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Physically Disabled Scholarships

Here are some of the Physically Disabled scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Verizon Scholarships

U.S. citizenship required; disabled, military veteran/ROTC program preferred. Preferred list of schools include: University of Puerto Rico, Cornell, Penn State, Rutgers-New Brunswick, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Southern California, University of South Florida, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Purdue, CUNY-City College, Villanova. 10 @ $3,000.

Scholarship for Student with a Disability

Full-time graduate students with disability enrolled in a communication sciences and disorders program and demonstrating outstanding academic achievement are eligible to compete for a $2,000 scholarship underwritten by the Leslie Isenberg Fund and the American Business Clubs. In order to be eligible to receive one of the graduate scholarships, students must meet the following criteria: Graduate Study 1. The student must be accepted for graduate study in a communication sciences and disorders program. Master's degree candidates must be in a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (formerly ASHA ESB-accredited program); this is not mandatory for doctoral degree candidates. 2. The student must be enrolled for full-time study (twelve or more credit hours) or the full-time standard. If the full-time standard is less than twelve credit hours, the student must provide documentation from the college or university stating what its standard is. Academic and Personal Merit 3. The student must submit official university transcripts of academic coursework, credits and grades. If the official transcript does not display the current G.P.A., the student must submit college or university documentation verifying his/her G.P.A. 4. The student must be recommended by a committee of two or more persons of the following status: a. faculty at the student's current college or university program; b. faculty at the student's past college or university program, for persons just completing undergraduate work; and c. colleagues (at least one supervisor) at the student's current place of employment, for persons returning to school after being in the workforce. Prior Funding 5. The student must not have received a prior scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

Community College Scholarship Program

The Community College Scholarship Program is open to students currently enrolled in a program of study at one of the Virginia community colleges. Students must be U.S. citizens and have completed at least the first semester of their degree program. Awards are generally made to full-time students (12 semester hours), but part-time students (6-9 hours) demonstrating academic merit are also eligible for the award. Students eligible for support can be enrolled in any community college program that includes coursework related to an understanding of or interest in technological fields supporting aerospace. This can include associates degrees related to math and science and AAA and AAS students in advanced technology fields such as, but not limited to, engineering, computers, electronics and industrial technology. Successful scholarship recipients shoudl have grade point averages of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Since an important purpose of this program is to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities, females, and the disabled in aerospace-related, high technology careers, the VSGC especially encourages applications from these students.

Gretchen L. Blechschmidt Award

The Gretchen L. Blechschmidt Award supports research by women interested in achieving a Ph.D. in the geological sciences and a career in academic research, especially in the fields of biostratigraphy and/or paleoceanography, and who have an interest in sequence stratigraphy analysis, particularly in conjunction with research into deep-sea sedimentology. Only members of the Society are eligible. Grants are awarded only to individuals. Institutions, societies, universities, and so on are not eligible for grants. Only under the most unusual circumstances will postdoctorate and faculty research be supported. Undergraduate students are not eligible. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. Candidates for advanced degrees must present their projects under their own names and support them adequately by informative documentation. Grants will not carry allowances to institutions to cover overhead costs. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the scientific merits of the problems, the capability of the investigator, and reasonableness of the budget. Applications must be submitted on the current form.

John T. Dillon Alaska Research Award

The aim of the John T. Dillon Alaska Research Award is to support research that addresses earth science problems particular to Alaska, especially field-based studies dealing with the structural and tectonic development, and those that include some aspect of geochronology (either paleontologic or radiometric) to provide new age control for significant rock units in Alaska. Only members of the Society are eligible. Grants are awarded only to individuals. Institutions, societies, universities, and so on are not eligible for grants. Only under the most unusual circumstances will postdoctorate and faculty research be supported. Undergraduate students are not eligible. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. Candidates for advanced degrees must present their projects under their own names and support them adequately by informative documentation. Grants will not carry allowances to institutions to cover overhead costs. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the scientific merits of the problems, the capability of the investigator, and reasonableness of the budget. Applications must be submitted on the current form.

