College scholarships for students with disabilities can help a great many people attend school a lot easier. There are hundreds of thousands of people in our country today that suffer from some form of disability. Many foundations, organizations, and companies have set up specific monetary rewards that can help these individuals attain a high quality of life by attending college through various types of scholarships for the disabled. Disability scholarships are not sparse. There are plenty out there for those who take the time to look and apply. Here we uncover many unknown scholarships and grants for students with disabilities, and hope this helps the many that are disabled acquire college financial help.

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79 Responses

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a person with visual disability from Ethiopia. Currently, I am teaching in public college in the capital city of the country. However, because of different reasons, I couldn’t pursue further education. The main is my disability. The other one is I am from poor family. Even when I apply to international universities, the reply is usually no as my disability needs additional money.
    Therefore, I kindly request you to facilitate me with further education. If so: one it helps me to be more efficient in my carrier. Secondly, I will be model for other disabilities to push the government to take the same measure in favor of disabilities. Thirdly, my students will be benefited much more from my efficiency and rich experience.
    With best regards Zelalem Temesgen.
    Physical address: Zelalem Temesgen P.o box 34486 Addis Ababa

  2. keri banks says:

    I have been looking and searching a long time for scholarships that are for of course mentally/physically disabled students that have specific impairments, and face challenges. I also been searching for scholarships that are for left handed disabled students, or disabled victims of abuse and crime. Also disabled orphans. I wonder if there are any of these kinds of scholarships out there, anywhere. I need scholarships for the schools that I am attending, and decide on, that is my choice of selection. please contact me very soon with any information, or details, advise, suggestions, and resources.
    thank you very much.

  3. admin says:

    since you are attending schools now, the first thing I would do is set up meetings with the financial aids office there to tell them of your wish. They may help you find what your looking for. You may have to fill out some paperwork. But be sure to fill it all out and get it back to them ASAP because application deadlines occur daily and you don’t want to miss out on a scholarship deadline. Next go to How to find a Student Loan Scholarship and click on the link “Find Free College Money” to apply at this free scholarship search engine and make sure you put in all your details about your disabilities and other info you mentioned above. Let this cpllege search engine do the work for you because it seems to produce better then normal results for students.

    Good Luck, and let me know how it turns out!

  4. Lorre Bradbury says:

    I am looking for scholarships to help partially deaf students with LVAS. It is Large Vestibular Aquaduct Syndrome, so rare that only 1% of all deaf people have it. My daughter is 18 and has just been diagnosed with the disability. It can be devasting emotionally, physically (vertigo, tinnitus, severe ear pain and exhaustion) and a challenge to make it through a day at college. Is there any financial help?

  5. admin says:


    your condition would fall under a disability scholarship of some kind, but I’m not familiar with any for Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome. You might want to do a scholarship search and indicate your disability to see if a scholarship search engine can find you something. We reccomend trying this large fast and easy scholarship search service. It seems to get good feed back from those who have tried it. Go to how to find a student loan scholarship and click the link that says “Find Free College Money”. Some times you never know unless you try.

    Good luck and let me know how you did!

  6. Julie Land says:

    My daughter will be attending a 4 year University in fall of 2009. She has ADD and was classified in school. We are looking for scholarships to help off set the cost of the tution. If you have any information can you direct me. Thanks you
    Mrs. Land

  7. admin says:

    see my comment above because it will apply to you too:
    First check into the financial aids office of where your daughter will be attending college and inquire into their disability scholarships program. There are many other various regular scholarships she may be eligible for too which the financial aids office can recommend you apply for. Set an appoinyment with them now, to have a meeting with a councilor face to face. Inquire into their disability scholarships and their need based or other scholarship programs your daughter may fall into.
    Secondly, check also into how to find a student loan scholarship and click the link “Find Free College Money” to see if your eligible for a disability scholarship through this gigantic scholarship search engine, or “any” scholarship whatsoever. It’s one of the best “free” search engines today and produces very good results.
    Good luck to you too, and let us know if you found out something that may help someone else so I can post it right here!

    Thank You!

  8. Juan Ramos says:

    Good Afternoon my name is juan ramos im 17 and will graduate in 2010, i was born with neurofibromatosis type 1, i was wandering if there are any type of scholarships for me.

