Wheelchair Scholarship for Disability


Wheelchair Scholarships

Wheelchair scholarship disability programs are out there, offering those individuals that rely on a wheelchair to get around a great way to pay for college. One of the top wheelchair scholarship programs available is the 1800 Wheelchair Program. They have been offering disability scholarships annually for the past 8 years. This past year they had approximately 200 applications submitted. Applicants have to submit an essay that describes how they have offered a helping hand to others. This essay needs to be 500 words long. There are two winners each year, each getting a disability scholarship of $500. All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited high school or college in the USA. They must be at least 16 years of age, and if they are in high school they must be a senior.

All applicants for the 1800 wheelchair scholarship must be in good standing at their school with a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants are taken from February 1st through June 30th. Applicants must rely on the use of a wheelchair to get around at least 50% of the time to be eligible for these wheelchair scholarships.

SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship Program is offered for those students that are confined to a wheelchair. It can be manually operated or it can be electric. There is one $500 disability scholarship awarded annually to a student that is attending an accredited four year university as an undergraduate.  Applicants for such wheelchair scholarship opportunities must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Another stipulation is that the applicants can have any disciplinary actions against them at the school or with law enforcement to be eligible. Applications are taken from January 15th through April 1st.

The AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship is offered to a full time college student that is enrolled in an accredited program as an undergraduate. The student must use a wheelchair at least 50% of the time. The $500 disability scholarship is offered to one recipient annually to assist with books and fees. The recipient though will get the funds twice a year, in the fall and spring, so the amount is $1,000 total. Applications are taken from January 10th through April 15th.

A great wheelchair scholarship to consider is offered by The Wheelchair Mavericks. They have various sponsors that offer funds for the disability scholarships, and many of these are available are named after those sponsors. The amount of award can range from $250 to $2,850. The amount of money available depends on the funds that they get annually. There are different application dates, deadlines, and criteria due to the many different types of wheelchair scholarship funds that are readily available.

Chair Scholars Foundation offers disabled scholarships to low income individuals that use a wheelchair. Applicants must be enrolled in a vocational school program or an accredited college. Applicants must submit an essay with the application that explains how the funds will help them to pursue their dreams.Each year five winners are awarded $1,500. Applications are taken from February 1st through April 15th. Winners will be notified by May 15th and the funds can be used for education the following fall.

In 2003, the National MS Society Scholarship Program was implemented. This wheelchair scholarship program is offered to over 500 applicants in the past couple of years. In the first few years, they had limited funds. The amount of award can vary from $250 to $2,500. In 2010 this wheelchair scholarship fund offered over $1 million in assistance to those in a wheelchair that wanted to pursue higher levels of education. Applications are taken from February 1st through May 1st each year. There is a 500 word essay that must accompany the application. The topic for the essay varies each year, and typically involves a topic that is important in society and for those with a disability. Applicants must also be enrolled in a four year accredited college program for the upcoming fall.



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5 Responses

  1. MOLLIE BAILEY says:

    I have MS and want to go back to school. I have been accepted at UMUC. Please advice me on how to apply for a grant. Thank you, Mollie L. Bailey

  2. admin says:


    you can apply to any scholarship we write about by going directly to the scholarships sponsors website to apply. I would also visit your FinAids office of the college you are attending and speak to the manager their about all your student aid options – disability and need based.

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