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131 Scholarship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
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180 Medical Scholarships
We are offering three $1,000 scholarships to those with a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, or transverse myelitis.
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1800wheelchair Scholarship
1800Wheelchair.com offers an annual scholarship award ($500) to an undergraduate student. The scholarship is open to students of any major or concentration. The winner's name, essay and photo will be posted on 1800wheelchair.com. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to students with mobility disabilities. Applicants have to write an essay. This semester's question is: What's the most important piece of advice you can give to other students about to start their academic journey? How did you arrive that this wisdom? Please be specific, tell an anecdote or story. Don't hesistate to email darren@1800wheelchair.com or call (71) 302-1923 x215 with questions. We are looking forward to reading all submitted essays.
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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid and Scholarship funds are available to applicants who meet the specific criteria for each award and may not be used for purposes other than what the award has stipulated.
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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship
AG Bell offers several scholarship for full-time students who have a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, use listening and spoken language, and who are pursuing a bachelors, masters or doctorate (not law or public policy) degree at an accredited mainstream college or university.
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AMBUCS Therapeutic Tricycles for Disabled Children
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American Association on Health and Disability
Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
Annual awards a scholarship (usually under $1000) 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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American Council of the Blind (ACB) Scholarships
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; all applications must be received by March 1.
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American Federation for the Blind
Scholarships and Grants for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
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American Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
Type in the word "scholarship" in the search engine to discover numerous funding opportunities, including:
(1) Delta Gamma Foundation Florence Margaret Harvey Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 to a legally blind junior, senior, or graduate student studying rehabilitation and/or education.
(2) Ferdinand Torres AFB Scholarship: $1,000 to a full-time post-secondary student who is legally blind and presents evidence of economic need; the applicant must reside in the United States, but need not be a citizen.
(3) Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 to a woman who is legally blind and studying classical or religious music.
(4) The Helen Keller Fund provides financial support through grants of $1,000 to $3,000 to help students who are deaf-blind with his/her reading, tutoring, or equipment acquisition expenses. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
(5) The Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship is an award of $500 awarded to a full-time graduate student who is legally blind and who presents evidence of economic need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
(6) Paul W. Ruckes Scholarship: $2,500 to an undergraduate or graduate student who is blind or visually impaired pursuing a degree in engineering or in computer, physical, or life sciences.
(7) R.L. Gillette Scholarship: $1,000 to women who are legally blind and enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program in literature or music.
(8) Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship: $2,500 to undergraduate or graduate students who are legally blind and studying rehabilitation and/or education of people who are blind or visually impaired.
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American Speech Language Hearing Foundation
Each year the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHF) offers several scholarship and grant competitions to graduate students and new researchers in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Up to ten Graduate Student Scholarships are available annually for master's or doctoral level students studying audiology or speech language pathology. Of the ten scholarships, one gives priority to a student with a disability, one gives priority to an international student studying in the US, and one gives priority to a US citizen who is a member of an ethnic or racial minority group. The scholarships range between $2,000 and $4,000.
Two $2,000 Student Research Grants are available annually to master's and doctoral students. One is for a one-year study in Early Childhood Language Development, and the other is for a one-year study in Clinical or Rehabilitative Audiology.
Up to seven $5,000 New Investigator Research Grants are available each year to individuals who have received their latest degree (master's or doctoral level) in communication sciences and disorders within the last five years and are starting their research careers. The one-year proposal must be for research to be initiated.
One $5,000 Speech Science Research Grant is available in alternate years to an individual who has completed a doctoral degree within the last five years and who proposes a one-year study in the area of speech science.
From time-to-time, as funds allow, ASHF may offer other funding opportunities. Examples include $25,000-50,000 Treatment Outcomes Grants in 1996, 1997, and 1999; a $15,000 Clinical Research Grant in 1999; and a $55,000 Outcomes Grant in Audiology in 2001.
For more information about funding opportunities, please visit the Foundation Web site at www.ASHFoundation.org, contact the Foundation office at 800-638-8255, ext. 4314, or write to ASHF, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.
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Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship
Deadline : December 31
The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. The ideal candidate is a high school senior who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability; is committed to completing a college degree and setting career goals; has demonstrated perseverance; embraces new opportunities; has a well-rounded perspective shaped by experiences in school, in the community, and with family and friends; understands how LD affects his/her life and recognizes the importance of self-advocacy; believes in contributing to society in a way that increases the opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities; and will feel comfortable serving as a role model for others who struggle with LD.
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Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
William & Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship
The Ferrell Scholarship, of $750, is awarded to two selected applicants who are legally blind and are studying for a career in the field of services to persons who are blind or visually impaired. Applicants for the Ferrell Scholarship must be legally blind. The definition of legal blindness is a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the best corrected eye and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less.
Applicants for the scholarships must be studying at the post-secondary level for a career in the field of services to persons who are blind or visually impaired.
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Association of Blind Citizens
The Association of Blind Citizens will offer ten thousand dollars in college scholarships to legally blind individuals seeking a college degree. The Reggie Johnson Memorial Scholarship will be valued at $2000 and seven $1000 scholarships will also be available. The scholarships will be offered for the 2007/2008 school year. The scholarship may be applied to tuition, living expenses or related expenses resulting from blindness.
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Association of Blind Citizens
