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Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The list below provides information about scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities. Students are also encouraged to explore funding options through state-funded vocational rehabilitation offices (in Pennsylvania, students can contact the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation).

The listing is not meant to be an endorsment of any of the scholarships.

Scholarships for Students with Cystic Fibrosis

Creon 25 College Scholarship Program
Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
901 Sawyer Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Telephone: 770-578-5898

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
2814 Grant Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Telephone: 847-328-0127 Fax: 847-328-0127
E-mail: MKBCFSF@aol.com

Scholarships for Hearing Impaired

Alexander Graham Bell Scholarships
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007-2778
Telephone: 202-337-5220
E-mail: info@agbell.org
(limited to individuals who are prelingually deaf or hard of hearing and who use speech or speech reading to communicate)

Sertoma International
$1,000 Hearing Impaired Scholarship Program
1912 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
Telephone: 816-333-8300

Scholarships for Visually Impaired Students

American Council of the Blind (ACB) Scholarship Office
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 720
Washington, D.C. 20005
Telephone: 1-800-424-8666

American Foundation for the Blind
Information Center
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: 800-232-5463

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
AER Ferrell Scholarship Fund
4600 Duke Street, Suite 430
Alexandria, VA 22397
Telephone: 703-823-9690

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)
Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program
477 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-2694
Telephone: 202-371-8880
(limited to children and spouses of blinded veterans)

The Christian Record Services
444 South 52nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
Telephone: 402-488-0981

The Jewish Braille Institute of America, Inc.
110 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212-889-2525
(offered to students who are legally blind and wish to become rabbis, cantors, or Jewish educators)

Christine H. Eide Memorial Scholarship Award
Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: 212-821-9223
(limited to students who are legally blind who attend schools and have legal addresses in one of these states: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or the other New England states)

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Anil Lewis, Chairman of NFB Scholarship Committee
Atlanta, Georgia
Office Telephone: 404-371-1000
E-mail: scholarships@nfb.org

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Scholarship Office
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 866-732-3585

Scholarships for Students with Epilepsy

Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award
c/o The Eden Communications Group
515 Valley Street, Suite 200
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Telephone: 800-292-7373

Scholarship for Students with Bleeding Disorders/Hemophilia

National Hemophilia Foundation
116 West 32nd Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: 800-42-HANDI

Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

P. Buckley Moss Society Harbison Award
P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education
152 P. Buckley Moss Dr.
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Telephone: 540-942-1728

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Scholarship Office
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 866-732-3585

Anne Ford Scholarship
$10,000 award given to a high school senior
National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South Suite 1401
New York, NY 10014
Telephone: 212-545-7510

Miscellaneous Scholarships

Yes I Can! Council for Exceptional Children
1110 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 800-232-7733

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
37 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-4005
Telephone: 603-225-6641
(The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation offers scholarships to disabled students and are awarded to New Hampshire residents only)

Very Special Arts (VSA)
1300 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Telephone: 1-800-933-8721
(limited to disabled individuals who are 25 years or younger and are instrumentalists or vocalists that perform as soloists)

Free-4u.com
A website that contains scholarships by major, state, students with disabilities, etc.

American Association of People with Disabilities
A website that contains numerous grants, scholarships, and internship opportunities for students with disabilities

Oliver H. M. Jordan Memorial Scholarship
Roger A. Margulies, Assistant Deputy Mayor
Mayor Commission on People with Disabilities
1401 J.F.K. Boulevard Room 900 MSB
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fax (215) 686-4555

  • Advising and Testing Center
  • Pratt Hall, Room 216
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4067
  • Fax: 724-357-2889
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.