Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Internships

 

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

To provide scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level for certain minority students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.

ABBVIE Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship

The ABBVIE CF Scholarship opportunity is available to 40 young adults with cystic fibrosis to obtain $2,500 towards their college education.  The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2014/2015 academic school year. Deadline: June 9, 2014. For more information regarding this scholarship opportunity and eligibility requirements, please go to: https://www.abbviecfscholarship.com.

African American Scholarships

LittleAfrica.com is please to provide a megalist of sources for financial aid for African Americans students.

AG Bell College Scholarship Program

The AG Bell College Scholarship invites applicants who have pre-lingual hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range and uses listening and spoken language. Applicants must be full-time college or graduate student enrolled in a mainstream college or university. Applicants must be able to meet the eligibility criteria. To learn more about the scholarship and receive the college scholarship application packet, please go to: http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/Document.aspx?id=266.

AIAA Foundation: Grants for Excellence in Math, Science, Technology and Engineering

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants encourage excellence in educating students about math, science, technology, and engineering. Eligibility: current AIAA Member, undergraduate student, graduate student. Maximum award: $1,500-@2,500.

American Council of the Blind 2014 Scholarship Program

The American Council of the Blind is offering a scholarship to high school and college students who are blind. Students must have certification of legal blindness from their ophthalmologist, optometrist, or physician to apply for this scholarship. For more information on the eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.acb.org/scholarship

Anne Ford Scholarship for Students with LD

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. The ideal candidate is a high school senior who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability; is committed to completing a college degree and setting career goals; has demonstrated perseverance; embraces new opportunities; has a well-rounded perspective shaped by experiences in school, in the community, and with family and friends; understands how LD affects his/her life and recognizes the importance of self-advocacy; believes in contributing to society in a way that increases the opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities; and will feel comfortable serving as a role model for others who struggle with LD.

Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship

Students with learning disabilities are invited to submit an application for the Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship. Applicants can receive a $1500 scholarship to use towards their education. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years. Applicants must be nominated by someone from the P. Buckley Moss Society. For additional information on the application requirements, please go to: http://mossfoundation.org/scholarships-awards-and-grants/anne-matt-harbison-scholarship.

Autism Society Award and Scholarship

The Autism Society Award is presented each year at the Autism Society’s 45th National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Autism Society members must do all nominations for the awards.  Each applicant is required to submit the following materials: cover page, essay (500 words), and additional materials.  Deadline: June 15, 2014. For more information and application, please go to: http://www.autism-society.org/about-the-autism-society/awards/.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.

Big Scholarships for Little People

Dwarfism or Little People have access to a few college scholarship programs. Like other unique populations there are organizations that provide the environment in which the community may find information, but very few exclusive scholarships exist.

Brain Injury Association of Washington Academic Scholarships

The Brain Injury Association of Washington Academic Scholarships provide high school students with brain injury with an opportunity to receive $1,000 towards their postsecondary education.  The scholarship is only available to residents that live in the state of Washington. Applicants must submit all of their application material postmarked by June 30, 2014. For more information and application, please go to: http://www.biawa.org/scholarship.php

Career OneStop Scholarship Search Tool

Search more than 5,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities. Select Category Search or Keyword Search. Choose selections from at least one category below. See Scholarship Search Help below for additional information about the scholarship process and tips for using this tool.

Christian Record Services

Christian Record Services offers scholarships to students who are legally blind with plans to seek a college degree. The amount of the scholarship award varies from year to year. For more information about the eligibility requirements and application, please go to: http://services.christianrecord.org/scholarships/index.php.

College Funding for Students with Disabilities

DO-IT provides information on scholarship and funding for college. DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) serves to increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs such as those in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Primary funding for DO-IT is provided by the National Science Foundation, the State of Washington, and the U.S. Department of Education.

College Preparation Checklist

A great resource produced by Federal Student Aid. The checklist is designed to help parents and youth find money for school, learn about taking the right classes, and choosing a career. The checklist spans from elementary school to young adults for parents and youth interested in learning about the different stages in how to prepare for college.

College Internship Program (CIP)

Young adults between the ages of 18-26 with ADD, Asperger’s and OHI benefit from individualized social, academic, career and life skills. The mission of the College Internship Program is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults can build happy and productive life.

 
This website offers a wide selection of information, including announcements of scholarships specifically for individuals with disabilities. Their A-Z list of student-specific scholarships runs the gamut from commonplace to downright unique—scholarships for homeschool students to twins and first-generation students to vegans.
 
