Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

General Resources


The HEATH Resource Center

The HEATH Resource Center is a web-based clearinghouse that serves as an information exchange of educational resources, support services and opportunities. The HEATH Resource Center gathers, develops and disseminates information in the form of resource papers, fact sheets, website directories, newsletters, and resource materials.

FinAid’s Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

FinAid, one of the general scholarship search engines, has a specific page for students with disabilities. 

Temple Specific Opportunities

Temple has a few scholarships available specifically for disabled students.  These are administered by Temple’s Office of Disability Resources and Services. 

Outside Temple


Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Scholarships are limited to individuals who are prelingually deaf or hard of hearing and who use speech or speech reading to communicate.


American Foundation for the Blind

Scholarships are limited to individuals who are legally blind or visually impaired. 


National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life. 


Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Scholarships are limited to applicants who are legally blind and are studying for a career in the field of services to persons who are blind or visually impaired.


Blinded Veterans Association

Spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans are eligible for the annual Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship and Thomas H. Miller Awards to assist them with their higher education tuition. 


Chairscholars Foundation, Inc.

ChairScholars Foundation provides scholarships for college and vocational training to low-income students with severe physical disabilities – giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams because “no physical impairment should deter a motivated mind.” 


Christian Record Services, Inc.

Partial scholarships are offered to legally blind young people striving to obtain a college education. 


Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI)

Scholarships are limited to students with low vision or who are entering the field of low vision. 

Essay-based scholarship for students attending law school or other 4-year college program. Open to students with a physical or learning disability.


Hearing Bridges Foundation

Bridges serves to unite the Deaf, the hard of hearing and the hearing communities through education, services and support, empowering individuals to achieve their full potential. 


Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc.

The Student Award Program of FSD helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre‑medical/dental areas for graduate or professional students with disabilities.


Graduate Fellowship Fund Gallaudet University Alumni Association

Gallaudet’s GFF is used to provide financial assistance to deaf graduates of Gallaudet University and other accredited colleges and universities in pursuit of graduate study at colleges and universities for people who hear normally. 


Hydrocephalus Association

The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased offers scholarships to young adults with hydrocephalus. The scholarships are $1,000 each.  


Immune Deficiency Foundation

The Immune Deficiency Foundation is the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education and research.  Their scholarship program provides scholarships to undergraduate students living with primary immunodeficiency diseases who plan on completing their secondary education. 


Incight Go Getter Scholarships

Incight’s mission is to cause success in education, employment, networking, and independence for people with disabilities.  As a part of that, Incight gives out about 100 national scholarships, with a preference to west coast students, every year to individuals pursuing a post-secondary education. 


Sertoma International

Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing, is the leading funder of the scholarships for deaf and hard of hearing students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.


Lighthouse, Inc.

Lighthouse International’s Scholarship and Career Awards program recognizes outstanding students for overcoming the challenges of vision loss, helps them to pursue higher education and nurtures their career aspirations. 


Lilly Schizophrenia Reintegration Scholarship

Scholarship is limited to students diagnosed with bipolar, schizophrenia, schizophreniform or schizoaffective disorder. 


National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty national scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000.


National Hemophilia Foundation

Scholarship applicants must be individuals diagnosed with either hemophilia A/or B and a high school senior, with aspirations of attending an institute of higher education (college, university or vocational-technical school) or a college student already pursuing a post-secondary education. 


National MS Society Scholarship Program

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. 


P. Buckley Moss Society

The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship goes to one or more high school seniors with financial need, with certified language-related learning difference and artistic talent, who plan a career in visual arts. 


Patient Advocate Foundation

PAF offers educational scholarships to those who have suffered (or are suffering) a life threatening disease or chronic condition. These students have, despite their disease/condition, excelled academically, server the community, and desire to pursue a secondary education. 


CFCareForward Scholarship

The CFCareForward Scholarship was created to honor young adults with cystic fibrosis as they pursue goals of higher education. 


Spina Bifida Association of America

SBA’s scholarship program was established in 1988 to enhance opportunities for persons born with Spina Bifida to achieve their full potential through higher education. Scholarships from SBA make it possible for the student to choose educational pursuits that may otherwise be outside of financial reach.


Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. 


MyBioSource Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

MyBioSource is excited to offer the MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. With this scholarship, students will be able to have MyBioSource help them with the costs of necessities that come with getting a greater education. The world needs to create an environment where everyone is included and respected and MyBioSource wants to bring awareness to that need.

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