Scholarships for students with disabilities, IEPs, and 504s
DUE DATES LISTED ARE BASED ON LAST YEAR’S DEADLINES AND MAY CHANGE. TURN IN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS TO YOUR COUNSELOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE SPECIFIED DUE DATE. LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CHECK WITH YOUR COUNSELOR FOR DATE CHANGES.
ONLINE SCHOOLS FINANCIAL AID FOR DISABLED STUDENTS
Online Schools provides a list of scholarships for students with disabilities. Go to their site for more information, applications, criteria, and due dates at http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/disabilities/.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS FOR STUDENTS OF PARENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Through the Looking Glass will award students of parents with disabilities two separate scholarship awards: one for graduating high school seniors who will be attending college, and one for currently enrolled college students. For more information go to http://lookingglass.org/scholarships/index.php
Application deadline: March 16
UCB RA SCHOLARSHIP
The Family RA Scholarship Program will offer 30 one-time scholarships of up to $10,000 to students living beyond the boundaries of rheumatoid arthritis. For more information go to: http://www.reachbeyondra.com/scholarship/
Application deadline: March 20
ANNE & MATT HARBISON SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to one high school senior with a certified language-related learning difference who is pursuing post-secondary education. It is renewable for up to three additional, consecutive years. For more information go to: http://www.mosssociety.org/page.php?id=30
Deadline: March 31
ERIC MARDER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Immune Deficiency Foundation is honored to award scholarships to undergraduate students living with primary immunodeficiency diseases. For more information go to: http://primaryimmune.org/patients-and-families/idf-scholarship-programs
Application deadline: March 31
AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS
Students must be nominated by a member of the Autism Society for this scholarship. For information about the process, go to http://www.autism-society.org/about-us/awards-scholarships/
Deadline: April 30
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. For more information go to https://nfb.org/scholarships
Application deadline: March 31
MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
Eligible applicants are graduating seniors attending a post-secondary institution in the State of Michigan who have a documented disability and and IEP. For more information, go to www.michigancec.org.
Due Date: April 15
THE ETHEL LOUISE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION, INC.
The ELA Scholarship program provides financial assistance from $500-$2000 for women with physical disabilities who are in graduate school allowing them to pursue their degree, and develop their leadership
role within the disability community. For more information go to http://www.ela.org/scholarships/scholarships.html
Deadline for application: June 1
THE JOSHUA O'NEILL AND ZESHAN TABANI ENRICHMENT FUND
The Joshua O'Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund seeks to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome who wish to enrich their lives by enrolling in postsecondary programs or taking classes that will help them gain employment, independent living skills, life skills, or others. Up to five grants will be awarded, each grant not to exceed $1000, and the grant may be used to pay for the tuition for a course or postsecondary program at a local college, educational institution, learning center or employment training program. For more information go to . http://www.ndss.org/index.php?view=article&catid=55%3Aself-advocate-resource-&id=162%3Ajoztef&tmpl=component&print=1&page=&option=com_content
Application deadline: Not posted yet
Projeycto Vision lists dozens of scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities, including nearly 50 that have their application deadlines in March, April, and May. Learn more about them at: http://www.proyectovision.net/english/opportunities/scholarships.html
Includes a list of scholarships for students with disabilities, by disability category. To access their list, visit http://www.scholarships4students.com/special_scholarships.htm
Provides a database of scholarships and financial aid for students with disabilities of many types. www.bestcolleges.com
DISABILITY ATTORNEYS OF MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIP- Disability Attorneys of Michigan are offering up to 3 scholarships worth $1,000 each. You must be a graduating high school senior that is planning to attend a college or university upon high school graduation and have at least one parent or guardian who is receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration or Veterans Affairs to be eligible. For more information and complete eligibility requirements, please visit their website at
Deadline for application: May 31, 2016.