Lupus Scholarships for Disabled Students

Lupus Scholarship

Lupus Scholarships

If you have been diagnosed with Lupus, and you want to attend college, you should be aware that there are a few Lupus scholarships for disabledstudents available for those who suffer from Lupus. However, while there are numerous scholarships available for other disabilities or even for the disabled as a whole, there are actually very few Lupus scholarships offered specifically for those who have Lupus.

The most well known Lupus Scholarship for disabled students is the LIFE Scholarship. This Lupus scholarship is offered by the Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence. It is awarded each August and January, and may be given to more than one student. The maximum awarded is $500, and the funds are sent directly to the school. The student must have a diagnosis of Lupus, and must be carrying at least six credit hours each semester. Furthermore, he or she must maintain a 3.0 GPA, and be involved in at least one extracurricular activity as well. Go to L.I.F.E Lupus Scholarship program to get more information. You can also use this link to apply for this Lupus scholarship for disabled students. You must also have a letter from your physician, verifying your diagnosis of Lupus, your transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a 500 word essay concerning how Lupus has affected your life.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island, Queens, New York has one scholarship for Lupus program, and one Lupus grant program. The scholarship for disabled program is called the Maxine Manara Memorial Scholarship Program, and it awards at least $500. You must have Lupus, and live in Nassau, Suffolk, or Queens to be eligible for this award, and you must show financial need as well. The grant that is offered through the alliance is the Bridge to Education Grant. This grant is awarded to college students who have Lupus, and who live in Nassau, Suffolk, or Queens, and who show financial need. You can get information on both of these programs at Lupus Scholarships.

The Lupus Alliance of American, Upstate New York Affiliate offers the Cheryl Malke Memorial Scholarship Award. You must have Lupus, or be the child of someone who has Lupus in order to be eligible. Furthermore, this Lupus scholarship is primarily for graduate students, or those who have at least completed two years of undergraduate study. There are other eligibility requirements as well, but not a great deal of information can be gleaned from the website at Instead, you will have to call the organization at 800-300-4198.

Another scholarship for people with Lupus is from the Michigan Lupus Foundation. The amount of this award varies depending on the donations received by the scholarship fund. You must be a diagnosed Lupus Patient, and be a resident of Michigan and planning to attend a Michigan school. To learn more about the eligibility requirements for this scholarship for disabled, or to apply, you can visit scholarships for people with Lupus.

As you can see, there really are few options for Lupus Scholarships, but you should also take advantage of any other scholarships for disabilities in general as well, as opposed to those that are only available for specific medical conditions.

Guidelines for disability scholarships.



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7 Responses

  1. I have lupus and I have had it since 1986 and I want to go back to college. I have some college credit from pulaski tech college in North Little rock, Ark. How can I apply for a scholarship and grant to continue my education.

  2. admin says:


    apply to any Lupus scholarship where you seem to fit the qualifications. Look into foundations and organizations which provide support for Lupus. Many times they do have scholarships which you can apply to.

  3. Catalina says:

    I live in Michigan so I am really interested for the one for people in Michigan however, the link does not work

  4. admin says:


    thanks for the heads up on a bad link!

    Go to link and click on it. It’s a new scholarship for lupus.

    Hope this works for you!

  5. Jodi Norton says:

    My name is Jodi Norton and I am President and Co-Founder of the Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence (L.I.F.E.). Some of your information is not correct or updated. All scholarships are merit-based and they are a minimum of $500 not a maximum of $500. We no longer give scholarships in August and January. L.I.F.E. Scholarships are awarded only in August unless the student is receiving a sponsored award which can be given any time during the year based on the donor. Our Sponsorship Program was started in 2014. Companies, non-profits or individuals can sponsor an award with a min of $500 and are encouraged to do so as our awards are in high demand and very competitive. In 2015, we started a Degree Completion Program for past winners. For more information please visit our website at: All students must meet all criteria on our website and apply using L.I.F.E.’s application only. All winners must be willing to share their story with the public.
    Please correct this information. Thank you.

    L.I.F.E.’s mission is two-fold: to provide lupus awareness and give merit-based scholarships to college students overcoming the limitations of lupus-showing incredible strength, courage and perseverance. L.I.F.E. has awarded over 90 scholarships in over 30 states. GOAL-awards given to students from all states.

  6. kakanyero wilfred says:

    I am Wilfred a visually impaired person. I sat my UNEB from Uganda and I scored 17 points but due to lack of resources I can not continue with my studies. I appeal to you to include me in your program so that I have the grate opportunity of achieving my dream.

  7. admin says:


    read more about college bursaries.

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