  9. admin says:

    look into disability scholarships at the college/colleges you would like to attend. Target all the colleges you wouldn’t mind going to and call them (speak to the financial aids office). Ask them about their disability scholarship or disability financial assistance programs to help pay for college. Then, the ones which seem promising, go there to get the required paperwork (or have them mail it to you) to fill out and return.
    Try going here to read about NFCA’s Scholarship programs.
    Also, go to:
    try first here at student loan scholarships, and click on the link ‘Find Free College Money’ to see what scholarships you may be eligible for as a quick first step. This is a free service that is easy to use. Make sure you indicate your disability when answering the questions.

  10. symon says:

    Hi I want to know if deaf and hearing Impaired for international Bahamas (Nassau) can apply for scholarships?

  11. admin says:

    You want to contact the the government educational department and inquire into scholarships or grants for people with hearing impairment or a disability in the Bahamas. Also check into study abroad scholarships too, and the Fulbright Scholarship and check out the Fulbright Fellowship Program Scholarship Grant.

  12. Kelsey says:

    My name is Kelsey, and I was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, type III. I will be graduating in 2010. I was wondering if there were any special scholarships for people with short stature or who use electric wheelchairs?

  13. admin says:

    Kelsey go to ChairScholars National Program and read that. Also go to scholarships for short people. You always want to do a scholarship search on this free scholarship search engine to quickly see if you can land an easy scholarship. If you don’t give up you will eventually find something. Keep in mind when some college tells you ‘NO”, this just means they ran out of disability scholarship money for that year. Just move onto your next college of interest until you find a place who is loaded up with disability scholarships to hand out!

  14. Terri ODell says:

    I am looking for a scholarship, grant or loan to help offset the cost of sending my son to a high school that teaches to his learning differences. All the information I have found is for students going into college, which is great news because he plans to continue his edu. after high school. The problem is that with out a H.S. education he will not be able to. We have found a GREAT school. The cost is approximently $25,000 per semester. We could really use some financial help. Any ideas?

  15. admin says:

    The Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Dyslexic Scholarships may help you. Also go to Easy Tips on Scholarships for Private High Schools. this may give you some ideas. Also contact the Educational department in the state in which you reside and inquire into grants or scholarships for the disabled. They are a great resource help and can guide you towards other grant & scholarship, or finanncial options if they can’t help you.

  16. Samantha says:

    My sister has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a neuromuscular disease, and is in a motorized wheelchair. She is going to be a senior this fall and we are curious as to what college scholarships may be available to her.

  17. admin says:


    Go to ChairScholars National Program to see if this may be of assistance in helping your sister. Also, contact directly all colleges/universities in which your sister may be interested in attending and contact the financial aids office to inquire into their ‘disability scholarship programs’. You can do this all over the phone. Just make sure you speak to the person who is most knowledgable in the financial aids office who deals with these disability programs for the college. Also contact the ‘Educational Department’ in the state which you reside to inquire into all the colleges who participate in offering disability scholarships for your sister’s specific disability.

  18. Anjana says:

    I have been looking and searching a long time for scholarships that are for of course physically disabled students that have specific impairments, and face challenges. I also been searching for scholarships for disable women like me, or disabled victims of abuse and crime. Also disabled orphans. I wonder if there are any of these kinds of scholarships out there, anywhere. I need scholarships for the schools that I am attending, and decide on, that is my choice of selection. please contact me very soon with any information, or details, advise, suggestions, and resources.
    thank you very much.

  19. Anjana says:

    I want do some thing for disable women. Specialy physically disable women coz i am also a disable women so pls if u have any information contact me as soon as possible.
    I am waiting your help.
    thank you.

  20. admin says:


    you must contact the many different disability scholarships listed in our website directly…email them to see what they can do for you. You will have to apply to them; the ones that look favorable to your particular situation. You can also call them direct on the phone which I highly recommend, discuss your situation and get advice on your next step.