Assistive Technology Fund
The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) will provide funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. The ABC board of directors believes that this program will allow blind and visually impaired individuals access to technology products that will have a significant impact on improving employment opportunities, increase the level of independence and enhance their overall quality of life.
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Blinded Veterans Association
Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program
Since the early '80s, BVA has offered spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans a chance to continue their education through the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program.
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Caremark Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline : July 1
Up to three awards of $2500 per year are given to students with hemophilia or some other bleeding disorder. The awards are renewable.
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Center for Reintegration
Baer Reintegration Scholarship
Reintegration is an achievable goal and dreams are possible for those who have been touched by mental illness. The Center for Reintegration together with the Sidney R. Baer Jr. Foundation will continue to offer the Baer Reintegration Scholarship for those active in their recovery. The scholarship applications are generally available from October to January each year, and eligible applicants are invited to apply. The scholarships cover a part or all of an education ranging from G.E.D. to Ph.D. The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation supports the efforts of organizations working to stimulate education, research and direct care in the mental health field. A businessman and consultant, Mr. Baer personally faced mental health challenges during his lifetime and sought to alleviate the suffering of those living with mental illness. Though he attended Yale University, he was unable to complete his studies, so he returned to his hometown of St. Louis where he worked in the family business, the department store Stix, Baer & Fuller. Through his hard work, he was able to increase the family fortune and upon his death left it in trust to be distributed to programs that serve the mission of reintegration.
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The Children with Special Needs Fund
The Fund provides services and equipment to children with special health care needs that no other resource -- including state or federal programs -- provides. The Fund was created in 1944 with a large bequest of Dow Chemical stock by Dr. and Mrs. James Pardee. Dr. Pardee was a co-founder of the Dow Chemical Company. The Pardees' gift remains a major portion of the Fund. It has been supplemented by donations made by many other individuals over the past 58 years. This generosity has enabled the Fund to help thousands of families. The Fund is administered through the Michigan Department of Community Health.
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College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Courtesy of the University of Washington.
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College Scholarships Available for Individuals with Parents with a Disability
Through the Looking Glass and its (National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families) are pleased to announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities. Please note that these are new awards and have different application procedures than in the past. There are two separate scholarship awards, and each has separate eligibility requirements:
(1) High School Seniors - To be eligible, a student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by Summer 2009, planning to attend college in Fall 2009 and have at least one parent with a disability. Five separate $1000 awards will be given out in Fall 2009. Individuals may submit only one application per award period.
(2) College Students - To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in a college or university, be 21 years of age or younger as of March 16, 2009, and have at least one parent with a disability. Five separate $1000 awards will be given out in Fall 2009. Individuals may submit only one application per award period.
All application materials must be completed and postmarked by Monday March 16, 2009. More information and application forms are available on Through the Looking Glass website. Forms may also be requested by calling 1-800-644-2666.
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Council of Citizens with Low Vision International Scholarship
Offers two scholarship programs:
(1) The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program : Awarding three (3) students an individual prize of $3000 annually, this competitive scholarship is available to full-time college students with low vision, chosen from among those who meet the visual acuity and academic guidelines. Guidelines, Application and Certification of Low Vision forms and the on-line application are available on this web site from January 1st to 11:55 pm EST March 1st each year. The application must be completed online. Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by March 1st. If you have any questions about the scholarship application guidelines, please call CCLVI at (800)733-2258. Semi-finalists will be selected to participate in a telephone interview with committee members. Winners will be notified in late spring. Winners are encouraged to attend our annual meeting, which is held in conjunction with the American Council of the Blind National Convention and generally takes place the first week in July. Please note: The required CCLVI Certification of Low Vision form may be downloaded and completed between June and February preceding the March 1st deadline.
(2) The Carl Foley Graduate Scholarship Program : Please note: We are currently revising the requirements of this program. This program is for graduate students attending one of several colleges and universities which offer a degree in the field of low vision. Applicants need not be visually impaired. Application is made through the school directly. If your college or university has a program in the field of low vision and is not currently recognized, contact CCLVI so that a questionnaire can be sent to the school to determine if the program qualifies for the provisions of the Carl Foley Scholarship.
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Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF)
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF) is to provide an opportunity for young adults with CF to further their education at a college or vocational school. This possibility is often out of reach for families with CF children because of the high cost of medical care from the time these students were babies. However we at CFSF believe in the future of these young adults, their ability to achieve personal and educational goals, and their importance in making a long-term contribution to society on all levels.
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Disability Funding for Higher Education
Getting a master's degree is quite expensive. Many students choose not to get this degree just because of the amount of loans they would have to take. Luckily, there are funding opportunities that can help you finance your grad school education. Here we have outlined a list of scholarships you can apply to for covering your grad school tuition, if you are a student with disabilities. We have grouped them based on the types of disabilities. Listings provided by MastersDegree.Net
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Disability RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center Philanthropy News Digest
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
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Disabled American Veterans
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Financial Aid for Eye Care
Many state and national resources regularly provide aid to people with vision problems. The National Eye Institute, which supports eye research, does not help individuals pay for eye care. However, it does provide this directory of possible program assistance, including:
(1) EyeCare America, a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), provides free and low-cost eye exams for qualified U.S. citizens 65 and over who do have access to an ophthalmologist in the past three years. Telephone: 1-800-222-EYES (3937). Website: http://eyecareamerica.org/eyecare/public
