Scholarships: Disability

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Outside Scholarship Description Approximate Deadline
180 Medical Scholarship
U.S. citizens who will attend full time in the fall.  Applicants must be under a doctor's care for spina bifida, a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, a condition causing a neurogenic bladder, or an ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). June
Alexander Graham Bell Scholarships High school and undergraduate students with a bilateral hearing loss that is moderately severe to profound that was documented prior to the applicant's fourth birthday.  Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, or the international equivalent. March
Alliance for Women in Media Loreen Arbus Scholarship Scholarships for a female student that has been impacted by a disability and is pursuing a media career. May
American Association on Health and Disability Full time junior and senior students who are U.S. citizens or legal residents with a disability. November
American Foundation for the Blind Scholarships for students who are legally blind. April
Baer Reintegration Scholarship Students with a documented diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder who are currently receiving medical treatment for the illness and are actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts. January
BMO Capital Markets Lime Scholarship Current undergraduate students with a visible or invisible disability who are pursuing degrees in business, engineering, math, physics, statistics, or a related discipline and intend on a career in financial services. November
California Council of the Blind Scholarship Scholarships for California residents who are legally blind. May
Cancer for College Scholarships Current and former cancer patients or amputees. January
Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship High school seniors and current undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Students from all majors are eligible, but preference is given to applicants from design and engineering related fields.  The scholarship is open to students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds including, but not limited to, students from racial minorities, first generation, women pursuing a degree in a STEM field, and students with disabilities. January and June
Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation U.S. citizens with cystic fibrosis.  Scholarships are awarded based on educational performance, personal achievement, and financial need. March
Diabetes Scholars Foundation Incoming first year students with Type 1 diabetes. April
Elizabeth Nash Foundation U.S. citizens with cystic fibrosis.  Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic record, character, demonstrated leadership, service to CF related causes and the broader community, and financial need. April
Environment Litigation Group Cancer Scholarship High school seniors and current undergraduates that are at least 18 years old and U.S. citizens with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and have had a parent, sibling, or other immediate family member battling cancer. July
Folds of Honor Scholarship Spouse or dependent of service member who has been killed or disabled with a service connected disability, current POW or MIA, or who has received a Purple Heart Medal. April
Google Lime Scholars
Full time students with visible or invisible disabilities pursuing a computer science, computer engineering, or closely related degree.  Must have strong academic performance, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to computer science and technology. December
Incight Scholarship Residents of California, Oregon, or Washington with a documented disability that have demonstrated outstanding community involvement. April
Kelly Lynn Lutz Memorial Scholarship Scholarships for students who have the lost a parent (biological or non) to cancer before the age of 22.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, have financial need, demonstrate service involvement, and have an interest in education, arts, environment, math, or science. January
Microsoft Scholarship Program Current undergraduates working towards a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math or physics, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.  Microsoft states, "all candidates who meet the criteria for eligibility may certainly apply, but we do award a large majority of our student scholarships to women, minorities, and the disabled". January
Mobility International Scholarship Scholarships for students with disabilities to study abroad for 4 weeks during the summer, or participate in a Fall or Spring program at the Global Institute in Berlin, Germany. April
National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Cancer survivors or current patients between 18 and 35 who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. May
National Federation of the Blind Must be legally blind in both eyes to qualify. March
National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Childrens Foundation Children of law enforcement officers or firefighters lost or permanently disabled in the line of duty. July
National Multiple Sclerosis Society U.S. citizens entering college for the first time who live with MS or have a parent with MS. January
Organization for Autism Research Students with an autism diagnosis. May
Orion Fund Grants California college students under the age of 30 with serious illnesses or injuries affecting your ability to stay in school. April
Rise Scholarship Foundation High school seniors who are U.S. citizens, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and a documented learning disability or ASD diagnosis. January
Scott Delgadillo Scholarship California residents who are entering first year students that are currently diagnosed with cancer, currently receiving cancer treatment, or are cancer survivors. August