- 12 Things I wish I’d known before going to college with a disability
Article about things to consider before going to college
- Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Organization that provides conferences, workshops, publications and consultation to higher education personnel and works to address disability issues on college campuses
- Affordable Colleges
Online College Resources for Students with Disabilities
- AvaCare Medical Scholarship
The AvaCare Medical Scholarship recognizes those who are working to better the lives of our customers, students who are pursuing a degree in the medical field, with a prize of $1000 toward college tuition. This scholarship is awarded annually to one submission that tells about an inspiring act of kindness.
- CollegeXpress article
“Colleges with a Physically Disabled-Friendly Environment
Lists 41 colleges that are listed as “Physically Disabled-Friendly”
- College Choice
College resources for kids with disabilities
Essay writing Service for kids with disabilities
- Education USA
Resources for kids with disabilities going off to college (for International students)
- The Fully Accessible Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities
Helpful information on paying for college
- Going to College
Resource for choosing a college, applying and getting financial aid
- Guide to Moving on Campus for the Disabled
Non-profit group that supports and empowers key life aspects of education, employment, and independence for people with disabilities.
- International Center for Disability
Resources on the Internet: Financial Aid Information
- Learn How
Article on financial aid for college students with disabilities
- Making My Way Through College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities
Guide from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for any student pursuing a degree or other type of credential (e.g., certification, license) at a two-year or four-year community college, college, or university.
- National Collaborative on Workforce Disability Group
Assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. Resources for Professional, Youth, Workforce, and High School Development
- Overview of College Resources for Students with Disabilities
BestColleges.com article exploring resources available to college students before and after enrollment
- PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
Middle and highschool transition planning Postsecondary Education Employment Independent Living
- Preparing for Postsecondary Education NCSET
Article on preparing for college
- Postsecondary Education Supports & Accommodations NCSET
Article on support systems in postsecondary education
- Wrightslaw College Resources
Extensive catalogue of college resources from Wrightslaw
- AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
This scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences.
- Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both the Spring & Fall Semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree.
- Bella Soul Scholarships
Bella Soul’s goal is empowering college students faced with chronic illness, physical disabilities, and disease through scholarships and emotional support.
- Bottar Leone Scholarship
This $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded twice annually to a recent high school graduate with a documented physical or learning disability.
- Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship Program
The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm’s commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for education purposes.The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.
- College Funding for Students with Disabilities DO-IT
Article that lists Federal and State Aid, Scholarship and Award opportunities
- CMMS Deshae Lott Ministries Inc
Outreach Program Scholarships and grants. Scholarships for students pursuing post-bachelor’s degrees Quality of Life Grant
- Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Ensuring that underrepresented individuals have opportunities to access higher education is important to us. Elastic Band Co. is committed to furthering the preparation of minority students and students with disabilities in the field of fashion and/or entrepreneurship.
- Injury Lawyer News Annual Disability Scholarship
Injury Lawyer News believes strongly in helping students achieve their goals of higher education, especially when they are faced with challenges such as physical and learning disabilities. As advocates of higher education, we are proud to give back to the community through the Injury Lawyer News Disability Scholarship Award. The scholarship award is available to all pre-law and law school students.
- Karman Healthcare Mobility Scholarship Program
This scholarship will apply to students this year who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America.
- The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation Scholarship
Betty B. Louie established and funded The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation in December 2005 because of her desire to honor the memory of her parents and to fund qualified organizations engaged in healthcare, including but not limited to, those organizations caring for and supporting disabled people, organizations engaged in medical research and such other organizations that seek to improve the conditions and technologies for sick and disabled people.
LimeConnect is a global not-for-profit providing scholarships, fellowships and professional development for individuals with disabilities
- Microsoft disAbility Scholarship
The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry.
- Mobility Scooters Direct Scholarship Program
Each year, Mobility Scooters Direct gives a $1,500 scholarship to students who apply to their program. To apply, you must be a currently enrolled student at a college or university and you must provide a letter of recommendation.
- Rehabmart Scholarship Fund
Rehabmart is owned and operated by Occupational and Physical Therapists – we would like to show our gratitude to the health care profession by offering scholarships to students with disabilities, health science students, or anyone majoring in special needs education.
- Route 79 Scholarship Program
Route 79, The Duchenne Scholarship Program, is designed to help students diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy pursue their post-high school educational goals. The scholarship is named after the79 exons in the dystrophin gene impacted by Duchenne. Sarepta knows that the route traveled by every person with Duchenne is distinct and therefore, through this program, we, annually, will acknowledge and support twenty individuals with Duchenne who are taking charge and mapping out their future via educational pursuits. Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to each scholarship recipient.
- Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities
Resource from FinAid.org presenting a short list of scholarships for students with learning disabilities.
- SpinLife Scholarship Program
As the country’s largest internet retailer of mobility equipment, we are excited to offer the annual SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship program designed to aid college students in their academic endeavors. The annual program will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship and one (1) $500 gift card to Spinlife.com and is open to students who are manual or power wheelchair users enrolled at an accredited 4-year institution.
- Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.
- 1-800 Wheelchair Scholarship Program
Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship fund now bestows two $500 awards each year. In the past, we’ve asked applicants to explore mobility issues on campus, overcoming personal challenges, and much more.
Social Networking Groups
- Facebook group: Taking Duchenne to College
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