(2) VISION USA, coordinated by the American Optometric Association (AOA), provides free eye care to uninsured, low-income workers and their families. Screening for the program takes place only during January of each year, with exams provided later in the year. Telephone: 1-800-766-4466
(3) Lions Clubs International provides financial assistance to individuals for eye care through local clubs. There are Lions Clubs in most localities, and services vary from club to club. Check your telephone book for the telephone number and address of your local club. The telephone number for the national office is (630) 571-5466.
(4) Mission Cataract USA, coordinated by the Volunteer Eye Surgeons' Association, is a program providing free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no other means to pay. Surgeries are scheduled annually on one day, usually in May. Telephone: 1-800-343-7265
(5) Knights Templar Eye Foundation provides assistance for eye surgery for people who are unable to pay or receive adequate assistance from current government agencies or similar sources. Mailing address: 5097 North Elston Avenue, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60630-2460. Telephone: (773) 205-3838. E-mail: ktef@knightstemplar.org. Website: http://www.knightstemplar.org/ktef/
(6) Sight for Students, a Vision Service Plan (VSP) program in partnership with The Entertainment Industry Foundation, provides eye exams and glasses to children 18 years and younger whose families cannot afford vision care. Telephone: 1-888-290-4964. Website: http://www.sightforstudents.org/
(7) New Eyes for the Needy provides vouchers for the purchase of new prescription eyeglasses. Mailing address: 549 Millburn Avenue, P.O. Box 332, Short Hills, NJ 07078-0332. Telephone: (973) 376-4903
(8) The Medicine Program assists people to enroll in one or more of the many patient assistance programs that provide prescription medicine free-of-charge to those in need. Patients must meet the sponsor's criteria. The program is conducted in cooperation with the patient's doctor. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4182, Poplar Bluff, MO 63902-4182. Telephone: (573) 996-7300. E-mail: help@themedicineprogram.com. Website: http://www.themedicineprogram.com
(9) Directory of Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs 1999-2000, published by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, identifies company programs that provide prescription medications free of charge to physicians for their needy patients. A copy of the directory is available online at http://www.phrma.org/patients Telephone: 1-800-PMA-INFO.
Also listed under Medicine.
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Financial Aid Opportunities For Disabled Individuals
The CPR Certification Institution provides a list of scholarship opportunities broken out into the following categories: General Disability, Chronic Health Condition Scholarships, Hearing Impairment Scholarships, Visual Impairment Scholarships, Intellectual Disability Scholarships, Learning Disability Scholarships, Mental Illness Scholarships, and Physical Disability Scholarships.
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Financial Assistance for Prostheses and Other Assistive Devices
Courtesy of the National Limb Loss Information Center.
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Foundation Center
GrantSpace Reference Guide for Individuals With Disabilities
If you are an individual with a physical or other disability, and you are looking for information on grants specifically for those with disabilities, this user aid will help you in your search. We have selected a few of the most important print and electronic resources for you to begin your search.
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The Fully Accessible Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities (by GoodCall)
The purpose of this guide is to provide disabled students with comprehensive information about how to pay for college as well as scholarships and other information that is specifically helpful for students with disabilities. This guide was built to accommodate the special needs of students with disabilities. The design, formatting and style were developed to be easily interpreted by students with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities. It was built to work with a broad range of assistive technologies.
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Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc
This charity provides trained guide dogs to the blind at absolutely no charge. They also include training in using the dog and will pay for room and board, all equipment, and round trip transportation. For more information, contact: Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc, 371 East Jericho Tpke., Smithtown, NJ 11787; Telephone: 800-548-4337; 631-265-2121.
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HEATH Resource Center
George Washington University has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to operate the National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities, known as the HEATH Resource Center. The web page contains information about funding opportunities along with many other resources.
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Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education
Based on the legacy of Helen Keller, the Foundation strives to prevent blindness and deafness by advancing research and education. The Foundation aspires to be a leader in integrating sight, speech and hearing research with the greater biomedical research community, creating and coordinating a peer-reviewed, worldwide network of investigators and institutions.
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International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
Financial Aid Resources for Purchasing Assistive Technology
Provides listings of resources in the US to help finance assistive technology such as wheelchair accessible vans, adaptive technology and computer programs that can assist those with special needs as well as the accessories needed to help you achieve your goals.
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Learning Ally
National Achievement Awards
Each year, Learning Ally offers two endowed scholarship awards for outstanding students with print and learning disabilities. The recipients of these awards are role models of success and inspiration to students throughout the country. The top three winners from each program receive a $6,000 scholarship award and participate at a national celebration in Washington, DC.
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Lighthouse Guild Scholarships
Our scholarships help legally blind young adults make a successful transition to college, support their post-graduate education, and facilitate career development. Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships of up to $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need. An additional scholarship of up to $10,000 is awarded to one student applying to, or currently attending, graduate school.
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Lions of Michigan
White Cane Scholarship
Each year the White Cane Committee awards three $3,000 scholarship to visually impaired individuals. The committee reviews applications and selects winners in January. Scholarship checks are presented during the Michigan Lions Forum in February or March.
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Little People of America
Scholarships, Medical Grants and Conference Assistance Grants
LPA offers different types of grants and scholarships:
(1) Medical grants for help with medical expenses
(2) College and post-graduate educational and vocational grants
(3) First time national conference attendance assistance grants
(4) Adoption assistance grants. More information about adoption can be found on the Adoption web pages of this site.
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Lucent Pioneer Organization Scholarship
No URL: For more information, call 1-888-999-5877
The Lucent Pioneer Organization offers scholarships to assist with tuition for physically and mentally challenged students in pursuit of education. (As defined in The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992). Students may apply each January and applications should be mailed to the nearest Lucent Technologies Pioneer office.

Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
The Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund allows people with disabilities and seniors (or their family members) to purchase assistive technology devices or services, including modification of vehicles and homes. Loans may also cover cost of training to use the purchased equipment, warranties, and service agreements. Assistive technology is defined as any item, piece of equipment, or device that enables an individual with a disability to improve individual independence and quality of life. If you would like to apply for a loan to purchase any item or piece of equipment that will help you improve your independence and overall quality of life, contact the Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund at 1.800.828.2714. For more information, contact: Michele Seybert, Loan Fund Marketing Coordinator, United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan, 4970 Northwind Dr., Ste. 102, East Lansing, MI 48823; Email : seybert@ucpmichigan.org; Telephone : (517) 203-1200 voice and TDD; (800) 828-2714 toll free; Fax : (517) 203-1203.
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Michigan Commission for the Blind
Roy Johnson Scholarships
Note : link is provided on right side of web page.
Any legally blind person of either sex, regardless of race, color, or religion, or any age, and who has received a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the United States, may be considered as an applicant. Factors taken into account in determining beneficiaries are the financial condition of the applicant and his/her family and the applicant's scholastic record. Consideration is also given to the recommendations from college faculty and officials and to the applicant's intended use of his or her post graduate college education. Funds must be used to pursue graduate studies such as law, education, science, music, etc. in an accredited college in the State of Michigan. Grant awards are made for tuition, room and board, or reader services.br> (Last checked 03/15/18)

