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.

1-800 Wheelchair.com Scholarship-www.1800wheelchair.com

Academy of Special Dreams Scholarship- www.specialacademy.org

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

American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship Program- www.aahd.us††

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship- www.ameriglide.com

April Holmes Foundation, Inc.- www.aprilholmes.com

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, www.bannerwitcoff.com

B.R.I.D.G.E. Endowment Fund Scholarship- www.ffa.org

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Scholarships, for individuals with neurological disabilities, www.brpf.org

ChairScholars Foundation- www.chairscholars.org

Council for Exceptional Children- www.cec.sped.org

DisABLED Person Foundation- www.disabledperson.com

Incight Scholarship- www.incighteducation.org

The Independence Foundation Scholarship- www.theindependencefoundation.org

Italian Catholic Federation/Gifts of Love Scholarship for Special People Scholarship Program, http://icf.org/forms/giftsapp.pdf

Janette Rankin Womenís Scholarship Fund, women over the age of 35, not disability specific, www.rankinfoundation.org

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

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

Law Student Scholarships by Disability or Medical Condition list, www.law.uidaho.edu

Loreen Arbus Focus on Disabilities Scholarships in conjunction with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, for student producers, www.emmysfoundation.org/loreen-arbus-focus-disability-scholarship

Mays Mission Scholarship Program- www.maysmission.org

Providian Medical Scholarship- bi-annual scholarship; not specifically for people with a disability, www.providianmedical.com/providian-medical-scholarship

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

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

Spinlife Innovation in Motion Scholarship- www.spinlife.com

Swim With Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship- www.swimwithmike.org

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, http://www.aie.org/wootan/

USA Funds- www.usafunds.org

Venture Clubs of America Awards-

State Resident specific General Disability Scholarships

California:

CAPED-www.caped.net

California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc (resident of CA or HI) www.chea-elks.org

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, www.ww2cox.com/mycommunity/SanDiego

DisAbility Awareness Foundation, Inc/Sharon Sacks Memorial Scholarship- for Orange County residents, www.disaf.org

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

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

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

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

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†www.vccf.org

Other State, Disability Specific Scholarships:

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

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, www.iowacompass.org

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. www.tfff.org

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

The Lep Foundation/John Lepping Memorial Scholarship- NJ residents only, www.lepfoundation.org

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, www.marianjoy.org

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, www.floridacommunity.com

 

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