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Funding Your College Education:Scholarship Information: Disabilities

Disability related scholarships: 

Name Amount Information Due Date

AAHD Scholarship Program

Under $1000

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving  student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a sophomore in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

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AG Bell Scholarship Program $2500-10,000

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time students who are deaf and hard of hearing and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. A limited number of scholarships are also available for those pursuing a graduate degree.
See website for current application deadlines.

American Foundation for the Blind Scholarships


The American Foundation for the Blind administers a scholarship program for deserving students. Each year individuals who are blind or visually impaired can apply for financial awards to support their post-secondary education. Open to undergraduates and graduates.

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American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program Varies

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately 20 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. Applications may be submitted beginning Dec.1 and all materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on March 1. To read the scholarship guidelines and complete an on-line application, please visit

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The Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarships Varies

BEF's scholarship program assists students who are working toward academic success while living with cystic fibrosis. It's the only program of its size and scope focused solely on supporting the CF community.

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Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarships $1000-2500

The Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarship program is open to individuals with CF who are in-going or current undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited US-based college or university.

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Google Lime Scholarship $10,000

Google has partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

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L.I.F.E Scholarship $500+

In 2001, L.I.F.E was co-founded by two female undergraduate students - Jodi Norton and Adina Gravit - who wanted to make a difference in the lives of those most commonly affected by lupus- college students! Each year the L.I.F.E. Scholarship Committee selects students to receive the merit-based L.I.F.E. Scholarship. Selected winners demonstrate both academic excellence and involvement in their community. They have chosen to continue their education despite the hardships brought on by systemic lupus erythematosus.

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180 Medical College Scholarship Program $1000

Students 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, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Must be a legal resident in the United States. Seven awards are available.

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