The Disabled Student Scholarship

Scholarship Description

This scholarship program is for students who are suffering from a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution. The condition can be any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life.

To be eligible for this scholarship program, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
-The applicant must be enrolled in a U.S. college institution.
-The applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes for the upcoming fall semester.
-The applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.5 from their most recent transcript (college or high school).
-The applicant must have one letter of recommendation from a creditable source.
-The applicant must be a legal resident of the United States.
-The applicant must have a medically diagnosed impairment.

Essay: All applicants will be required to write a short essay between 500 and 1,500 words about the essay topic given below.
Essay topic: Describe an obstacle or hardship that arose due to your condition and how you were able to overcome it. Explain the impact it has had on your life and how it will influence you in the future.

The essay is used to determine the winner of the scholarship. Once the application period has closed our judges will read all of the essays and choose winners by the third week of August. The essays are judged by our team of senior disability advocates and the winner is chosen based on originality, writing style, and quality of content.

Accreditation & Documentation:
All of the requirements must be validated with the proper documentation. The applicant will need to submit the documentation as part of the application for the scholarship. Essentially we will need a copy of the applicant’s:
-College acceptance letter or college ID
-Upcoming fall class schedule (confirming 12 credit hours or more)
-Most recent transcript (college or high school)
-Valid ID or documentation confirming legal residency (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
-Physician’s statement of diagnosis

Submit your application, essay, and other additional information and documents required to Only applications by email will be accepted.

Additional Information: For more information visit or email any questions you may have to

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year,


Num Awards: 1

Min Award: $500

Max Award: $500

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Disability Care Center
2875 South Orange Ave #500
Orlando, FL 32806

Contact Person: Matt Cotter

Phone: 8885040035