National General Disability Scholarships

open to people with many, various disabilities/diagnoses

The organizations listed are independent from and not necessarily†endorsed by Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Foundation.


Academy of Special Dreams Scholarship-

American Library Association(ALA) Century Scholarship- for masterís or doctorate level work in library studies,

American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship Program-††

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship-

April Holmes Foundation, Inc.-

Bank of America ADA Abilities Scholarship Program-

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd./Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship, open to all law students who are a member of a minority group and meet other criteria,

B.R.I.D.G.E. Endowment Fund Scholarship-

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Scholarships, for individuals with neurological disabilities,

ChairScholars Foundation-

Council for Exceptional Children-

DisABLED Person Foundation-

Incight Scholarship-

The Independence Foundation Scholarship-

Italian Catholic Federation/Gifts of Love Scholarship for Special People Scholarship Program,

Janette Rankin Womenís Scholarship Fund, women over the age of 35, not disability specific,

Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation Scholarship Program, special consideration for those with documented disability,

Kyle R. Noble Memorial Scholarship/Oley Foundation, individuals relying on HPN or HEN for their primary nutritional needs,

Law Student Scholarships by Disability or Medical Condition list,

Loreen Arbus Focus on Disabilities Scholarships in conjunction with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, for student producers,

Mays Mission Scholarship Program-

Providian Medical Scholarship- bi-annual scholarship; not specifically for people with a disability,

The Sallie Mae Fund/Unmet Need Scholarship- not specifically for people who have disabilities but could be very helpful,

Sophia L. Gokey Scholarship/Sophia's Heart Foundation, for a student who has faced a significant challenge,

Spinlife Innovation in Motion Scholarship-

Swim With Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship-

Talbotís Womenís Scholarship Fund- for women, not disability specific

TG's Charley Wootan Grant Program- not disability specific; will award five million dollars in grants for the 2012/2013 academic year,

USA Funds-

Venture Clubs of America Awards-

State Resident specific General Disability Scholarships


California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc (resident of CA or HI)

Californians for Disability Rights/CDR Foundation Scholarship-

Cox Scholars College Scholarships/Mission Federal Credit Union- for San Diego high school seniors and adults re-entering school who are overcoming personal challenges while pursuing educational advancement,

DisAbility Awareness Foundation, Inc/Sharon Sacks Memorial Scholarship- for Orange County residents,

Dream-Plan Scholarship- for Los Angeles area high school seniors receiving special education support through an IEP,

James C. Basile Scholarship Fund for Ventura County residents/Ventura County Community Foundation, preference given to select categories of people including those with disabilities,

Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities- Bernard Siegel/Bill Tainter, Jr Scholarship††

SLOCCF/San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation- David B. Gianas Memorial Scholarship- limited to two specific high schools,

TEACh Scholarship Fund/Ventura County Community Foundation- Graduating high school senior or high school graduate under age 25 who is or has been in foster care or a group home in Ventura County; additional scholarship for persons over age of 25, not disability specific†

Other State, Disability Specific Scholarships:

Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship- for Rhode Island resident with significant physical disability,

Essex County Bar Association/Biunno Scholarship for Law Students with Disabilities, for NJ residents

Disability scholarship information for Iowa residents, list from University of Iowa,

Ford Family Scholarship Programs- The Ford ReStart Program supports non-traditional adult students beginning or returning to full-time post-secondary education. This program is offered in both Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Fulton Homes, Fulton Foundation/ Be Kool Stay in School Scholarships, for Arizona students who turn challenges into opportunities,

The Lep Foundation/John Lepping Memorial Scholarship- NJ residents only,

Louise C. Nacca Memorial for Educational Aid for the Handicapped Trust

c/o First Union National Bank 190 River Road NJ3132 Summit, NJ 07901 908-598-3582, for residents of NJ

Marianjoy Scholarship Program, serving several Illinois counties, for people with permanent disabilities including Cerebral Palsy,

Nevada residents- see Nevada Treasurerís office for information on the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship

North Dakota Community Foundation/Gerald and Edith Wallace Scholarship-

Southwest Florida Community Foundation/John and Ruth Childe Scholarship- for Lee County high school graduate,