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Community and Internet Resources


Education: Financial Assistance

Scholarships




National:
State Listings:  AZ / MO   (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


National

Affordable Colleges Online: College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities who are entering college will find that there are selective scholarship opportunities for which they may apply that can help pay for school. Discover scholarships, both for specific disabilities and more broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding.

Alexander Graham Bell Association For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides college scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students with moderate to profound hearing loss. Scholarship awards vary in amount and are not renewable. Applications are accepted between September 1st and January 1st of each year. For more information, visit the association's website or call (202) 337-5220.

New Sign Disability Call Center mission is to assist people with disabilities. They offer 2 new annual scholarships for college students at http://disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/ who have a disabling condition or are majoring in special education. The Disabled Student Scholarship, Deadline: August 1st, 2016, Scholarship Amount: $500. This scholarship program is for students who are suffering from a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution. The condition can be any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life. For more information, visit the Disability Care Center at the website above or send mail to 2875 South Orange Ave #500 Orlando, FL 32806 or call Phone number: (888) 504-0035 or send Email: scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org

Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, Inc. (ELA) offers an annual Scholarship Program for women with physical disabilities who are enrolled in a college or university graduate program in the United States. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000 per year. NOTE: This program is currently suspended. Contact the foundation at (805) 252-7983 to learn of future opportunities.

Hearing Bridges, formerly the League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offers the Minnie Pearl Scholarship to students with hearing loss. The scholarship offers up to $1,000 per year, for four years and can be used for undergraduate study at any accredited junior college, college, university, or technical school in the United States. Applicants to the Minnie Pearl Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

For more information contact the Bridge via phone at (615) 248-8828 (Voice/TTY) or via e-mail at ap@hearingbridges.org.

Lucent Pioneer Organization offers the Lucent Pioneer Organization Scholarship to assist with tuition for physically and mentally challenged students in pursuit of education. Students may apply each January and applications should be mailed to the nearest Lucent Technologies Pioneer office. For more information, call (888) 999-5877.

New Sign Masters in Education: Financial Aid and Scholarships provides information for teachers seeking funding for a Masters in Education. This guide discusses scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, teacher, graduate and research assistant jobs. Highlights of the guide are:

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (NCLD) offers the Anne Ford Scholarship, which is available to students of high merit with an identified learning disability (LD) in public or private secondary schools. To qualify, students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Financial need will be strongly considered. For more information or to obtain application procedures, visit the Center's website or e-mail AFScholarship@ncld.org.

NCLD has also outlined an extensive list of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Resources for Students with LD.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program recognizes the achievement by blind scholars by annually offering blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. For more information visit this website.

Through the Looking Glass National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities offers a scholarship for students of parents with disabilities in exchange for filling out a research survey in regard to being a student of a parent with a disability. This National Center is funded by the National Institute on Disability Research and Rehabilitation (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education. More information and application forms are available on Through the Looking Glassí website. Forms may also be requested by calling 1-800-644-2666. The Centerís services and activities include: national toll-free information and referral; technical assistance and consultations; professional trainings, workshops and presentations; national library and resources clearinghouse; publications and training modules; a national parent-to-parent network of parents with disabilities; international newsletter; website and bulletin boards; and regional and statewide systems development. Scholarships funds are available to graduating high school students who: 1. demonstrate academic and personal achievement; 2. have grown up with at least one parent with a disability; and 3. will be a high school graduate or graduating senior. Check the website January 1st and applications are due by March.

Pfizer's Epilepsy Scholarship Award offers a 1-year, $3000 scholarship that honors 16 outstanding students who have overcome the challenges of epilepsy, been successful in school and activities in the community and who have shown the desire to make the most out of college or graduate school. To enter, you must be:

You will also need to send proof of your grades and other activities and include two letters of recommendation (1 must be from your doctor) along with you application. For more information, or to obtain an application, visit the scholarship website or call (800) 292-7373.

Scholarship Search provides an opportunity for students to locate scholarships, loans, internships and other financial aid programs. The website features a specialized search function that allows a student to locate programs that match their education level, talents, and background. There is also an opportunity for students with disabilities to search for aid and/or programs designed with their type or level of disability in mind. For more information, visit their website.

Spina Bifida Association of America offers a Scholarship Fund to Association members. For more information visit the SBAA website or mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to, Scholarship Committee, c/o SBAA, 4590 MacArthur Boulevard, NW Suite 250, Washington, DC 20017.


State Listings


Arizona

Arizona State University, via their Disability Resource Center, offers a variety of scholarships to ASU students with disabilities. For more information, contact the center via phone at (480) 965-1234 (Voice), (480) 965-9000 (TDD) or via e-mail at Disability-Q@asu.edu.


Missouri

University of Missouri - Columbia offers the Frank Hodges Jr. Physical Disability Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to students with physical disabilities (mobility, vision, hearing, health related. The Office of Disability Services will provide recommendations for awards to the MU Student Financial Aid Office, which administers the fund. To qualify, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

A current transcript should be included with the application. The applicant can anticipate an interview upon receipt of application. The application deadline is typically in April. For more information, call (573) 882-4696 (Voice), (573) 882-8054 (TTY) or e-mail disabilityservices@missouri.edu.


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