On this page, you'll find information about scholarships and fellowships for
students with disabilities. Be sure to browse the rest of the site also, since
some of the more general listings and scholarship databases may contain
information relevant to students with disabilities.
Disabilities and Enrollment Status.
For a list of books about financial aid for students with disabilities, be sure
to refer to the FinAid bibliography.
HEATH Resource Center's Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
The HEATH Resource Center operates a
national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities (2007) publication
is updated annually and provides information on US federal student aid programs and other financial aid
programs for students with disabilities. It also includes a list of 29 sponsors
of scholarships specifically designated for students with disabilities. Disabled
students may also wish to request a copy of
Vocational Rehabilitation Services -- A Consumer Guide for Postsecondary Students,
an older but still useful guide.
HEATH Resource Center
2134 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052-0001
Phone: 1-800-544-3284 or 1-202-973-0904 (both numbers voice/TTY)
College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities
This web site contains a six-page document about financial aid for
students with disabilities. It is published by the University of Washington.
Like the Heath document, it provides a good list of scholarships and
resources for students with disabilities.
The web site also includes a
of the document.
National Directory of Financial Assistance Programs for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities
The National Directory of Financial Assistance Programs for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities
is published by the National Educational Association of Disabled
Students. This publication provides information about financial aid
for Canadian students with disabilities.
Financial Aid for Learning Disabled Students
A short list of scholarships for learning disabled students.
DSSHE-L is a mailing list discussion of issues relevant to students with
disabilities in higher education. Topics include: the legal responsibilities of
institutions under the ADA; how to meet the physical and academic needs of
disabled students; and how to fund such services. To subscribe to the list, write
to firstname.lastname@example.org with subscribe
DSSHE-L in the message body. Submissions may be sent to
Clearinghouse on Disability Information
The US Department of Education operates the Clearinghouse on Disability
Information. For more information, call 1-202-205-8241 (voice/TDD) or write to:
Clearinghouse on Disability Information
US Department of Education
330 C Street, SW, Room 3132
Washington, DC 20202-2524
Minnie Pearl Scholarship
The Minnie Pearl Scholarship is available to high school seniors who
have significant (severe to profound) bilateral hearing loss. US
Citizenship and a 3.0 or higher GPA is required.
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation (ELA)
The ELA Scholarship provides financial assistance to women with
physical disabilities who are enrolled in a college or university
graduate program in the United States. ELA Scholarship awards are
based on merit and are given in an objective and nondiscriminatory
basis. Each applicant is required to submit an application packet
including an application form, a college transcript, two letters of
academic recommendation, a medical verification form and an essay
outlining how she will "Change the Face of Disability on the
Planet." Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per year. The
application deadline is June 1.
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award
The Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award
provides a $1,000 scholarship to recognize students with a learning
disability or ADHD age 19 or younger who have demonstrated initiative,
talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any
field, including art, music, academics, athletics and community
service. Honorable mentions will also be awarded. The deadline is