Michigan Commssion for the Blind
Scholarships and Grants for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Provides a list of possibilities.
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Michigan Disabilities Resources
Welcome to Michigan's first website devoted specially to the interests, concerns, and needs of Michiganians with disabilities. Of Michigan's nearly 10 million residents, about 1.9 million have a disability. That's one in every five residents....On these pages you will find the services and programs for people with disabilities offered by the State of Michigan as well as other sites of interest. Whether you're looking for assistance in finding a job, want to learn about the latest assistive technology, or have a question about your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you will find it here.
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Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC)
Cookie Gant Leadership Development Fund
A fund created to help disability activists experience conferences and other leadership development opportunities that would make them more effective in the movement.
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Michigan Elks Association Charitable Grant Fund
Also known as the "Gold Key Scholarship Fund", was established by the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Elks Association to provide a post secondary education scholarship for special needs students to be funded through individual donor contributions. For the purpose of this scholarship "Special Needs" is a student that is physically challenged, currently eligible for special education services under the Federal guidelines or as may be approved by the Gold Key Commission of the Michigan Elks Association. The scholarship, which is $2000.00 a year, which maybe renewable for up to 3 additional years, is intended to aid those qualifying applicants (graduating seniors) who could not other wise do so, to continue their education or training past high school at either an accredited college, university or a licensed trade or vocational school to help them become self-respecting, self-reliant, and self-supporting members of society.. Applications are made to individual Elks Lodges. Application form required.
Deadline: Jan. 31
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Michigan State University
Anita Giampalmi Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship
This scholarship provides a monetary reward as well as recognition of efforts toward the achievement of an educational program at MSU for a student who has cystic fibrosis. Historically, the scholarship fund has produced an award in the amount of up to $1,500. The recipient is chosen after a review of each applicant's strengths. Criteria include demonstrated academic achievement, academic references, educational and life goals, leadership and other personal qualities, and a written essay.
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Michigan State University
Resource Center for Persons With Disabilities
Post information about MSU scholarships, awards, and services. Scholarships include:
(1) Samaritan Scholar Award : Educational support for sophomores, juniors or seniors. Five students will receive a total of $3,000. Must be a United States citizen and demonstrate financial need.
(2) Robert L. Decker & Benjamin Muns Friendship Memorial Scholarship : Provides graduate study opportunities for qualified students during the fall, spring, or summer semester. Two or more scholarships up to $5,000 can be awarded yearly. Recipients must demonstrate professional and academic achievements, financial need, and writing competence.
(3) Katrina Tagget Fellowship : In memory of past RCPD mentor Katrina Tagget. Awarded to students who are academically and service-oriented.
(4) Anita Giampalmi Scholarship : Monetary reward and recognition of student with cystic fibrosis. One award given for up to $1,500. Recipients should display academic achievement, educational goals, leadership ability, and strong writing skills.
(5) Edward A. Mellman Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities : Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Must be physically disabled, as defined by the RCPD, and demonstrate the capacity to overcome said disability. Preferences in award distribution is given to students without access to other scholarships.
(6) Tower Guard Scholarship : Awarded yearly to a member of Tower Guard for outstanding achievement and service.
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MilitaryVALoan.com Disability Scholarship
Every six months, one high school senior will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school. Applicants should submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great. Potential award winners will be judged by the editorial staff of MilitaryVALoan.com and selected at two intervals, once on January 10th, 2012, and once on July 10th, 2012. Applications for each scholarship period will close one month prior to the announcement date on December 10th, 2011 and June 10th, 2012.
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Mobility International USA
National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
Financial Resources for U.S. Residents
Financial aid publications, scholarship search engines, vocational rehabilitation and SSI information and international and local organizations offering scholarships, grants, and fellowships.
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Mobility International USA
National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
Financial Resources for Non-U.S. Residents
A list of information for people with disabilities from outside the United States to find scholarships, grants, loans and other funding sources to participate in an international exchange program to the United States.
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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Brighter Tomorrow Grant
Each year the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation makes dreams come true for individuals with multiple sclerosis across the country through the Brighter Tomorrow grant. The goal of the grant is provide individuals with MS with goods or services (valued at up to $1000.00 per recipient) to improve their quality of life by enhancing safety, self-sufficiency, comfort, or well-being. Recipients of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation's Brighter Tomorrow grant have received car repairs, ramps, wheelchairs, walkers, eyeglasses, computers, appliances, televisions, furniture, therapeutic equipment, hobby supplies, retreats, and various home modifications. To qualify, a person must be 18 years of age or older and diagnosed with MS, or the parent of a minor child diagnosed with MS, and be a permanent U.S. resident. They must not have any other means of fulfilling the need they express.
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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Computer Grant Program
Computer Grant Program provides refurbished laptop or desktop computers for individuals with MS on limited or fixed incomes. For those who do not know how to use a computer, training may be provided. The application process requires verification of a diagnosis of MS and a brief essay from the applicant explaining how a computer will enhance their quality of life. A computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse will be granted. Internet access and technical support will be the responsibility of the grant recipient. Applications are accepted from July 1 to October 1 of each year.
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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Homecare Grant Program
The MSF understands the daily needs and challenges that must be met by individuals with MS and their caregivers. In order to meet these needs in the most timely and efficient manner, the MSF Home Care Assistance Grant Program serves as a liaison between the patient and the local resources that are available to meet his or her specific needs. Should resources within the patient's community be unavailable, direct support will be provided on a temporary basis through the MSF Home Care Assistance Grant Program.
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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Patient Services Directory
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social impact on people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families. MSF strives to ensure the best quality of daily life for those coping with MS through implementation of the following patient services:
(1) National Toll-Free Helpline
(2) Internet Helpline
(3) Internet Forums
(4) Homecare Assistance Grant Program
(5) Assistive Technology/Equipment
(6) Computer Grant Program
(7) Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)
(8) Cooling Program
(9) Support Groups
(10) Lending Library
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Muscular Dystrophy Family Fund
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the MDFF continues to succeed in its mission: to provide adaptive equipment and emotional support to individuals and families affected by one of over 40 neuromuscular diseases. Some of the adaptive equipment provided by MDFF includes wheelchairs, hospital beds, van lifts, ramps for family homes, shower chairs, lift systems, communication devices and breathing machines. Support services, including clinical programs, home visits, and social outings, also help clients learn to live everyday with No Boundaries.
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National Council of Jewish Women New York Section
Jackson-Stricks Scholarship
his scholarship provides grants to enable individuals with physical challenges to pursue academic study or vocational training that will lead to a more independent life.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study. In addition to these restrictions, some scholarships have been further restricted by the donor.
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National Hemophelia Foundation Scholarships
The National Hemophilia Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for women with bleeding disorders on an annual basis, depending on funding. This scholarship is designed to benefit women with bleeding disorders in their pursuit of post high school studies. The scholarship is inspired by the generosity of two extraordinary young women from the bleeding disorders community: Josephine Droney and Lindsey Hanson. Please check back in February, 2011, for application details for next year. For any additional questions, please contact Patrice Flax, Manager of Education, at 734-890-2504 or pflax@hemophilia.org
(Last checked 03/15/18)

