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First 10 Disability scholarships:

Amount:
$500-$1000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
April 23
Open to residents of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Tioga, PA Counties. Must demonstrate leadership qualities and be a solid citizen in the community. Students do not need to have the best grades in class but rather strives to be his or her best at all times. Experience overcoming an obstacle related to physical adversity.
Contact:
Community Foundation of Elmira- Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. 307 B East Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 Tel: 607-734-6412 Fax: 607-734-7335 Contact: Nancy Van Fleet nvf@communityfund.org
Amount:
$500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
April 26
All high school seniors who will be attending college for the first time in the Fall of 2015 can apply for the scholarship. The fifth friend scholarship is intended for a student who comes from a divorced family and has struggled with ADD/ADHD during their high school career. The scholarship will be awarded to students who have a cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 3.0.
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 27th
The recipient of the Dakota Pequeno Memorial Scholarship will be a student who has shown perseverance in eliminating obstacles that epilepsy and seizures may present, courage in dealing with epilepsy/seizures, community involvement, and commitment to their education. Eligibility Requirements: Must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder and confirmed by a letter from a physician. Must be a high school senior or a high school graduate between the ages of 17-25. Must live in Michigan. For applicants going to school out-of-state, your permanent address must be located in Michigan. Must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program. Must submit a completed application and one letter of recommendation, preferably from an educator. Write a short essay regarding epilepsy.
Contact:
Phone: Toll Free (800) 377-6226 (248) 351-7979 Mail: Main Office Southfield Office: Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan 25200 Telegraph Road Suite 110 Southfield, MI 48033 www.epilepsymichigan.org/page.php?id=223
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 28
Our goal for 2018 is to award Ruby's Rainbow scholarships to individuals with Down Syndrome seeking higher education, post-secondary or enrichment classes. This grant is for individuals with Down syndrome who are 18 years of age or older. Desire and intent to enroll or continue enrollment in a class or program that will enhance your life through employment, independent living or life skills, or interests in any other areas. Programs must be within the United States at this time. Provide copy of High School Diploma or equivalent (certificate of completion) or transcripts if graduating in the spring of this year. Individuals who were previously awarded a Ruby's Rainbow scholarship may now apply the following year by filling out our Re-Apply Application.
Contact:
If you need assistance with the application process please do not hesitate to email liz@rubysrainbow.org or call 512-879-7801. Send application to: Ruby's Rainbow PO BOX 153095 Austin, TX 78715 www.rubysrainbow.org
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
2
Deadline:
Apr 29
Full-time students, Residents of Arkansas, Distance Education.
Contact:
Arkansas Distance Learning Association www.ardla.org Contact: Teresa Roebuck at roebucktc@conwaycorp.net
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
5
Deadline:
Apr 30
Open to females with hemophilia or Van Willebrand Disease (vWD). Must be U.S. citizen and entering or attending accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university or vocational/technical school in fall of application year.
Contact:
Bernice Diaz Administrative Support Factor Support Network Phone: (805) 388-9336 Toll Free: (877) 376-4968 Fax: 805-482-6324 Email: bernicediaz@factorsupport.com
Amount:
Minimum $1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 30
The Athlete will be nominated by his/her High School Coach. The coach will write a letter of nomination including the following.... 1. A general history of the Athlete as he/she relates to the team 2. The impact the Athlete has had on the team 3. The impact the Athlete has made on you, the coach. 4. If the Athlete has cancer, explain the Athlete's specific type cancer, general overview of treatments and present health status. If the Athlete's parent is fighting cancer, give a general overview of their situation. 5. Please give us any other information you would like to share about the player and why he/she should recieve the scholarship award. Coaches Please Note: Nominations must be sent from your school e-mail address.
Contact:
Forward your letter of Nomination to: Scholarship@athleteskickincancer.com
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
8
Deadline:
April 30
Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives. Applicants must be citizens of the United States who plan to enroll or are enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school located in the United States. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license or certificate.
Contact:
Elaine Chapin Fund 4367 Humber Circle Saint Louis, Missouri 63129 elainechapinfund@gmail.com www.ElaineMemorial.com
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 1
We support college scholarships for athletes who participated in organized competitive youth, high school or collegiate athletics and subsequently have sustained a life changing accident or illness (e.g. paralysis, blindness, cancer, amputation, head injuries). Scholarship recipients will meet the admissions standards at a four year or graduate level institution of higher learning. Following matriculation at the institution, the scholarship recipient shall maintain satisfactory progress towards their degree program and maintain a minimum grade point average of no less than 2.5 cumulative and the minimum required by their department to be considered %u201Cin good academic standing%u201D. Recipients will provide a copy of their cumulative transcript as well as a letter requesting renewal of their scholarship at the end of each academic year in order to receive aid in subsequent academic years.
Contact:
Swim With Mike USC Heritage Hall 203B 3501 Watt Way Los Angeles, CA 90089-0602 Phone: 213.740.4155 Fax: 213.740.1306 https://www.swimwithmike.org For questions or additional assistance, please email us at info@swimwithmike.org or call us at 213.740.4155.
Amount:
$3,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 1
OAR's scholarship program provides non-renewable $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum. OAR is pleased to invite applications from persons with an autism diagnosis (DSM-IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time, post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training in any of the following: Four-year undergraduate college or university Two-year undergraduate college; Trade, technical or vocational school; Cooperative life skills programs; Applicants must choose between one of the following options: The Schwallie Family Scholarship for higher-functioning students. The Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship to support students with more severe autism diagnoses Eligibility: Any individual with an established autism diagnosis and who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the United States for the Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 semesters is eligible to apply. Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on a full-time basis or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field (e.g., studying to be a paralegal, chef, etc.). Past recipients of a Schwallie Family Scholarship or immediate family members of any person serving on OAR's Board of Directors or Scientific Council are not eligible to apply.
Contact:
Organization for Autism Research 2000 North 14th Street, Suite 240, Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703.243.9710 If you are unable to find what you are searching for or have additional questions, please contact Wendy McKinnon, programs and outreach associate, at scholarship@researchautism.org or 703-243-3466. Url: www.researchautism.org/news/otherevents/scholarship.asp