 
Spend an academic year in Germany living with a host family and attending a German school. Attend a four- to eight-week orientation and language camp. This program is open to high school students (ages 15-18), graduating seniors of vocational studies (age 18), and young professionals (undergraduates ages 18-24).Learn more: http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/
 
 
The CCLVI provides three scholarship opportunities to individuals with low vision. The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program awards three full-tine college students with low vision with $3,000. The Dr. Sam Genensky Memorial Video Magnifier Award awards multiple video magnifiers to students and adults with low vision. The Carl Foley Graduate Scholarship Program awards graduate students with low vision. For more information on eligibility and application requirements, please go to: http://www.cclvi.org/scholarship.htm
 
 
DO-IT Scholars with the University of Washington is recruiting high school students for their capstone program. Students must be sophomores or juniors in Washington State, interested in attending college, have a disability, and want to meet/work with other students with disabilities. Scholars are loaned computer equipment and adaptive technology while at college. Scholars attend a summer program for three summers at the University of Washington at Seattle.
 
 
Federal Student Aid has created a fact sheet that provides an overview of the major federal student aid loan and grant programs. The federal government provides federal funds for students attending colleges, including career colleges and universities. Students can find more information about federal student aid programs at www.studentaid.gov. To receive a copy of the fact sheet, please go to: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/2015-16-do-you-need-money.pdf. In Spanish, please go to: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/2015-16-do-you-need-money-spanish.pdf
 
 
The disAbledperson Inc. and eQuest are seeking applicants for the disAbledperson’s Spring 2014 National Scholarship competition. The scholarship is for college students with disabilities. The award is $1,000 and applicants must submit an essay. Applicants must be in enrolled in a 2 or 4 year postsecondary institution and be a full-time student. For more information and application, please go to: https://www.disabledperson.com/scholarships/16.
 
 
The Education is Power award offers individuals with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease to apply for a $500-2,500 scholarship. Twenty scholarships are being offered for the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information about the scholarship opportunity, please go to: http://factorsupportnetwork.com/english/what-we-offer/scholarship-program/.
 
 
The Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students with Cystic Fibrosis planning to enroll or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. The scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,500 to be used towards tuition costs. For more information about eligibility requirements and application process, please go to: http://www.elizabethnashfoundation.org/scholarshipprogram.html/.
 
 
The Federal Student Aid has launched a website with tools to help students and graduates through the financial aid process to borrow for college or repay. The site combines content and interactive tools from several ED websites. The federal government provides grant funds for students attending colleges, career schools and universities. Grants are not loans and do not have to be repaid. Information about scholarships is also available. Enter the word disability in the search to find scholarships that are specifically for students with disabilities, or you can just search for a field of study or major such as music, law enforcement, biology, social work, etc.
 
 
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans—and its value to our society.
 
 
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.
 
 
This page provides information about financial aid for Native American students, compiled with the assistance of Donovan Gomez, Executive Director of the San Juan Pueblo Department of Education.
 
 
The Friends in Art Scholarships awards high school seniors who are blind or visually impaired who desires to have career in the arts field (e.g., music, art, drama, or creative writing). The scholarship amount is $1,500. For more information and application requirements, please go to: http://www.friendsinart.com/drupal/scholarship-application.
 
 
While education beyond high school in the United States is optional, it has become a necessary investment in future employment and life satisfaction for many people. Most, however, cannot afford to make this investment without some outside monetary assistance. Over the years, public and private sources of money have been developed specifically to meet this need. As increasing, but limited, amounts of money have become available, a standardized method of determining eligibility has evolved to promote equitable distribution of student financial aid. To all families and youth with disabilities looking for information on financial aid, please check out the different options in grants, loans, work-study, and scholarship opportunities. This is a resource guide that explains financial aid as well as highlights various scholarship resources for youth with disabilities listed in the back of the publication!!

http://www.heath.gwu.edu/publications/2013-2014-heath-financial-aid-information/

Hydrocephalus Association Scholarships

The Hydrocephalus Association Scholarships invites applicants who are diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Applicants will have an opportunity to be awarded one of eight scholarships being offered at $1,000 each. For more information on the eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.hydroassoc.org/hydrocephalus-education-and-support/hydrocephalus-scholarships/

IDF Scholarship Program

The IDF Scholarship Program is awarded to applicants diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency diseases. The scholarship is given to applicants who are enrolled or planning to enroll to a college or technical training school. For more information on eligibility and application requirements, please go to: http://primaryimmune.org/services/idf-academic-scholarship-programs/.

