Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

If you are disabled and looking for scholarships to support your college tuition cost, read our article to help you find the scholarships you are eligible for.

Updated by Parvathy K on 6th December 2019

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 1990, the students who need special care are supposed to be provided with every facility to pursue education. A number of schools now provide recruitment programs as well as financial aid benefits to the students hence encouraging them in moving their academic status forward.

Students who have emotional, cognitive and behavioral impediments are awarded many scholarship opportunities. Certain state and private organizations offer students who are dyslexic, scholarships to assist their financial burden of education. Such scholarships are categorized as Scholarships for Disability. These scholarships make it possible for disabled students to follow their dreams and complete their education. 

Students who do not have the financial background to fund their education, who belong to minority communities or who are females with disabilities have immense opportunities offered by myriad organizations and groups for education. 


Benefits of scholarship for students with disabilities

  • This scholarship accommodates the needs of a disabled student.

  • The scholarship helps to achieve college goals, despite potential setbacks such as learning issues, environmental challenges, or medical conflicts.

  • Supports students who possess frequent cognitive, behavioral, and emotional disorders which hinders a student to achieve a college degree.

  • Helps students stay in school and out of debt, permitting them to easily attain their educational and career goals

  • Focuses on a wide range of students who have physical or mental issues.

  • Beneficial for students having educational barriers such as low-income, minority or female with disabilities.

Top 5 College Scholarships for Disabled Students

The following are the top 5 scholarships for students with disabilities.

AG Bell College Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Overview
Application Deadline 03/08/2019
Award $5000
Email-Address scholarships@agbell.org
Contact 202-337-5220
Website Link
Awards available Varies
Address
3417 Volta Pl NW Washington, DC 20007-2778

Eligibility

The applicant must have bilateral hearing loss diagnosed before the age of 4.

The applicant must use Listening and Spoken Language as a primary communication mode.

The student must be enrolled in or planning to do a 4-year undergraduate or graduate degree.

The student should have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

ACF Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Overview
Application Deadline 03/16/2019
Award $750
Email-Address denise@albuquerquefoundation.org
Contact 505-883-6240
Website Link
Awards available 1 award
Address
PO Box 25266 Albuquerque, NM 87176

Eligibility

  • An applicant must submit an essay on how he/she is going through dyslexia or other disabilities to read.

  • Candidates applying for the scholarship must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or above to be one to get the award amount

  • A recipient should be enrolled full-time or part-time at a non-profit or public institution or a non-profit technical school.

Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship

Scholarship Overview
Application Deadline 05/01/2019
Award $1000
Contact 816-333-8300
Website Link
Awards available Varies
Address
1912 E. Meyer Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64132

Eligibility

  • The student with a clinically significant bilateral hearing loss can apply for the scholarship.

  • The applicant must be a high school graduate.

  • The applicant must be a 4-year degree undergraduate student in the eligible discipline.

Arc of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants

Scholarship Overview
Application Deadline 08/15/2019
Award $10000
Email-Address diana@arcwa.org
Website Link
Awards available Varies
Address
Arc of Washington Trust Fund 2638 State Ave. NE Olympia, WA 98506

Eligibility

  • The award is available to applicants with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

  • The applicant must be a resident of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, or Idaho.

Carolyn Wilson Dialysis Patient Scholarship

Scholarship Overview
Application Deadline 06/30/2019
Award $5000
Email-Address education@kidneyfund.org
Contact 240-292-7052
Website Link
Awards available Varies
Address
11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a resident in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, or Oklahoma.

  • The applicant must have been diagnosed with Stage 5 chronic kidney disease.

  • The applicant must demonstrate financial need if belongs to a family with low income.

  • The applicant must be a current dialysis patient or a kidney transplant recipient.