Robert K. Fahnestock Memorial Award

The Robert K. Fahnestock Memorial Award is made annually to the applicant with the best application in the field of sediment transport or related aspects of fluvial geomorphology. Only members of the Society are eligible. Grants are awarded only to individuals. Institutions, societies, universities, and so on are not eligible for grants. Only under the most unusual circumstances will postdoctorate and faculty research be supported. Undergraduate students are not eligible. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. Candidates for advanced degrees must present their projects under their own names and support them adequately by informative documentation. Grants will not carry allowances to institutions to cover overhead costs. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the scientific merits of the problems, the capability of the investigator, and reasonableness of the budget. Applications must be submitted on the current form.

Lipman Research Award

The Lipman Research Award is to promote and support graduate research in volcanology and petrology. Only members of the Society are eligible. Grants are awarded only to individuals. Institutions, societies, universities, and so on are not eligible for grants. Only under the most unusual circumstances will postdoctorate and faculty research be supported. Undergraduate students are not eligible. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. Candidates for advanced degrees must present their projects under their own names and support them adequately by informative documentation. Grants will not carry allowances to institutions to cover overhead costs. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the scientific merits of the problems, the capability of the investigator, and reasonableness of the budget. Applications must be submitted on the current form.

Bruce L. Biff Reed Award

The Bruce L. Biff Reed Award is for graduate students pursuing studies in the tectonic and magmatic evolution of Alaska and also can fund other geological research. Only members of the Society are eligible. Grants are awarded only to individuals. Institutions, societies, universities, and so on are not eligible for grants. Only under the most unusual circumstances will postdoctorate and faculty research be supported. Undergraduate students are not eligible. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. Candidates for advanced degrees must present their projects under their own names and support them adequately by informative documentation. Grants will not carry allowances to institutions to cover overhead costs. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the scientific merits of the problems, the capability of the investigator, and reasonableness of the budget. Applications must be submitted on the current form.

Alexander Sisson Award

The Alexander Sisson Award supports research for students pursuing studies in Alaska and the Caribbean. Only members of the Society are eligible. Grants are awarded only to individuals. Institutions, societies, universities, and so on are not eligible for grants. Only under the most unusual circumstances will postdoctorate and faculty research be supported. Undergraduate students are not eligible. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. Candidates for advanced degrees must present their projects under their own names and support them adequately by informative documentation. Grants will not carry allowances to institutions to cover overhead costs. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the scientific merits of the problems, the capability of the investigator, and reasonableness of the budget. Applications must be submitted on the current form.

Harold T. Stearns Fellowship Award

The Harold T. Stearns Fellowship Award is awarded annually in support of research on one or more aspects of the geology of Pacific Islands and of the circum-Pacific region. Only members of the Society are eligible. Grants are awarded only to individuals. Institutions, societies, universities, and so on are not eligible for grants. Only under the most unusual circumstances will postdoctorate and faculty research be supported. Undergraduate students are not eligible. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. Candidates for advanced degrees must present their projects under their own names and support them adequately by informative documentation. Grants will not carry allowances to institutions to cover overhead costs. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the scientific merits of the problems, the capability of the investigator, and reasonableness of the budget. Applications must be submitted on the current form.

Graduate Student Research Grants

The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. Starting in 2014, ExxonMobil will sponsor 10 research grants at US$7,500 per grant. All applicants in the GSA Student Research Grant Program are eligible for these awards, regardless of the topic or location of their research. ExxonMobil will select the top ten proposals based on merit as recommended by the GSA Research Grant Review Committee. Specialized Awards: The Committee on Research Grants selects recipients of special awards from applicants to the general research grants program. A student may not apply directly for a specialized grant, however may indicate on the application if he/she would like to be considered for an award. This is a recognition award only; no further financial will be awarded. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program. ELIGIBILITY Eligibility is restricted to GSA members. How to Join GSA. Applicants (US or non-US) must be currently enrolled in a U.S., Canadian, Mexican or Central American university or college in an earth science degree program (with a geologic component). NEW: Students may receive a total of two GSA graduate student grants in their entire academic career, regardless of what program currently enrolled in.