Joe Cleres Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The Joe Cleres Memorial Scholarships invites applicants with physical or intellectual disabilities to apply for the financial award. The scholarship is to be used towards tuition support. Applicants must be residents of the U.S. and be attending an postsecondary institution in the U.S. To apply for the scholarship, please go to: http://www.newoutlookpioneers.org.

Kevin Child Scholarship

The Kevin Child Scholarship is awarded through the National Hemophilia Foundation. To qualify, applicants must have a hemophilia A or B diagnosis.  High school students interested in college or vocational-technical schools are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. All materials for the application must be postmarked by June 3, 2014. To apply for the scholarship, please go to: http://www.hemophilia.org/NHFWeb/MainPgs/MainNHF.aspx?menuid=53&contentid=35

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program invites applicants between the ages of 6 and 18. The applicant must not be a high school graduate. The application must include volunteer efforts that have taken place within the last year.  Applicants must be nominated by someone who is 21 years old or older. The store winners will receive a $50.00 Kohl’s Gift Card, regional winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship towards higher education, and national winners will received up to $10,000 in scholarships. For more information and application, please go to: http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/program-information.asp.

Little People of America (LPA) Scholarship

The LPA Scholarship provides scholarships to young adults who are members of LPA. Scholarships are awarded to high school students and college students who plan or are enrolled in college or vocational school in the U.S. The award amount is from $250 to $1,000. The awards will be given to two undergraduate students and one graduate student. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, please go to: http://www.lpaonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=184.

Looking Glass--Serving Families with Disabilities

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. They offer annual scholarships for children of parents with disabilities. TLG is a disability community based nonprofit organization, which emerged from the independent living movement, and was founded in 1982 in Berkeley, California. Our mission is "To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture."

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening (LTL) Awards

Learning Ally will present three $6,000 scholarships and two special honor $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors with learning disabilities.  Learning Ally is seeking high school seniors with learning disabilities to recognize them for academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and service to others. For more information about eligibility requirements and application process, please go to: https://www.learningally.org/about-learning-ally/awards/#ltl

Microsoft Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities interested in obtaining an undergraduate degree in computer science or related technical disciplines are requested to apply for the Microsoft scholarship program. The scholarship will go towards the 2014-2015 academic year. Microsoft selects candidates based on eligibility, quality of application, interest in software industry, commitment to leadership, and financial need.

Mike Hylton & Ron Niederman Memorial Scholarship

The Mike and Ron Scholarship award offers men with bleeding disorders to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. Ten scholarships are being offered for the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information about the scholarship opportunity, please go to: http://factorsupportnetwork.com/english/what-we-offer/scholarship-program/.

Millie Gonzalaz Memorial Scholarship

The Millie Scholarship award offers women with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. Five scholarships are being offered for the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information about the scholarship opportunity, please go to: http://factorsupportnetwork.com/english/what-we-offer/scholarship-program/.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program invites applicants who are legally blind in both eyes. The applicants must be planning to enroll or enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the U.S. The scholarships awards range from $3,000-$12,000. Applicants are selected based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. For more information on the application process, please go to: https://nfb.org/scholarships.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

Learn a new language such as Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish while studying abroad for a summer or academic year in a country where these languages are widely spoken. Live with a host family while taking intensive language study. Previous language study is not required. Learn more: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/

New Financial Aid Toolkit, U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has released an online Financial Aid Toolkit to improve efforts to improve college access and affordability. The Financial Aid Toolkit provides step-by-step information about applying for financial aid as we ll as information about repaying student loan debt. The Toolkit is designed to be a resource to guidance counselors and teachers by providing financial aid night materials, presentations, brochures, videos, and sample social media posts. The online Toolkit will post professional development opportunities for parents and educators. To review the toolkit, go to: http://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/.

Organization for Autism Research (OAR): Schwallie Family Scholarship Program

The OAR Scholarship Program are seeking students with an autism diagnosis (DSM-IV or later criteria) to apply for the award. Applicants need to be planning to be or enrolled as a full-time student at a university, college, or vocational-technical training. To learn more about the application process, please go to: http://researchautism.org/news/otherevents/Scholarship.asp.