National Industries for the Blind
Joseph Roeder Assistive Technology Scholarship
Deadline : May 5
For more information, contact Kathy Gallagher at 703-310-0343 or kgallagher@nib.org
(Last checked 03/15/18)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program
Application period : October 15 - January 15
MS shouldn't stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists -- to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

Paralyzed Veterans of America, Michigan Chapter
Equipment Donation Program
If you are in need of medical equipment or have some items that you would like to donate, please contact us at 1-800-638 MPVA (in Michigan), 248-476-9000 or by e-mail at chapterhq@michiganpva.org.
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Paralyzed Veterans of America, Michigan Chapter
Scholarship Program
Michigan PVA recognizes that a higher education is crucial to quality of life. To this end, we offer two $500 scholarships per year for qualified applicants.
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Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination, and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers and attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. Patient Advocate Foundation offers direct patient services through this website, and can be contacted via E-mail at help@patientadvocate.org. Our toll-free number is 1-800-532-5274.
Use the search engine to find out what is available in your community. Information available on (to mention only a few from the entire list): Children, Children's Health Insurance Programs, Community Referral, Disability Services, Financial Assistance, Food Stamps, Health Care, Insurance, Legal, Medication/Drug Assistance and Special Needs.
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Pete and Carrie Rozelle Award
The Pete & Carrie Rozelle Award is given to a school or school-related program that addresses the educational and social/emotional needs of all children, including those with learning disabilities. This $5,000 award will allow for expanded programmatic and staff development opportunities that focus on incorporating effective research-based practices into classroom and school-wide practice. Preference is given to programs that serve underprivileged and under- served communities, or programs that have demonstrated unique impact for students with LD.
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Pilot Dogs, Inc.
This charity gives its trained animals to the blind at absolutely no charge. They also include four weeks of training in using the dog and will pay for room and board, all equipment, and round trip transportation. For more information, contact: Pilot Dogs, Inc., 625 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215; Telephone: 614-221-6367; Fax: 614-221-1577
(Last checked 03/15/18)

