Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The list below provides information about possible 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 endorsement 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

 

Scholarships for Hearing Impaired


Alexander Graham Bell Scholarships

3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007-2778
Telephone: 202-337-5220
Email: 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: 1-800-232-5463

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

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)

Lighthouse Guild Scholarships

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
Email: scholarships@nfb.org

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Scholarship Office
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 866-732-3585

 

Scholarship for Students with Bleeding Disorders/Hemophilia


National Hemophilia Foundation

116 West 32nd Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: 800-42-HANDI (800-422-8694)

 

Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities


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

Study.com Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia

$500 scholarship for a student with dyslexia pursuing any undergraduate degree program.

 

Scholarships for Students with ADHD


Study.com Scholarship for Students with ADHD

$500 scholarship for a student diagnosed with ADHD pursuing any undergraduate degree program.

 

Scholarships for Students with Autism Spectrum


Study.com Scholarship for Students on the Autism Spectrum

$500 scholarship for students on the autism spectrum pursuing an undergraduate degree.

 

Miscellaneous Scholarships


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)

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

Study.com Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

A $500 academic award is offered to any student with a disability who is pursuing their undergraduate college degree through the Study.com Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.