P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship

The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship awards high school students with learning disabilities who desires to have career in visual arts. The scholarships can potentially be renewed for up to three additional years. For more information and application requirements, please go to: http://mossfoundation.org/scholarships-awards-and-grants/p-buckley-moss-endowed-scholarship.

Possibilities: A Financial Resource for Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities

“Possibilities: A Financial Resource for Parents of Children with Disabilities,” first published in 2004 by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and PACER, updates this financial planning guide to an online format, and includes more content relevant to parenting transition-age youth with disabilities. The guide offers tips and information on many financial issues and concerns of families raising children with disabilities from infancy to young adulthood. Topics include organizing financial records, managing money, preparing income taxes, health insurance options, dealing with debt, saving for college, preparing youth for adult employment, etc.

http://www.pacer.org/publications/possibilities/

Rehabilitation: Potential Financial Supports

RSA awards grants to colleges and universities for providing funding assistance to students. Students interested in scholarships should apply directly to the college or university program. RSA does not provide applications or become involved in the selection of recipients of the scholarships. Students interested in seeking scholarships should contact the director of the grant in which they are interested. A list of scholarship grants can be found in our catalog of training projects. Website includes catalog of training projects and list of programs in rehabilitation.

Salvatore E. Quinci Foundation Scholarship

The Salvatore E. Quinci Foundation Scholarship are seeking applicants who are diagnosed with hemophilia or other type of bleeding disorder. Applicants need to be high school students who have been accepted into a university, college, or vocational/technical school.  The scholarship award of $1,500 is to be used towards tuition, books, housing, and/or other related costs. To learn more about the scholarship and to access the application, please go to: http://www.seqfoundation.org/index.php.

Sertoma: Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship

The Sertoma Scholarship invites applicants who have bilateral hearing loss. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and is to be used towards tuition, books, and supplies. Applicants must be pursuing or enrolled as a full-time college student at a U.S. institute of higher education. Applicants must be able to meet the eligibility criteria. To learn more about the scholarship and receive the college scholarship application packet, please go to: http://www.sertoma.org/document.doc?id=356

SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship

The SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship is calling students with disabilities who use a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter to apply for this scholarship program. Students must meet the following criteria: enrolled at an accredited college or university within the US or Canada as an undergraduate or graduate student; must complete at least one full year of college/university; use a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter; and a legal resident of US or Canada or have a valid student visa.

The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation

The mission of the Kennedy Foundation is to provide leadership in the field of intellectual disabilities and service to persons with intellectual disabilities, both those born and unborn, and their families.

The Travelers Protective Association (TPA) of America Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired

Every year, the TPA disseminates a scholarship for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. The scholarship fund can be used towards mechanical devices, medical or specialized equipment or specialized education as well as speech classes, note takers, interpreters, etc. For more information on the application process, please go to: http://www.tpahq.org/scholarshiptrust.html

The Washington Center Scholarship

The Washington Center Scholarship for Students with Disabilities funded by the AT&T Foundation and HSC Foundation, these awards provide housing assistance in varying amounts (up to a full housing scholarship) to competitively selected students who self-identify as having a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Priority consideration is given to undergraduate students; however, Postgraduate Program applicants may be considered. http://www.twc.edu

1800Wheelchair.com Scholarship

1800Wheelchair.com is proud to announce our scholarship award. Established in 2006, the scholarship fund will award two $500 scholarship to a high school or undergraduate student. The scholarship is open to students of any major or concentration. The winner's name, essay and photo will be posted on 1800wheelchair.com. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to students with mobility disabilities.

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics releases ¡Gradúate! A Financial Aid Guide to Success

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics has released an online Financial Aid Guide to Success to improve college access and affordability for Hispanic students.  The Financial Aid Guide (English and Spanish) provides step-by-step information about applying for college and financial aid. The Guide provides additional resources for students who have been approved for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals and non-U.S. citizen students. The Guide will be posted on the U.S. Department of Education’s online resource page. In the meantime, to review the guide, go to: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/hispanic-initiative/

Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad)

Study in local high schools and live with host families in countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Balkans. Learn more: http://www.yes-abroad.org/impact/2014-15-program-application-available

Youth Leadership Programs

Travel abroad for three to four weeks to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and collaborate on solving global issues. Current programs operate in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Some programs draw from a national applicant pool while others are limited to a region or group of states. You may have the opportunity to host an exchange participant as well as travel abroad. Deadlines vary. Learn more: http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/youth-leadership-programs