College Scholarships for ADHD Students

Scholarships for ADHD

ADHD Scholarships

If you have ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, and you are seeking college scholarships for ADHD students to pay for your tuition, you may be surprised to find that there are actually few ADHD scholarship programs specifically for students with ADHD. Instead, you will do better to seek out scholarships for learning disabilities. There are numerous scholarships available for students who have learning disabilities.

Start by looking at the Learning Disability Organizations in your home state, such as the Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa. This organization and many organizations across the United States have learning disability scholarships, including ADHD scholarships for residents of their state. This particular ADHD scholarship awards three scholarships annually, in the amount of $1000 each. Those state specific college scholarships for ADHD will be less competitive than national scholarship programs as well, which makes them worth checking out even if the award amounts are small.

Another resource that students and parents seldom think about is scholarship programs that are only learned about through the Disabilities Department at the college that you will attend. It is vital that you check in with, and register with this department at the school, and inquire about available scholarship programs for learning disabled students when doing so.

Many of these college scholarships for ADHD are available only to those students who are registered, housed, or enrolled in through the Disabled Services Department at the school. For example, the Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship, is only available to those students who have been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center at the University of the Ozarks, in Clarksville, Arkansas, and the award amount is $1000 for each of the four years that the student is enrolled and meets other eligibility requirements.

Check into school specific college scholarships for ADHD available for learning disabled students as well. Many colleges offer at least one, if not several, ADHD scholarships for students who are learning disabled, and who will be attending that specific school, or even students enrolled in specific programs of studies – if they are learning disabled. Of course, ADHD Scholarships, although not specific, are considered learning disability scholarships as well.

Make absolutely certain that you check with vocational rehabilitation organizations or departments in your state and county as well. These organizations exist for the purpose of helping those who have been displaced or unable to work and get the educations that they need to find gainful employment – despite disabilities. Often, people mistakenly believe that these organizations only help adults who have already been in the workforce, but this isn’t true at all. They can also appraise graduating high school seniors and college students about scholarship and grant programs available for ADHD or learning disability scholarships.

Many organizations who would otherwise offer college ADHD scholarship programs for learning disabled students fail to do so because they assume that learning disabled students, such as those with ADHD will not be attending college. Today, nothing could be further from the truth, and in many cases, if you contact organizations or businesses that are related to ADHD in some way, you may find that they will help you to fund your education in some small way.

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18 Responses

  1. iris jennings says:

    Hello my name is iris and i am trying to find out some information on the adhd scholarship for my daugther she is trying to go to empire beauty and we need a scholarship can you please help.

  2. admin says:


    you can apply to any of the ADHD scholarships discussed in our site. Go directly to the scholarship sponsors website to do this. Also read up on these beauty school scholarships.

  3. Daniel King says:

    Hi my name is Daniel King and I have adhd and I am currently attending college right now and I am pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and my financial-aid has ran out, so I was looking for others ways to pay for college to finish up because I am so close to being done.

  4. admin says:


    read about some Graphic Design Scholarships. You may want to look into no cosigner student loans as a last resort. Go to

  5. Patricia says:

    Hello, my name is Patrica and I’m looking for scholarships/grants to assist my son in college. He has a learn disability do to his adhd and odd. He has completed high school. We have applyed for fed grant but it is not enought. Can you please direct us to help without us paying out for we dont have the money that is required for the kits. We have been searching for sometime now. Thank you for all your help and assistance

  6. Felipe says:

    Hi my name is Felipe and I have ADHD and depression.I am from Brazil. I need a neuroscientist that accept me in his lab for a postdoctoral and a scholarship.
    Is it possible for international students with ADHD?

  7. admin says:


    we can’t help you on this issue. On disability scholarships we can help though.

  8. Nyla says:

    Hello, My name si Nyla, I have ADHD and i was looking for any scholarships that will help me. My inteded major is Veterinary technology. Thank you

  9. admin says:


    read more at veterinary scholarships for college students and apply through the disability scholarship program which they should have.

  10. Kirsten says:

    Hi, couldn’t help but notice that most of these scholarships seem limited to high school seniors. My ADHD wasn’t diagnosed until I was 34, diagnosis and treatment got me back to school. Until I started getting treated, I had given up on completing college, but money is tight. Are there any scholarships for adult ADHD’ers?

  11. admin says:


    you may want to visit websites that provide support for people who have ADHD and see what student aid programs they offer. Many do have student aid programs too.
    Visit student loans and no-cosigner as a very good last resort. Read also little heard about scholarships too. Since you have a disability you can apply to any general disability program which just requires the applicant that they must have some type of disability to apply.

  12. Adriana Salcido says:

    Hello My name is Adriana, I am a high school senior with ADHD. I want to Major in Radiology. Is there a scholarship for that. i was diagnosed with ADHD when i was 12

  13. admin says:


    best be is to search for clubs, foundations or support websites about ADHD. Many times they have scholarships for ADHD students you may apply to.

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