Undergraduate Fellowships in Estuarine Sciences

Each summer, Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports fifteen students to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a special opportunity to develop your research skills and interests by working with top scientists to study one of America’s most significant coastal resources. The REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics. During the 12-week program, each student works with a mentor on an individual research project at one of the two marine labs at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences located on the Chesapeake Bay. Research areas include: Estuarine processes Benthic environment Physical oceanography Contaminants Fisheries Molecular biology and genetics Environmental chemistry Submerged aquatic vegetation Modeling and analysis Coastal observing systems Each REU fellow will receive: A stipend of $6,000 Housing costs Round-trip travel expenses Eligibility Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed at least two years of study towards (but not yet completed) a bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to students who are rising seniors. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

Student Aid Award for Physically Disabled Students

The Student Aid Award is intended for young, physically disabled individuals in need of further education. Applicants should be between 15 and 40 years old at the time of application. Financial need and the capacity to profit from further education are the two crucial criteria by which each applicant is judged. There are seven regional recipients. From these, one first-place and one second-place winner is chosen.

Elmer E. Tres Fetty III Memorial Scholarship

For a student medically designated as having a permanent physical disability. Second preference to a freshman with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Renewable for recipients maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Kathryn Lynn Robb Scholarship

For students who have a physical disability.

BBDO Minority Education and Training Fund Scholarships

The BBDO MET Fund awards academic scholarships to minorities, women, and those who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act to encourage the pursuit of careers in advertising. Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities defined by a record of involvement in extracurricular activities in college and/or community. Type: Undergraduate Study Eligibility Requirements: Class standing Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Discipline/Area of Study Arts/Humanities Business Citizenship U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Submission Requirements: Application Form Transcripts Current college Letters of Recommendation 2 Resume Personal Essay 250 words disccusing your interest in the advertising business.

Mephibosheth Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to disabled students who are attending full-time in any of the three schools. Students must complete a financial aid application to be considered. Decisions are made in November.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences Grant Awards

Support for research and research training in basic biomedical sciences. Most grants are dedicated to advanced research or to institutional support. However, individual awards under the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program fund predoctoral fellowships for members of minority groups underrepresented in the biomedical or behavioral sciences in the U.S.: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders. A similar program funds predoctoral work for students with disabilities. Both fellowships are highly selective, and provide up to five years of support for research training leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree, or another combined professional doctorate-research Ph.D. in biomedical or behavioral sciences. Support includes an annual stipend, tuition and fee allowance, and other benefits. Application deadlines occur in May and November.

Donna Ellis Honorary Award

General - Any College or Department Upper Division Junior or Senior; full-time or 9 units for disabled student; 2.0 minimum GPA; need-based. Student must be registered with the Disability Resource Center and have at least one semester remaining to complete undergraduate degree.

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

California State University, San Bernardino annually awards Graduate Equity Fellowships to educationally or financially disadvantaged students, including under represented ethnic minority, women, or disabled graduate students during an academic year. The goal of the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program is to assist under-represented students in the completion of a masters degree at CSUSB, and encourage them to pursue a doctorate and teach at the university level. The award is based on academic achievement, financial need, and the potential for going on to a Ph.D., and eventually teaching at the university level. Fellowships are renewable for an additional year, on a competitive basis. Awards average over $2,000 during an academic year. For more information please contact the Graduate Studies Office at (909) 537-5058.

Mara Simmons Scholarship

Provides a $2,100 scholarship to a full time student with a physical or a learning disability who has a minimum 2.5 GPA.

