Scholarships for the Disabled



Hey, everybody!! Today’s blog post is the last for back to school. This one is geared toward my disabled college students mainly. 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.  


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.


  1.  BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship ($10,000) – This scholarship was designed to improve diversity in the workforce, encouraging individuals with disabilities to pursue career progression. The award is available to residents of the U.S. or Canada pursuing a degree in business/commerce, engineering, math, physics, statistics, or a related field. Applicants must submit their resume and an essay describing their career goals.

Application deadlineApplications for 2018 open this fall.

    2.   Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship ($2,500) –  The National Center for Learning  Disabilities (NCLD) recognizes students with learning and attention issues by awarding this 1-time scholarship. Eligible students are graduating high school seniors pursuing an education in a 2-year community college, vocational/technical program, or specialized program for learning disabilities. The scholarship may be applied to tuition, books, and supplies.

Application deadline: Applications for 2018 open this fall.



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

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