Scholarships for Students with Disabilities/Ailments

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Scholarship Award

Summary: For students with moderate to profound bilateral hearing loss admitted to a college or university program that primarily enrolls students with normal hearing.
Eligibility: Must demonstrate a serious commitment to academic and career excellence, must have unaided puretone average of 500, 1,000, and 2,000 Hz, and be committed to using spoken language.
Deadline: March 10, 2017
Amount: $2,500-$10,000
How to Apply: See web site for more information.
Address:

College Scholarship Program AGBell
Attn: Manager of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007

URL: http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/Document.aspx?id=266


Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship

Summary: For high school seniors with a learning disability who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree.
Eligibility: Must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Deadline: November 13, 2017
Amount: $10,000 over four years.
How to Apply: See web site for more information.
Address:

Anne Ford Scholarship National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016-8806

URL: www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards


Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Fund

Summary: Based on educational achievement, leadership and financial need.
Eligibility: For high school seniors with cystic fibrosis planning to attend an undergraduate college, university, or vocational school. Must be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
Deadline: March 24, 2017
Amount: $1,000 per year (must reapply every year)
How to Apply: See web site for more information.
Address:

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
1555 Sherman Avenue, #116
Evanston, IL 60201

URL: www.cfscholarship.org


Ferdinand Torres Scholarship

Summary: For legally blind high school seniors accepted to a full-time undergraduate program. Preference given to applicants residing in the New York City metropolitan area and to new immigrants to the United States.
Eligibility: Must be legally blind, demonstrate financial need, and be a U.S. resident. Noncitizens may apply.
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Amount: $2,000-$3,500
How to Apply: See web site for more information.
Address:

Attn: Dawn Bodrogi
American Foundation for the Blind
Scholarship Committee
Information Center
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121

Phone: 800-232-5463
URL: www.afb.org/section.asp?DocumentID=2962


Jackson-Stricks Scholarship

Summary: For physically challenged students pursuing academic study or vocational training leading to independent living.
Eligibility: Must attend college in New York metropolitan area.
Deadline: April 17, 2017
Amount: $1,500-$2,500
How to Apply: See web site for more information.
Address:

Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Committee
National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section
820 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-687-5030
URL: www.petersons.com/scholarship/jackson-stricks-scholarship-111_173020.aspx#/sweeps-modal


National Federation for the Blind Scholarships

Summary: For legally blind high school seniors planning to pursue a full-time postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution.
Eligibility: Must be legally blind in both eyes, and residing in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
Deadline: March 31, 2017 
Amount: $3,000-$12,000
How to Apply: See web site for more information.
Address:

NFB Scholarship Program
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Phone: 401-659-9314 ext. 2415
URL: http://www.nfb.org/scholarship-program


New York State Readers Aid Program

Summary: For visually or hearing-impaired students to pay for note takers, readers, or interpreters while attending a two- or four-year college.
Eligibility: Must have severe to profound hearing loss or a speech discrimination of less than 70 percent or be legally blind. Must be a resident of New York state.
Deadline: None
Amount: Up to $1,000 per year renewable
How to Apply: Apply on the web site
Address:

Dennis Barlow
New York State Education Department
Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services –Vocational Rehabilitation
89 Washington Avenue, Room 580 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: 518-474-7343
URL: www.vesid.nysed.gov/lsn/financialaid.htm


Yes, I Can Foundation for Exceptional Children Award

Summary: For students between 2 and 21 years old with a disability. Award categories include academics, arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent living skills, self-advocacy, and technology.
Eligibility: Must be a youth up to 21 years old and be nominated.
Deadline: November 5
Amount: $500-$700
How to Apply: See web site for more information.
Address:

Yes, I Can Foundation for Exceptional Children
1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: 888-232-7733
URL: www.cec.sped.org/yesican