FEA Minnesota Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located Minnesota. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of international educators working in Minnesota. Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Must be applying for a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution Must plan to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in country Is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return Preferences: Applying to a study abroad program known for its academic rigor and immersion elements Applying to a study abroad program that includes studying the language of the host country (if not English) Applying to a study abroad program with a sustainable service-learning or volunteering component Applying to a study abroad program in a non-traditional destination Demonstrates financial need FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad Groups typically underrepresented in study abroad include, but are not limited to: Minorities First-generation college students STEM majors Community college students Students with disabilities

FEA Texas Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located Texas. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of international educators working in Texas. Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Must be applying for a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution Must plan to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in country Is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return Preferences: Applying to a study abroad program known for its academic rigor and immersion elements Applying to a study abroad program that includes studying the language of the host country (if not English) Applying to a study abroad program with a sustainable service-learning or volunteering component Applying to a study abroad program in a non-traditional destination Demonstrates financial need FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad Groups typically underrepresented in study abroad include, but are not limited to: Minorities First-generation college students STEM majors Community college students Students with disabilities

BASAA Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located in the BASAA area (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Connecticut). Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms. Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Must be applying for a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution Must plan to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in country Is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return Preferences: Applying to a study abroad program known for its academic rigor and immersion elements Applying to a study abroad program that includes studying the language of the host country (if not English) Applying to a study abroad program with a sustainable service-learning or volunteering component Applying to a study abroad program in a non-traditional destination Demonstrates financial need FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad Groups typically underrepresented in study abroad include, but are not limited to: Minorities First-generation college students STEM majors Community college students Students with disabilities

Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates Hiliary’s love for Vietnam and other cultures, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love of life. Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Must be applying for a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution Must plan to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in country Is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return Preferences: Applying to a study abroad program known for its academic rigor and immersion elements Applying to a study abroad program that includes studying the language of the host country (if not English) Applying to a study abroad program with a sustainable service-learning or volunteering component Applying to a study abroad program in a non-traditional destination Demonstrates financial need FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad Groups typically underrepresented in study abroad include, but are not limited to: Minorities First-generation college students STEM majors Community college students Students with disabilities

Fund for Education Abroad General Scholarships

The application cycle (summer, fall spring) will open mid-November Funding Amount: up to $10,000 Number of General and Dedicated Scholarships Awarded: TBD Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks. Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Must be applying for a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution Must plan to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in country Is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return Preferences: Applying to a study abroad program known for its academic rigor and immersion elements Applying to a study abroad program that includes studying the language of the host country (if not English) Applying to a study abroad program with a sustainable service-learning or volunteering component Applying to a study abroad program in a non-traditional destination Demonstrates financial need FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad Groups typically underrepresented in study abroad include, but are not limited to: Minorities First-generation college students STEM majors Community college students Students with disabilities

CAPED General Excellence Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must have a disability. 2. Must be pursuing a degree. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship may view http://www.caped.net/scholarship.html for more information and an application form.

Cindy Kolb Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must have a disability. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship may view http://www.caped.net/scholarship.html for more information and an application form.

Incight Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must have a physical (including sight and hearing), learning or cognitive disability. 2. Must write a 250 word maximumn essay (please see application for subject matter). 3. Must provide a Letter of Reference (applicant may choose individual, no limit on length). Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.incight.org/incight/edu1.html for more information and an application form.

Steve Fasteau Past Presidents Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must have a disability. 2. Must be pursuing a degree. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship may view http://www.caped.net/scholarship.html for more information and an application form.

William May Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must have a disability. 2. Must be pursuing a degree. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship may view http://www.netac.rit.edu/publication/financing_your_education/scholarships.html/r=2701 for more information and an application form.

Muriel Nicole Bruno Scholarship

Criteria: Open to: Entering and Continuing Cal Poly Pomona Students Class standing: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors Major: Any Minimum GPA: 2.50 Unit load requirement: Half-Time (undergraduate 6 units, graduate 4 units) Required activities or participation: None Limited to students with calculated financial need: No Other criteria: Student registered with Disabled Student Services.

CSUSB Graduate Equity Fellowships

Criteria: CSUSB Graduate Equity Fellowships are available to graduate students with financial need who are underrepresented ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, or women that are underrepresented in their academic areas. Students may be awarded up to $2,000 in fellowships and a graduate assistantship in their department. Applicants must file the Free Application and the CSUSB Graduate Equity Fellowship application available in the Financial Aid Office. Three letters of recommendation are also needed and transcripts of previous work must be on file on campus.

