Scholarships [Non UWW]

External Scholarships 

Disability-Related Scholarships and Awards

Please utilize the following website for Disability related scholarships from regional and national organizations. 


Incight Go Getter Scholarship

Proyecto Vision

Chewning Legal, LLC.

A $500 scholarship reserved for graduating high school seniors in Wisconsin, who plan on attending a 4-year college or university and has a parent or parents who are currently receiving SSDI or SSI (Social Security Disability or Income). Scholarship deadline is April 30, 2015.

Transition Improvement Grant (TIG) Scholarship

The Transition Improvement Grant is now accepting applications for two 2015 scholarships.  TIG will be awarding two $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating high school students with a disability pursuing further education.  Students must be graduating in the Spring of 2015, and be a student receiving special education services.  Students must complete and submit the online application and essay questions to be considered. 

The application may be completed by clicking HERE or by visiting Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. March 31, 2015.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Now is the time to think about how the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program can help get YOU overseas! To encourage diversity, the program strongly urges undergraduate students with disabilities to apply for its scholarships, which can help cover the costs of study abroad expenses or disability-related support while you're abroad. Apply Here.

Hearing Loss/Deafness

Graduate Fellowship Fund
Gallaudet University Alumni Association
202-651-5060 (Voice/TTY)

Hard of Hearing and Deaf Scholarship
Sertoma International

Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program
The EAR Foundation
800-545-7373 (HEAR)
615-627-2724 (voice/TDD)

William C. Stokoe Scholarship
National Association of the Deaf: Stokoe
(301) 587-1789 (TTY)

Visual Impairments

ACB Scholarship
American Council of the Blind

AFB Scholarships
American Foundation for the Blind

CCLVI Scholarships
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

CRS Scholarship
Christian Record Services for the Blind

Lighthouse Scholarships
Lighthouse International

NFB Scholarships
National Federation of the Blind

Physical/Mobility Impairments

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship

National MS Society Scholarship Program
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

SBA Scholarship Program
Spina Bifida Association of America
202-944-3285 ext. 23

Health Impairments

HFA Educational Scholarship
Hemophilia Federation of America

IDF Scholarship Program
Immune Deficiency Foundation

Kevin Child Scholarship
National Hemophilia Foundation
800-424-2634 ext. 3700

Scholarships for Survivors Program
Patient Advocate Foundation

Solvay Cares Scholarship
Solvay Pharmaceuticals

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
888-393-3863 (FUND)

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship

The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire recognizes and supports individuals with ADHD in the US who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school in the United States.The Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in the transition to higher education.

All paper applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked by February 18, 2015. Online applications including the letter of recommendation must be submitted by February 18, 2015, 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

For information on the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire, including the full rules and regulations, please visit<

Learning Disabilities

Ann Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship
National Center for Learning Disabilities

Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship
P. Buckley Moss Society

Learning Ally National Achievement Awards

Hydrocephalus Association

Mental Health

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship


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