Top 20 Scholarships and Aids For The Disabled Students
Education may seem like a distant goal for students who have disability of some kind. However, several states are into administering useful financial aids in the form of scholarships for just these kinds of students.
1) Learning Disabilities Association
This scholarship is especially for the students facing learning disabilities and in need of financial aid. Eligible students include those suffering from dyslexia, ADHD, etc.
2) National Association Of The Deaf
This is one of the oldest and largest organizations providing financial aids to nearly 28 million deaf students.
3) National Federation For The Blind
This scholarship is an exclusive financial aid resource for the blind students. However, for the students to be eligible for this scholarship, they need to be pursuing a degree program in a US college.
4) Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation
This scholarship offers financial aid especially to the physically challenged female undergraduate students.
5) Disability Support Services Scholarship
In order to be eligible for this particular scholarship the students need to confirm disability under the American with Disability Act.
6) Johanna Fisher Scholarship
This particular scholarship requires the applicant to be a resident of Maryland and have either a learning or physical disability.
7) Easter Seal Society of Iowa Disability Scholarship
This scholarship is administered only to the students who are permanent residents of Iowa and have a permanent disability.
8) Robert and Rosemary Low Memorial Scholarship
Besides the applicants being physical disabled, this scholarship is also based on academic excellence, faculty recommendations and statement of goals.
9) War Orphan’s Scholarship
This scholarship is especially for the residents of Minnesota. This requires that the applicant must have a parent who was a veteran dying of a service connected to disability.
10) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must have mental or physical disability and must also be a resident of North Carolina.
11) Tony Orlando Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
For this, the applicant must necessarily be attending a post secondary school and have physical or sensory disability.
12) Graduate Scholarship for a Disabled Student
This scholarship not only requires the students to be disabled, but also requires them to submit application form and cover letter along with official transcripts.
13) Joseph C. Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship
For this scholarship, it is very essential that the applicant has physical disability, submits an application and demonstrates financial need.
14) Mark and Robin Friedman Scholarship
This scholarship is only for the students demonstrating disability, preferably hearing impairment. Also the applicant must be a full time student.
15) Paula Marie Kuehn Endowed Scholarship
Apart from being a US citizen, this scholarship is given preferably to the students having visual or hearing impairment or the wheel-chair bound students.
16) Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Veterans
This scholarship is administered only to applicants who are veterans from military. They should also be able to demonstrate compensable disability.
17) Krawitz Scholarship
Along with a documented learning disability, the applicants of this scholarship should also have a minimum GPA of 2.3.
18) Montana Center on Disabilities Scholarship
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicants must demonstrate disability according to the Americans with Disability Act.
19) Anne Ford Scholarship
This scholarship requires the applicants to have identified learning disability and bea high school senior.
20) Alice Matzdorf Memorial Scholarship
Besides requiring to be physically handicapped, this scholarship also requires that the applicants must be able to demonstrate good academic standing.