Student with a Disability Scholarship

Full-time graduate students with a disability who are enrolled in a communication sciences and disorders program and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement are eligible to compete for a $5,000 scholarship. Supported by the American Business Clubs and the Leslie Londer Fund.

Californians for Disability Rights Foundation

The foundation provides scholarships for students with disabilities, and administers a student leadership training program for college students with disabilities. Limited to residents of California.

ChairScholars Foundation - National Program

Available to students in every state in the continental U.S., the ChairScholars National Scholarship Program provides eligible high school seniors and college undergrads up to $20,000 for tuition to attend the college or university of their choice. National ChairScholar recipients have been accepted at some of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities including Penn State University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin, Yale University, New York University, University of Florida and Tulane among others. Our scholarship recipients are bright and ambitious students, who have overcome the challenge of their disability by focusing on the goal to excel academically, and become instrumental members of their communities. They are the next generation of leaders. To qualify for a National Scholarship, applicants must: The student must have a serious physical challenge and may or may not use a wheelchair for mobility. The physical challenge must be significant and affect activities of daily living. No minor disability will be considered. Must have verifiable unmet financial need. Must have at least a B average. Must be a high school senior or college undergrad. We do not fund graduate studies. The applicant must show some form of significant community service or social contribution in the past. APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO GENDER, RACE, CREED, OR RELIGION. Fifteen to twenty new students are taken yearly and are given $1,000-5,000 per year for each college year to a maximum of $20,000 total. You must include: A good quality recent photograph, full body shot as opposed to head shot. A 300 500 word essay outlining : How you became physically challenged. How your situation has affected you and your family. Your goals and aspirations for the future. Three letters of recommendation. Include your Parent's or Guardian's Federal income tax return from last year. If you are on SSI or some other form of aid you must inform us. If your parents are divorced, please send both tax returns. Send your High School transcripts, including your SAT and ACT scores and any honors or achievements you have earned. Physician's documentation of your disability. If you have obtained any other scholarships already you MUST inform us of that fact. FIRM DEADLINE: Please send your application by April 15th. Your application will be reviewed, and we will contact you if anything is missing. No e-mail applications will be accepted.

Dole, Robert Scholarship for Disabled Students

Scholarship Value: up to $3,500 Classifications: Open Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligible Majors: Open Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This scholarship program is funded by Honorable Former Senate majority leader Robert Dole who was severely wounded in World War II. This scholarship provides scholarships to physically and mentally challenged students attending a UNCF member college or university who have a financial need. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: Robert Dole Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

PDX Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located Portland, Oregon. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support and fundraising efforts of international educators at PDX Abroad. PDX Abroad is a community of innovators advancing the field of education abroad through active engagement across institutional and organizational boundaries. Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Must be applying for a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution Must plan to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in country Is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return Preferences: Applying to a study abroad program known for its academic rigor and immersion elements Applying to a study abroad program that includes studying the language of the host country (if not English) Applying to a study abroad program with a sustainable service-learning or volunteering component Applying to a study abroad program in a non-traditional destination Demonstrates financial need FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad Groups typically underrepresented in study abroad include, but are not limited to: Minorities First-generation college students STEM majors Community college students Students with disabilities

Hal Connolly Scholar-Athlete Awards

All current high school seniors, enrolled in an accredited California public or private high school, age 19 or under with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better, who have competed during high school in varsity or equivalent-level competitive athletics and who have a disability, are eligible. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines an individual with a disability as a person who has a physical ormental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. Applicants must be California residents who plan to attend accredited colleges or universities. Students must submit a complete packet consisting of the application, plus six other items (listed on the application) for consideration. It is not necessary for students to plan on formally participating in a college athletic activity to qualify.