  21. admin says:


    you should go directly to the financial aids office; or call them on the phone, of the colleges you will be attending to discuss what disability scholarship options you have. If you have a disability their are many colleges who will help you. You must spend time calling or emailing them to so you can apply. Once they have your application they can quickly tell you what type of financial aid you qualify for. Everybody’s financial situation is different so they need a financial application from you.

  22. Ian says:

    I was born with a club foot and will be graduating in 2010. I am trying to find college scholarships for people with limb deformities.

  23. admin says:


    set up an appointment with the financial aids manager at the college or colleges you would like to attend and discuss your options. You have a physical disability and their should be grants or scholarships which the college may assist you with under their disability financial aids program. Most colleges/universities have money set aside specifically for this and they all may have different criteria which you would have to fall into. Some are more restictive then others. Also go to scholarship search to quickly do a free search.

  24. sudham says:

    I’m Sudham from Sri Lanka. I ‘m deaf by birth and presently working in a reputed bank in Sri Lanka. I’m looking for a scholarhip to do a degree in Australia USA or UK . Since my family has not enough financial resources to educate me further I’m so depressed. Can you pl. help me.

  25. admin says:


    go to Study Abroad Scholarships Grants are Unusual Scholarships and Get an Unusual Fulbright Scholarship and become a Fulbright Scholar. Also go to disability Fulbright scholarship program.
    Then go to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) -they recently announced several grants that have deadlines in July and August 2010.

  26. Charita Dillon says:

    My son has a cleft hand so has only two fingers on his left hand. Does he qualify for any type of disability sholarship?

  27. admin says:


    there are places that would consider this a disability. It would fall under a general disability. He would still have to qualify based on other criteria which each sponsor sets. Because your son has this disability he would be able to apply to most disability related scholarship programs. Apply to as many as he seems to fit into their scholarship criteria.

  28. Kelsey S. says:

    Hello my name is Kelsey, I am 17 years old and…
    I was diagnosed with NF 1 my freshman year of high school, during my sophomore year I had 3 back surgeries I had scoliosis(which comes along with NF 1) I had a tumor removed out of my arm, and I currently have a brain tumor. (tumors also come along with NF 1) I’m a very strong indepedent young lady for having all these health problems, my health problems do not set me back in life i am very smart, almost in the top-third of my class, however I do have a lot of pain and headaches and such. And I may have to have surgery to get my brain tumor removed.
    I am a senior in high school, I will be graduating early (December of 2010) and I will be attending college in January of 2011. I am wondering if there are any scholarships for people with disabilities like mine.

  29. admin says:


    go to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) -they recently announced several grants.

    Go to RSA Scholarship in Rehabilitation to see if this may be of help.

    Go to Government Disability Scholarships for College to read more helpful information.

    Also try a Fulbright Scholarship and more Fulbright Scholarship Program information. Also go to disability Fulbright scholarship program.

    We don’t know of any specific NF 1 scholarships although if you call a NF 1 type club/organization which you are a member of they may be helpful in directing you to some student financial aid source. You will want to contact the college you are interested in going to to discuss with the financial aids manager of your options for disability scholarships/grants/financial aid/fellowships. Most people totally overlook this and it works the best. You should be able to land some type of aid.

    Read also FAFSA.



  31. admin says:


    go to the VLIR Scholarship and see if this helps. Go to Fulbright Scholarships and more Fulbright Scholarships for disabilities.

    Other reading which may help you is:

    Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program an International study abroad scholarship
    Study Abroad Scholarships Grants are Unusual Scholarships
    Athens Greece ASCSA Study Abroad Scholarships

  32. Timothy says:

    I, am right (arm) disable I have completed my certificate in Geography and Information System ( GIS), after 14 years of my accident, But I want to go for a further study can you help me create a opporunity for me to go and do a further study please.

  33. admin says:


    I tell everyone this because not too many do this – make an appointment with the financial aids manager with the college you might be interested in and tell him you want to meet face to face on funding options to help you attend their college. Every college has grant/scholarship/student aid/need based monies allocated to them to award students anyway they seem fit. Since colleges only survive because of students attending they are deeply interested in helping you attend their college (it’s a business). If the colleges have the monies they will figure out a way to help you out. If they don’t use up the monies allocated to them by the federal government they will lose this funding amount for the following year so they want to use it up to keep uncle Sam awarding them yearly. The more they use up the more uncle Sam gives them every year. This is why colleges advertise heavily sometimes near you – they need to use up these monies quickly because the door will shut on them if they don’t.
    Go to unknown government disability scholarships to read more. As a last resort go to no co-signer student loans which are a good viable option because they are given out by the government with great payback terms!