Reliving Mobility - Comedy & Disability Scholarship Program 2017
Award Amount: 350$. Students must write a short comedic story (500-1000 words) related to disability. It could be an anecdote about themselves, someone in their family or social circle. The story must be based on a real life story. They should also explain how this event changed their lives & their own perception of disabilities. The contest will take place from Jan 1st 2017 to Jan 1st 2018.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
A compilation by Education Corner.
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Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities
This page presents a short list of scholarships for students with learning disabilities. Due to the very large and growing number of students who claim to be learning disabled, such awards are often highly competitive. Courtesy of FinAid.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

Sertoma Scholarships for Hearing Impaired Students
The Sertoma service organization presents multiple $1,000 scholarships each year to students who have clinically significant bilateral hearing loss. The recipients must attend school in the U.S. in pursuit of their bachelor's degrees, and freshmen are eligible. The academic requirement is at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
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Social Security Administration Blind Or Have Low Vision Assistance
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The Travis Roy Foundation
The Foundation's primary goal is to help spinal cord injury survivors and further research for a cure. Named after a Maine youth who became a quadriplegic after a freak collegiate hockey accident, the Foundation has distributed more than $2.5 million in individual and research grants. Individual grants have been used to modify vans and to purchase wheelchairs, computers, ramps, shower chairs, and other adaptive equipment to help paraplegics and quadriplegics live their lives.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

United Cerebral Palsy of Detroit
Serving Wayne, Oakland, & Macomb.
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United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
Michigan Loan Funds
Providing loans to persons with disabilities to purchase assistive technology devices and to purchase equipment to work from home. Serving all counties EXCEPT Wayne, Oakland, & Macomb.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

University of Michigan
Services for Students with Disabilities
The Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office has several scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,000. The Ridley Foundation Scholarship ($500-$4,000) is available only to students with physical disabilities. The Beaver Knox ($500-$1,000), Adam Miller ($1,000) and Wesley Smith ($500) Scholarships are not restricted by type of disability, and as such are also available to students with "non-physical" disabilities such as learning disabilities. For more information contact the office at 664 Haven Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; telephone: (734) 763-1082

Additional resources are also listed under Grants for Nonprofits : Disabled

If you wish to share other funding opportunities, send an email to Jon Harrison


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly. Free access available in the MSU Main Library and in other Foundation Center Cooperating Collections.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
(Last checked 03/15/18)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
(Last checked 03/15/18)

If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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The Main Library Reference Funding Center maintains a constantly expanding library of scholarship books and funding directories, most of which are unavailable elsewhere on campus. Funding seekers should remember that no single resource covers every possible funding opportunity, so explore books as well as databases and web sites, so you can discover as many funding opportunities as possible.

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families
Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber, eds.
El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial.
2012-2014 edition available : 480pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV1551 .S34
Billions of dollars in financial aid has been set aside for America's largest minority: the 49 million Americans with disabilities and members of their families. In fact, more money is available today than ever before! This funding is open to applicants at any level -- from high school through postdoctorate and professional -- for education, research, travel, training, career development, emergency situations, assistive technology, specially-adapted housing, and many other purposes. In all, nearly 1,300 of the biggest and best funding programs are described in detail: program title, sponsoring organization address and telephone number (including toll-free and TDD), e-mail and web address, purpose, eligibility, financial data, duration, special features, limitations, number of awards, and deadline date. Plus, you also get a set of indexes that let you search the directory by program title, sponsoring organization, geographic coverage, subject field, and application deadline.

Foundation Grants to Individuals. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs. Latest three editions available; earlier editions may circulate.


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