The Google Lime Scholarship

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. Who can apply? To be eligible to apply, applicants must: Have, or consider themselves to have, a visible or invisible disability (See Lime Connect’s definition here http://www.limeconnect.com/about/page/how-we-define-disability ­Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university Plan to enroll as a full-­time student at a university in the United States or Canada for the next academic year Maintain a strong academic performance Be pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology Application Process You will be asked to complete an online application through Lime Connect which includes: General background information (e.g. contact information and details about your current and intended universities for the school year) Resume/CV Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree) Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor Responses to three essay questions

The Generation Google Scholarship

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI). Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. Who can apply? Generation Google Scholarship for current high school seniors To be eligible to apply, applicants must: ­Be a current high school senior Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada Intend to pursue a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Female, or a Person with a Disability) Be available to attend Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer. Generation Google Scholarship for current university students To be eligible to apply, applicants must: Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the academic year Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Female. Students with disabilities should apply to the Google Lime Scholarship on google.com/students/scholarships). Application process Please complete the online application which must include: General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended universities) Current resume Academic transcripts from your current and prior universities (if you have earned a prior degree) Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor Responses to four essay questions Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Disabled War Veterans Scholarship

Scholarships of $2,500 will be offered to active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during combat service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations. Candidates must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in an eligible major at accredited two- or four-year institutions in the United States. Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible. The AFCEA Disabled War Veterans Scholarships are funded by generous contributions from Microsoft employees with matching funds from Microsoft, the AFCEA Camp Pendleton Chapter, and the AFCEA Educational Foundation. Eligibility: Applications are requested from U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard personnel, either currently on active-duty or honorably discharged veterans, or reservists who are disabled because of wounds received after service in either Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom. Applicants must be currently enrolled and attending either a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Students may also be enrolled in an accredited distance-learning or online degree program affiliated with a major, accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States. Applications will be accepted from qualified sophomores and juniors, and senior undergraduate students enrolled either part-time or full-time in an eligible degree program. Candidates must be majoring in the following or related fields: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or homeland security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA are also eligible. No minimum GPA requirement. Primary factors considered in the selection process are demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and financial need. A copy of either a Certificate of Service or Discharge Form DD214 will be required. Important: In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow Vice President and Executive Director AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033 An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

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, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities. Applicant must have a disability; Applicant must be enrolled FULL TIME as an undergraduate student (junior standing and above) or enrolled PART TIME or FULL TIME in a graduate school; Preference is given to students majoring in a field related to disability and health (see Scholarship Program Criteria above); Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US and enrolled in an accredited United States university. Funds are limited to under $1,000

ChairScholars Foundation - Florida Program

The Florida Scholarship Program is available to 7th to 11th grade students attending public school in all Florida counties. These awards provide tuition for college or vocational school with Florida Prepaid Tuition Scholarships. To date, 535 scholarship have been awarded. The Foundation partners with the Take Stock in Children Program in each county. Selected students are provided with a mentor until they graduate from high school. These students also sign a “contract” pledging to stay drug-free and crime-free in order to keep their scholarship. Scholarships are awarded at the Annual ChairScholars Festival held in Odessa, Florida. To qualify for a scholarship, students must: Have a serious physical disability Be eligible for their school's “Free or Reduced Lunch Program” Have at least a “B” scholastic average Be enrolled in a Florida public school.

Howard L. Aslinger Memorial Scholarship

Foundation provide scholarships each year to individuals with disabilities to help aid them in furthering their education. Please check the website for more information. Applicants’ personal essay: (essay should include why applicant should receive scholarship and what education the student is pursuing). The essay can be as long or as short as the applicant deems necessary.

Independence Foundation Amity Scholarship Fund

The Independence Foundation Scholarship was created to help individuals with physical disabilities pay for the ever growing expense of college. The Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to Three (3) individuals with a noteworthy physical disability. Amity Scholarship In loving memory of Amity Graham (September 1973-August 2009). Memorials in her name can be made to The Independence Foundation Amity Scholarship Fund. Requirements Applicants will be required to fill out the application form and to write a 500 word essay about how your physical limitation(s) has/have presented challenge(s) and how you have worked to persevere despite the disability. Describe your academic/career aspirations and why you feel that you are deserving of this award.