    Also go to unknown college scholarships which give great ideas on getting student aid for college.

  34. Seth Kwaning Kore says:

    I am a physically disable young man from Ghana in West Africa. I am a graduate and wish to further my education (Masters) in U.S, Canada, UK and other European countries. I wish to seek your assistance for scholarship and other financial aid for person with disabilities.
    Thanks and many regards.

  35. Shari says:

    I am a 45 year old woman on SSDI due to a neuromuscular disease called Myasthenia Gravis. Where can I find scholarships for me?

  36. admin says:


    go to http://www.myasthenia.org/ContactUs.aspx and send them your question. They have student aid offerings but are very specific in scope. We are not aware of any scholarships specific for this disease except for Myasthenia Gravis scholarship by Tracy Lynn Allen’s family. It’s school specific though. You will find many more student aid if you just look for scholarships for disabled students in general.

  37. Vickie Rousey says:

    My son had a putuitary brain tumor, he has severe endicrone issues due to the tumor. Any scholarships for those impacted with such tumors?

  38. admin says:


    we are not aware of specific scholarships for the condition your son has but go to Unknown Government Disability Scholarships which may help you. Also go to Brain Tumor scholarships towards the bottom of the page.

  39. admin says:


    need based grants should help you – apply at the college your attending. Also read unknown Government Disability Scholarships which may help you.

  40. admin says:


    you may apply to the sponsors website of any scholarship you feel you match their criteria for. Since you are a graduate then you should be looking for graduate scholarships. Go to World Bank Scholarships for Graduate Students to start. Go to Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program. Also try the Byrd Scholarships Fulbright Scholarship. Try looking into Bursaries too.

  41. sarah says:

    Hi im a senior right now in high school and planning on going to college in fall 2012 but i have cleft hands and feet and was looking for a scholarship to help me

  42. admin says:


    have you tried the Cleft Palate Foundation for suggestions? They may have some ideas for you. You also want to apply to all the general disability scholarships too because you may qualify for all of them. Also go to high school scholarships too. Keep in mind that any scholarship you see they usually have a disability scholarship program you can apply to from that same sponsor. Just send them a quick email via their contact page and they will be able to tell you.

  43. Joseph Baraza says:


    Am hard of hearing from Kenya (East Africa) current transforming Disability life especial deaf .anyway i would like your assistance of getting scholarship and financial aid so i can be able to join Diploma in social work .

  44. Hunter says:

    Dear anyone who can help. I have neurofibromatosis, a 2.7 gpa and a 27 on my act. I am wondering if there are any scholarships out there that I would qualify for no matter the amount. I have little to no funding lined up for college and really want to be a CRNA. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  45. admin says:


    you can qualify for any scholarship which requires a disability of some sort, so you have a lot you can apply to. You must apply to a disability scholarship to see if you qualify for it and to win. There are many outlined on our website and many others if you search. Read more at government disability scholarships.

  46. Ariel says:

    I am an Army vet. Serve in Afghanistan. I was going i enroll my self in a university police academy. got disable in school. I graduated from a police program that the school has, I had a job line up, but my disability stop me from getting the job. My Dr. Told me that I will not be able to return to work for the next year. I will like then to continu with my education. But I don’t have money to sopport my self and my two kids. What can I do?

  47. admin says:


    read more on veterans scholarships to see if this helps. Also go to AFCEA scholarships grants and read about their military disabled vets scholarships. Read on Student Veterans of America scholarships. As a great last resort you can always apply for student loans without cosigner by yourself. They are gov loans with the best terms for students.

  48. Rosi says:

    Hi! We live in Taiwan, my daughter has Rheumatoid arthritis. We would like to get a scholarship for her to study here in Taiwan. She has Canadian and American citizenship.
    I would appreciate any info on this. Thank you so much.

    Rosi Moriarty

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