Students/Families with Disabilities

Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship Program

posted May 20, 2013, 4:50 PM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 1:55 PM by April Jace ]

Description:       This program was originally devised to provide some financial reprieve for Paralyzed Veterans members and their families so that they may achieve their goals in the academic arena. The result of this competitive process is a monetary scholarship to assist them in reaching their post-secondary educational goals. Applicant must be either a Paralyzed Veterans member, the spouse of a Paralyzed Veterans member, or an unmarried child (under 24 years of age) who is dependent (as defined by the IRS) on the member for principal support. 

Deadline:          April - June 17, 2014

Amount:           $1,000

Sponsor:           Paralyzed Veterans of America

Keywords:         Military / Veterans

                       Students/Families with Disabilities

For more info:     http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6357755/apps/s/content.asp?ct=8746443

Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program

posted Jan 8, 2013, 1:53 PM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 2:00 PM by April Jace ]

Description:       The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program is available to incoming freshmen seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, who have high academic performance, who participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. High School Seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.

Deadline:          January - February 1, 2014

Amount:           $1,000 - $5,000

Sponsor:           Diabetes Scholars Foundation

Tags:               Students / Families with Disabilities

Website:           http://www.diabetesscholars.org/college.html

Google Lime Scholarship for Computer Science Students with Disabilities

posted Jan 4, 2013, 3:02 PM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 10:59 AM by April Jace ]

Description:       Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.  Recipients of the 2014 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2014.  All candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science.

Deadline:          December 2, 2013

Amount:           $10,000

Sponsor:           Googe, Lime Connect Scholarship Program

Tags:               Students / Families with Disabilities

                      Computer Science 

Website:          http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/google-lime-scholarship-program

Microsoft Scholarship

posted Nov 7, 2012, 2:36 PM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 11:05 AM by April Jace ]

Description:       A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join a community of scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada and Mexico who share your passion for technology and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal—making a real difference in the software industry. Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Deadline:          January 31, 2014

Amount:           varies

Sponsor:           Microsoft Corporation

Tags:               International / Non-Citizen Students

                       Minority / Ethnicity Specific

                       Students / Families with Disabilities

                       Computer Science 

Website:           http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx#tab_urscholarship-0

Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation

posted Oct 17, 2012, 10:51 AM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 2:06 PM by April Jace ]

Description:       Any citizen or permanent resident of the United States with a significant bilateral hearing loss is eligible for consideration by the Foundation, regardless of age, sex, race, geographic location or ethnicity. We generally require at least a 50 dB unaided hearing loss in both ears, and do consider applicants who have a cochlear implant. 

Deadline:          January 1 - May 26, 2014    

Amount:           varies

Sponsor:           Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation

Keywords:         Students/Families with Disabilities

For more info:    Visit website

Independence Foundation Scholarship

posted Oct 17, 2012, 10:36 AM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 2:08 PM by April Jace ]

Description:       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. 

Deadline:          April 17, 2014

Amount:           $500

Sponsor:           The Independence Foundation 

Keywords:         Students/Families with Disabilities

For more info:    http://theindependencefoundation.org/program/independence-foundation-scholarship/

Schizophrenia Reintegration Scholarship

posted Oct 17, 2012, 9:33 AM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 2:10 PM by April Jace ]

Description:       The goal of the Lilly Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia, related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, or bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs, and regain their lives.

In order to be eligible for consideration for the Lilly Reintegration Scholarship, applicants must:

 

·         Have a documented diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, and major depressive disorder.

·         To apply for a Lilly scholarship, you must be currently receiving medical treatment for the illness, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, or have a clear documented past history.

·         Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment or in competitive employment.

·         Complete an application package that includes an application form, essay, transcripts (if applicable), recommendation forms from three references and school financial requirements.

Deadline:           January 31, 2014    

Amount:            not listed

Sponsor:           The Center for Reintegration 

Keywords:         Students/Families with Disabilities

For more info:    Visit website

National MS Society Scholarship

posted Oct 17, 2012, 8:58 AM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 2:39 PM by April Jace ]

Description:       MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. High school seniors with MS or high school seniors with a parent who has MS can apply.

Deadline:          January 15, 2014    

Amount:           $1,000 - $3,000

Sponsor:           National MS Society 

Keywords:         Students/Families with Disabilities

For more info:    Visit website

APAGS Disabilities Grant Program

posted Oct 15, 2012, 4:25 PM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 2:47 PM by April Jace ]

Description:       APAGS will award a $1,000 grant for a project that promotes training and educational experiences in practice or services for persons with disabilities, or the recruitment, retention and training of individuals with disabilities. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs, and the development of student organizations with a focus on disability issues.

Deadline:           December 4, 2013

Amount:            $1,000

Sponsor:            The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students 

Keywords:          Psychology

                        Students with Disabilities

For more info:     Visit website

California-Hawaii Elks Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

posted Jan 9, 2012, 1:57 PM by Judy Smith   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 3:16 PM by April Jace ]

Description:       Since 1981 the Elks have provided financial assistance to students with disabilities wishing to further their education. Utilized by dozens of qualified candidates, this program serves a dual purpose: 1) the students are aided in pursuing their goals in higher education; and 2) the students are aided in becoming part of the mainstream working community. This scholarship program is a financial needs based and academic use scholarship. It is intended for undergraduate work at an accredited community college, four year college, or licensed vocational school. The funds cover academic expenses only, which includes tuition, books, lab fees and on-campus room and board. Individuals applying must be a United States citizen and a resident of California or Hawaii; have a physical impairment, neurological impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and/or speech-language disorder; and be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) Examination or the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE).

Deadline:           November 13 - March 15, 2014

Amount:            $1,000 - $2,000

Sponsor:           California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc.

Keywords:         Students with Disabilities

Website:           http://www.chea-elks.org/youth-activities/scholarships/

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