JustWalkers.com Mobility Scholarship Program

At JustWalkers.com, we understand how limited mobility can be a major challenge in an academic setting. That’s why we’re proud to offer the $1,000 JustWalkers.com Mobility Scholarship—open to all college students with limited mobility who use a wheelchair, power scooter, crutches, rollator or other mobility device on a regular basis. To enter, students write a 600 word maximum essay on the following prompt: Describe a time when you faced a major obstacle. What did you do and what did the experience teach you? Selection Process Essays will be read by a committee and the winner selected based on merit and creative storytelling. The winning essay will be published here on July 31 along with the winner’s name and photo. Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s college/university to be used toward their tuition. Eligibility College freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be legal US resident or have valid student visa. Must use a mobility device such as a wheelchair, power scooter, crutches or rollator on a regular basis. Email your essay along with your full name, contact information, school year, college acceptance letter or transcript, and physician’s statement of diagnosis to scholarship@justwalkers.com.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund

The Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund now provides students with the opportunity to earn two $500 scholarships per year*. This year the theme is to create a presentation of why disability awareness is important. The entries can include essays, and poems. Students participating must meet the following criteria: Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college, or university in the U.S. Aged sixteen (16) years or older Open to all college, and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis. Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 (or equivalent) Standard 8.5 in. x 11 in. sheet of paper to submit your entry if you are mailing in your submission. *There is a limit of one scholarship per student per year, any student can win the scholarship only once in the same year. Your application should include: Completed application via email attached as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. For essay submissions, attach your document as a .doc, .docx or .pdf file. Typed copy of your submission (make sure to save a digital copy, so we can publish it, in the event that we decide to publish it.) First & last name, email address & phone number printed at the top or back of each page Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) – unofficial transcripts accepted

Robert A. Dannels Scholarship

Available for full-time graduate student in a program leading to an advanced degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. Nomination of handicapped persons is encouraged.

Peter Gili Scholarship Award

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis. A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. This scholarship has been donated by family members and friends in memory of Peter Gili.

Caroline Simpson Maheady Scholarship Award

A $250.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. Preference will be given to an undergraduate student, of Scottish descent, who has demonstrated a commitment to working with people with disabilities. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

ExceptionalNurse.com Scholarship

Awards a scholarship of $250.00 to a qualified student with a disability to continue their education in a nursing education program. Preference is given to undergraduate students. Applicants must demonstrate a serious commitment to the academic study of nursing and career excellence. This scholarship is not renewable and will only be awarded once. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

Jill Laura Creedon Scholarship Award

A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability or medical challenge. This scholarship is funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future in memory of Jill Laura Creedon. Read an inspirational essay written by Jill Creedon. This essay was included with her application to the College of Nursing at Villanova University. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

Anna May Rolando Scholarship Award

A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. Preference will be given to a graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to working with people with disabilities. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

Bruno Rolando Scholarship Award

A $250.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. Preference will be given to a nursing student who is employed at a Veteran’s Hospital. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

Mary Serra Gili Scholarship Award

A $250.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. This scholarship has been donated by Thomas Gili. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION WAIVER FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVING SSI OR SSDI

Who may apply: Students receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. For State aid consideration, complete and submit the FAFSA by March 1 each year. Contact the financial aid office of the community college you will attend to have the waiver activated. Eligible programs or courses: Degree or Certificate programs designed to lead to employment, and continuing education instruction designed to lead to employment, including life skills instruction. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Any student receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is eligible to apply for this waiver. You must provide proof from the Social Security Administration (SSA) of receiving SSI or SSDI benefits. WAIVER AMOUNT You are exempt from paying tuition at community colleges in Maryland for up to 12 credits per semester if you are taking classes as part of a degree or a certificate program designed to lead to employment. The waiver is limited to 6 credits if you are enrolled in community college credit courses for any other reason. A course must have at least 10 enrolled students for the waiver to apply. The tuition waiver applies to any balance on tuition after any grants and scholarships you receive have been applied to your tuition and fees. You are responsible for all other costs associated with the courses, such as books.

