Scholarships for the Disabled



Hey, everybody!! Today’s blog post is the last for back to school.  I went through this particular situation my last two years of college, and it definitely had me scared. Classes just started back not too long ago, and you are getting back into the swing of things but before class tests, exams, and papers can stress you out finances do. You find out your financial aid doesn’t cover everything and you need to pay out of pocket. You’re thinking and thinking. You go talk to your financial advisor and they suggest getting help from family, raising the funds, maybe you work so they suggest seeing if your job can help, and loans. Those things aren’t really reliable, and you don’t want to be up to your neck in debt. So, your advisor suggests scholarships. If you’re anything like me you go right away to look and find some that are still valid and applicable. I did not have much luck because all of them were past the deadline. I had to find another alternate source for help. 


If this is something you may be going through or you are starting school later and want to know some scholarship options these are for you.



AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2018
  • Amount: $999
  • The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a junior 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.

ACF Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2019
  • Amount: $750
  • The Robby Baker Scholarship Fund was established by Robby’s family in 2003. Robby loved to ski and found that skiing helped his self-confidence as he dealt with the challenges of dyslexia. One scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior at La Cueva High School, who has a language learning or other reading disability.


AG Bell College Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time students who are deaf and hard of hearing and use Listening and Spoken Language, and who are pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree or a graduate degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program.

American Council of the Blind Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • All legally blind, full-time students admitted to academic and vocational training programs at the post-secondary level for the upcoming school year are encouraged to apply for one of these scholarships. Part-time students who are working full-time are also invited to apply for the John Hebner Memorial Scholarship. A cumulative grade point average of 3.3 is generally required.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

Candice’s Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. has been established to raise awareness among the public concerning sickle cell disease. Our goal is to help alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/CT)with sickle cell disease by providing three scholarships annually in the amount of $1500 ($750 presented in September, and $750 presented in January).

CHASA Scholarship for Childhood Stroke Survivors

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • CHASA is proud to offer an annual scholarship for those affected by childhood hemiplegia. Students must be 25 years of age or younger to apply. Additionally, they must be affected by either childhood hemiplegia or hemiparesis due to any cause or by pediatric stroke – onset of the condition before the age of 18; or be currently diagnosed as having hemiplegia or hemiparesis or pediatric stroke.

Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1972 by the Massachusetts State Legislature to recruit students in the 10th and 11th grades whose socio-economic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain educational goals. The students that are selected for this program must have overcome major adversity in their lives.


These are only a few, but there are many more that will help with the financial backend of attending a college or a university.  To see them all  please go to Disability Scholarships


Have a wonderful school year you guys!! Enjoy!!

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