answering the following two questions:

1. How has living with a respiratory condition molded who you are?

2. What advice would you give to others in your shoes?

– See more at: http://justnebulizers.com/respiratory-care-scholarship#sthash.m671rWvV.dpuf

College Diabetes Network

List of scholarships for students with diabetes. https://collegediabetesnetwork.org/content/scholarships

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Scholarship Information

List of scholarships for students with IBD (including IBS, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease) http://www.ccfa.org/resources/funds-for-college.html

National Multiple Sclerosis Scholarship Program

The National MS Society’s scholarship program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Resources/Scholarship-Program

Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship
To support the financial needs of college students who are battling or have overcome cancer who display financial needs. http://ulmanfund.org/scholarships/

American Childhood Cancer Organization

A list of scholarship opportunities for those who experienced cancer as a child or young adult. http://www.acco.org/education-scholarships/
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UT Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Margaret Nosek Scholarship
For students who will be at the senior, master, or doctoral level in the next academic year. They must certify that they have a disability that causes a significant functional limitation in one or more major life activities. Applicants must provide evidence of ambition to pursue a career in research in any academic area. Preference will be given to traditionally underrepresented groups.

Carole L. Patterson Scholarship

For students with physical disabilities that are enrolled in at least six hours at UT Austin, with preference given to students with a mobility disability. Applicants must have at least a minimum 2.5 UT GPA. Financial need may be used to distinguish among applicants.

Will Rogers Memorial Scholarship

The Will Rogers Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of qualified students registered at The University of Texas at Austin. This scholarship is intended for disabled students or non-disabled students studying to work with disabled individuals, especially disabled children. “Disabled” in this context shall refer to students who have a physical or non-physical disability, including mental and spiritual hardships and obstacles caused by the environment and lack of opportunity. Financial need may be used to distinguish among applicants.

Lois Ford LaBauve Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Lois Ford La Bauve. Ms. La Bauve was a Texas schoolteacher for many years and always displayed a passion for learning. She was the director of Services for the Blind and Disabled at the Texas State Library and founded the Texas Talking Book program. At least one scholarship for a minimum of $500 will be awarded per year for students who have a disability that impairs their ability to access printed material. If funding is available, additional scholarships and/or scholarships of a larger monetary value will be awarded. Applications are reviewed during the spring semester. Scholarship is awarded in the fall semester.


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There are several options available to students to assist with financing their education at The University of Texas at Austin. The university, the Department of Theatre and Dance and Texas Exes provide scholarship opportunities to freshmen and transfer students. Financial aid in the form of grants and subsidized student loans is also available.

Tuition

Information about tuition and fee rates, tuition rebates, payment options and more is available through The University of Texas at Austin website. Students who pursue simultaneous majors in more than one college will be charged a higher college rate.


Scholarships

General University Scholarships 

Freshmen applicants interested in Texas Exes and general university scholarships must complete an ApplyTexas application, including the related scholarship and essay sections of the application. Application materials must be submitted by December 1.

Some scholarship funds are available for transfer students, but the amounts are limited. The UT Austin Continuing and Transfer Student Application is available in November of each year and used to award students for the following academic year.

More information about Texas Exes and general scholarships is available at texasscholarships.org

Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarships

Incoming Theatre and Dance students are nominated for departmental scholarships through a committee. There is no application process for incoming Theatre and Dance scholarships.

To be considered for a Theatre and Dance scholarship, current students should complete the Department of Theatre and Dance application along with all subsequent steps, such as an audition or interview if required. This application is available each spring term.


Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, freshmen applicants much submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 and no later than March 15 of the year in which they apply for admission. For priority consideration, submit FAFSA by February 15.

External transfer applicants should visit Transfer Financial Aid for more information on how to apply for financial aid.


More information about tuition, scholarships and financial aid is available at admissions.utexas.edu

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