Sweeney Family Scholarship

The "Sweeney Family Scholarship" is awarded annually, and provides assistance to individuals with disabilities so they can pursue educational goals or gain technical expertise beyond high school to increase their career options and enrich their lives through education and training. This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major. Who Can Apply: Students with disabilities.

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

The American Meteorological Society is pleased to announce the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program, open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. Serving as a unique example of various sectors of our field joining together to support young, talented minds, the scholarships are being sponsored by partners in industry, as well as through named scholarships either established by an AMS member or in memory of someone. The sponsors of these scholarships have all recognized the importance in encouraging young people to enter into the atmospheric and related sciences and thus have made generous contributions in support of the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Questions? Any questions may be directed to Donna Fernandez, Development and Student Program Manager, 617-227-2426 ext. 3907. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution.

AMS Graduate Fellowships

The AMS Fellowship Program is a source of scholarships, useful resources, and unique opportunities for outstanding students looking to pursue graduate education in the atmospheric or related sciences. To date, 286 students have been designated as AMS fellowship recipients. The program helps these first-year graduate students to be educated about unique challenges facing the world so that they may better tackle these real-world issues after graduation. With fellowships come several benefits, including financial support to maintain a full course load over their first year of graduate study, the opportunity to be special guests at the AMS Annual Meeting and exclusive events therein, a unique tour of several agencies in the Washington DC area, and ongoing academic and career advocation and support from AMS. Eligibility Requirements To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, a student must… be entering his or her first year of graduate study in the fall of the current year; be pursuing a related full-time course of study in the atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences over a full academic year; have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale; be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status (there are no age restrictions); Stipend A $25,000 stipend will be presented to each fellowship recipient for a nine-month period in the academic year. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting. Application Process AMS GRE code #3819 Prospective candidates from the fields of atmospheric sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, hydrology, mathematics, oceanography, and physics are encouraged to apply. A candidate must download the application, complete all six sections, and send it to the address below. With the completed application should be three written references, relevant official transcripts, and GRE score reports (institution code #3819). Applications and written references can be sent via email to dfernandez@ametsoc.org, or by postal mail to the following address (transcripts and GREs must be submitted via postal mail): AMS Fellowship Program 45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108 Questions? Any questions may be directed to Donna Fernandez, Development and Student Program Manager, 617-227-2426 ext. 3907. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution.

C. Bainbridge Smith Scholarship

The C. Bainbridge Smith Scholarship Committee provides scholarships to second and third year inner-city law students who have spent a significant portion of their lives in New York City, demonstrate character, intelligence and promising aptitude for the law, and face a special economic disadvantage (including lack of funds, or physical or cultural handicaps).

Disabled Pilot International Scholarship

This scholarship is being sponsored by a team including disabled pilots and is open to a deserving person, female or male, aged 18 or older wanting to obtain a sport pilot or private pilot certificate. Include in your essay why you would like to learn to fly and how this scholarship might assist you in achieving your dream of flight. In addition to WAI requirements: 1. Provide a copy of a valid and current state driver's license (serves as the medical certificate for sport pilot) or a third class medical certificate if pursuing a private pilot certificate. 2. Provide a simple statement from a physician as to the nature of the applicant's physical disability. No medical records are to be submitted. Funds to be paid direct to the flight school. (Scholarship value $1,500) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

ALA Century Scholarship

An annual scholarship of $2,500 that funds services or accommodation for a library school student(s) with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully complete the course of study for a Master’s in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional. Formerly administered by ASCLA. The Century Scholarship is currently being administered by the ALA HRDR office. Century Scholarship applicants must provide medical documentation of their disability or disabilities, services, or accommodations and/or services the applicant would need for their studies, demonstrate the need for financial assistance and be citizens of the United States or Canada. Documentation should identify the applicant's disability and how it affects his or her ability to complete a course of study. Any additional supporting documents are welcome. Documentation is only used to determine eligibility for the scholarship, and will remain confidential.

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