Disabled Scholarships

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First 10 Disabled scholarships:
Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000 and a paid summer position in one of the firm's domestic locations
Awards:
1
Deadline:
January 25th
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in the JD class of 2018 ( for 2016 application), must meet Finnegan's hiring criteria (a degree in life sciences/chemistry, engineering, or computer science, or substantial prior trademark experience), and must contribute to enhancing diversity. We define diversity broadly. Successful applicants have included members of racial, ethnic, disabled, and sexual orientation groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.
Contact:
Completed applications should be submitted to: Finnegan Diversity Scholarship c/o Laurie Taylor, Recruitment Manager Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. 901 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001-4413 Or emailed to: diversityscholarship@finnegan.com www.finnegan.com/careers/summerprogram/overview/
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 29
To qualify applicants must: Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizophreiform disorder, or schizoaffective disorder; Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up; Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment; Be a U.S. citizen and plan to attend a school in the United States; Be of the age of 18 years or older.
Contact:
Baer Reintegration Scholarship st P.O. Box #259 Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 www.reintegration.com/scholarship-program/
Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
January 31st
This $1,000 award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. It will be given to a student 19 or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field including art, music, science, math, athletics or community service. Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.
Contact:
Smart Kids with LD, 38 Kings Highway North, Westport, CT 06880. For information, contact us via email at Info@SmartKidswithLD.org.
The Simon Cancer Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$500-$2500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 31
- Enrolled in a 4 year University or College in Fall 2017. - University must be in the United States. - Student who will be Freshman in Fall 2017 are eligible to apply. - Past scholarship winners of The Simon Cancer Foundation are not eligible to reapply. - Applicants must sign an affidavit verifying they're had any type of cancer during their lifetime.
Contact:
The Simon Cancer Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 25093 Tamarac, FL 33320 E-mail: thescf@gmail.com Website: www.thescf.org
Fort Ord Alumni Association Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 01
Special consideration will be given to undergraduate/graduate students who are descendants (son, daughter or grandchild) of persons who served at Fort Ord during the course of their military service, or who served in any branch of the military, or who themselves served in the military or are disabled veterans. Eligibility, however, is not restricted to those who meet these criteria.
Contact:
California State University, Monterey Bay Fort Ord Alumni Association Alumni & Visitor Center 100 Campus Center Seaside, CA 93955-8001 Phone: 831.582.4116 Fax: 831.582.4117 Email: foaa@csumb.edu Website: foaa.csumb.edu/scholarships
SOARS Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science Internship
 
Amount:
10-week summer program at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado, with competitive wages, travel assistance to and from home, and paid housing and local transportation
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 1
SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers. A successful candidate should have completed the equivalent of two years of college. Have at least one semester of college remaining after the initial summer program. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the geosciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science; plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science. Have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident status.
Contact:
Laura Allen Program Coordinator Phone 303-497-8622 lallen@ucar.edu
AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$3000 per year x 2 years
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 2
The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS Giving Program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2018 are eligible to apply. Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Marine Biology is not eligible. Students eligible to apply for the AMS Minority Scholarship Program may also apply to the AMS Freshman Scholarship Program but can only accept one scholarship if selected for both.
Contact:
American Meteorological Society 45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108-3693 DC Office: 1120 G Street, NW, Suite 800 Washington DC, 20005-3826 amsinfo@ametsoc.org Phone: 617-227-2425 Fax: 617-742-8718 Contact Person: Donna Fernandez (617) 227-2426 ext. 246
Microsoft Scholarships
 
Amount:
Full tuition and fees, monthly stipend, summer internship after first year.
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
February 9
Open to undergraduates enrolled full-time at four-year universities only. Must be pursuing studies in computer science or related disciplines such as such as electrical engineering, math, or physics and must also demonstrate interest in computer science. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Four scholarships available: General Scholarships, Women's Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.
Contact:
Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303, https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships
ChairScholars Foundation National Program for Students With Disabilities
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000 per year x 4 years
Awards:
15-20
Deadline:
Feb 15
Open to high school seniors and college freshmen under the age of 21 who have a profound physical disability. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need and past or present community service/community contribution. Must include a recent photograph, three letters of recommendation, official high school transcripts including SAT and ACT scores, 300-500 word essay on the following: * How you became physically challenged. * How your situation has affected you and your family. * Your goals and aspirations for the future. Include your Parent's or Guardian's Federal income tax return from last year. If you are on SSI or some other form of aid you must inform us. If your parents are divorced, please send both tax returns. Physician's documentation of your disability.
Contact:
Chair Scholars Foundation 16101 Carencia Lane Odessa, FL 33556-3278 PH: (813) 926-0544 or (888) 926-0544 FAX (813) 920-7661 Website: www.chairscholars.org E-mail: chairscholars@tampabay.rr.com
ChairScholars Foundation New York Metropolitan Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Up to $5000 per year x 4 years
Awards:
4
Deadline:
Feb 15
Available to physically disabled students in the New York Metropolitan area, which includes the five boroughs of New York City, part of Long Island, northern and central New Jersey. It provides up to $20,000 in tuition over four years to attend the college or university of their choice. The student must be physically challenged and may be "chair-confined". The physical challenge must be significant. Must demonstrate financial need. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a high school senior enrolled in public school in the New York Metropolitan area. Student must include 300-500 word essay on the following: * How you became physically challenged. * How your situation has affected you and your family. * Your goals and aspirations for the future. Three letters of recommendation. Include your Parent's or Guardian's Federal income tax return from last year. If you are on SSI or some other form of aid you must inform us. If your parents are divorced, please send both tax returns. Send your High School transcripts, including your SAT and ACT scores and any honors or achievements you have earned. Physician's documentation of your disability. If you have obtained any other scholarships already you MUST inform us of that fact.
Contact:
Chair Scholars Foundation 16101 Carencia Lane Odessa, FL 33556-3278 PH: (813) 926-0544 or (888) 926-0544 FAX (813) 920-7661 Website: www.chairscholars.org E-mail: chairscholars@tampabay.rr.com URL: www.chairscholars.org/NYMA P.html