Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

  • The list below provides information about possible scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities. Students are also encouraged to explore funding options through state-funded vocational rehabilitation offices (in Pennsylvania, students can contact the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation).

    The listing is not meant to be an endorsement of any of the scholarships.

    Scholarships for Students with Cystic Fibrosis

    Creon 25 College Scholarship Program

    Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    901 Sawyer Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
    Telephone: 770-578-5898

    Scholarships for Hearing Impaired

    Alexander Graham Bell Scholarships

    3417 Volta Place, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20007-2778
    Telephone: 202-337-5220
    (limited to individuals who are prelingually deaf or hard of hearing and who use speech or speech reading to communicate)

    Sertoma International

    $1,000 Hearing Impaired Scholarship Program
    1912 E. Meyer Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO 64132
    Telephone: 816-333-8300

    Scholarships for Visually Impaired Students

    American Council of the Blind (ACB) Scholarship Office

    1155 15th Street NW, Suite 720
    Washington, D.C. 20005
    Telephone: 1-800-424-8666

    American Foundation for the Blind

    Information Center
    11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
    New York, NY 10001
    Telephone: 1-800-232-5463

    Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

    4600 Duke Street, Suite 430
    Alexandria, VA 22397
    Telephone: 703-823-9690

    The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)

    Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program
    477 H Street NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001-2694
    Telephone: 202-371-8880
    (limited to children and spouses of blinded veterans)

    The Christian Record Services

    444 South 52nd Street
    Lincoln, NE 68516
    Telephone: 402-488-0981

    The Jewish Braille Institute of America, Inc.

    110 East 30th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    Telephone: 212-889-2525
    (offered to students who are legally blind and wish to become rabbis, cantors, or Jewish educators)

    Lighthouse Guild Scholarships

    Lighthouse International
    111 East 59th Street
    New York, NY 10022
    Telephone: 212-821-9223
    (limited to students who are legally blind who attend schools and have legal addresses in one of these states: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or the other New England states)

    National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

    Anil Lewis, Chairman of NFB Scholarship Committee
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Office Telephone: 404-371-1000

    Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

    Scholarship Office
    20 Roszel Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    Telephone: 866-732-3585

    Scholarship for Students with Bleeding Disorders/Hemophilia

    National Hemophilia Foundation

    116 West 32nd Street, 11th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    Telephone: 800-42-HANDI (800-422-8694)

    Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

    Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

    Scholarship Office
    20 Roszel Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    Telephone: 866-732-3585

    Anne Ford Scholarship

    $10,000 award given to a high school senior
    National Center for Learning Disabilities
    381 Park Avenue South Suite 1401
    New York, NY 10014
    Telephone: 212-545-7510

    Miscellaneous Scholarships

    The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

    37 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301-4005
    Telephone: 603-225-6641
    (The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation offers scholarships to disabled students and are awarded to New Hampshire residents only)

    Very Special Arts (VSA)

    1300 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Suite 700
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    Telephone: 1-800-933-8721
    (limited to disabled individuals who are 25 years or younger and are instrumentalists or vocalists that perform as soloists)

    Oliver H. M. Jordan Memorial Scholarship

    Roger A. Margulies, Assistant Deputy Mayor
    Mayor Commission on People with Disabilities
    1401 J.F.K. Boulevard Room 900 MSB
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Fax: 215-686-4555