Chapter 2. Section 6
Chapter 2: Education
Section 6: Scholarships and Financial Aid
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Visit Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Website
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) works globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk.
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
Visit American Council of the Blind (ACB) Website
The American Council of the Blind's (ACB) mission is to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
American Foundation for the Blind
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The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. They mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit earned by individuals who complete an approved term of national service in AmeriCorps programs. The award is named after Eli Segal, a pioneer of national service and the first CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Here is the link for more information.
Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship
Visit Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship Website
The Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors with a certified language-related learning disability. This award is for post-secondary education and you must be nominated by a P. Buckley Moss Society member to be eligible for this award.
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
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The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is a professional membership organization dedicated exclusively to professionals who provide services to persons with vision loss.
Baer Reintegration Scholarship
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For students with schizophrenia and related disorders.
Blinded Veterans Association
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BVA Field Service Program uses a nationwide network of blinded veterans to find veterans who are experiencing vision loss and to provide counseling and link these veterans to the variety of services that may be needed. Employment assistance can also be provided.
BVA offers spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans a chance to continue their education through the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program.
Christian Record Services
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Summer and Winter - National Camps for Blind Children - Offers summer and winter camps nationwide for blind and visually impaired people ages 9-65. Camp information and application forms are on their website.
Partial scholarships are offered to legally blind young people striving to obtain a college education. Scholarships are given on a limited basis to those who qualify.
The College Board Scholarship Search online tool helps students locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match their education level, talents, and background. Students complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from the database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid.
CollegeNET, Inc. is a Portland, Oregon-based, privately held company providing Intelligent Connections® web-based on-demand technologies to colleges, universities, and non-profits.
Council of Citizens with Low Vision
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Check their website for information.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Visit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Website
The CF Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, and nearly every CF-specific drug available today was made possible with our financial support. They are a donor-funded, 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau's (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance program.
Follow this link, www.cff.org/LivingWithCF/Scholarships/, to see the programs available for those with Cystic Fibrosis.
Disability Awareness Scholarship
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MilitaryVALoan.com offers scholarships in support of disability awareness. Every year, a prospective or current college student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school.
Applicants should submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great.
FastWeb, a free Internet scholarship search service that helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.
Each FastWeb user answers a detailed questionnaire about themselves. The site then uses this data to generate a personalized suite of information of scholarships, colleges, internships, jobs, and more. At the heart is FastWeb's scholarship database - a comprehensive and accurate compilation of national, community, and college-specific scholarships available anywhere. Updated continuously, FastWeb's database contains over 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion.
Federal Financial Aid and College: An Overview for Students with Disabilities
Visit Federal Financial Aid and College: An Overview for Students with Disabilities Website
HEATH's annual popular resource guide contains completely updated and revised information to help individuals with disabilities to seek and obtain financial assistance for post secondary education.
The guide describes federal financial aid programs, state vocational rehabilitation services, and regional and local sources. A listing of nationally awarded grants and a precollege checklist to organize the search for funds complete the guide.
Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)
Visit Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) Website
Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance-grants, loans and work-study programs -for education beyond high school.
- Grants are a type of financial aid that do not have to be repaid.
- Loans are borrowed money that must be repaid with interest.
- Work-study lets you earn money while enrolled in school to help pay for education expenses.
FinAid, The Financial Aid Information Page
Visit FinAid, The Financial Aid Information Page Website
Website with much of the financial aid and scholarship information a student needs. There is no fee to use this site.
Foundation for Science and Disability
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The Student Award Program of FSD helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre-medical/dental areas for graduate or professional students with disabilities. FSD has established a Science Graduate Student Grant Fund, which is available to fourth year undergraduates (who are disabled and have been accepted to a graduate or professional school in the sciences) and graduate science students who have a disability. Awards of $1000 each are made to qualified college or university students with a disability in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering. Awards are given for an assistive device or instrument, or for some other special need.
Four Directions Summer Research Program
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The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is a unique summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. Students engage in a basic science research project under the direction of a Harvard Medical School Faculty Mentor. Additional activities include clinical shadowing, career development seminars, weekly Talking Circles, networking events and more.
Gallaudet University Alumni Association - Graduate Fellowship Fund
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By agreement between the GUAA and the Board of Trustees of Gallaudet University, the income from the investment of the GFF is used to provide financial assistance to deaf graduates of Gallaudet University and other accredited colleges and universities in pursuit of graduate study at colleges and universities for people who hear normally.
Immune Deficiency Foundation
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The Immune Deficiency Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate students living with primary immune deficiency diseases. It is intended for undergraduate students attending or entering college or a technical training school. Follow this link to visit the Immune Deficiency Foundation scholarship webpage.
While Learning Ally remains a leading provider of audiobooks – including the world’s largest library of audio textbooks – the organization has become a critical resource to not only students in need, but also their parents, families, and educators.
From delivering parent services, webinars and tools for managing a learning difference to providing links to support networks, certifiers and professionals in the field of learning disabilities, their goal is provide a community of support – online, on the phone and in person. They help parents manage the challenges that come with supporting a child with a reading and learning disability.
National AMBUCS, Inc.
Visit National AMBUCS, Inc. Website
National AMBUCS, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization with a diverse membership dedicated to inspiring mobility & independence.
Their mission is to inspire people to conquer challenges related to mobility and independence, through a nationwide network of volunteer chapters, working in partnership with physical, occupational and speech therapists; by providing Amtryke adaptive trykes, scholarships for therapists and many forms of community service
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Visit National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Website
The National Federation of the Blind is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. The NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in all fifty states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.
National Hemophilia Foundation
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The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.
Oklahoma College AssistanceProgram (OCAP)
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The Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP), formerly known as the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program, provides college access, aid awareness, financial literacy and student loan management programs and services that benefit students, parents, schools and community partners.
Oklahoma Foundation for the Education of Blind Children and Youth, Inc.
Visit Oklahoma Foundation for the Education of Blind Children and Youth, Inc. Website
Nonprofit foundation promoting quality educational services for blind and visually impaired children and youth statewide. Provides mini-grants for student educational needs not met by other sources. Scholarship program.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program
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The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program (OTAG) is a need-based grant program for Oklahoma residents who attend eligible colleges, universities and career technology centers in Oklahoma. Awards are approved for full-time or part-time undergraduate students.
Parke-Davis Epilepsy Scholarship Program
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The Parke-Davis Scholarship Program administers 16 scholarships annually for students with epilepsy. Applicants must be currently under a physician's care for treatment of epilepsy and must be taking anti-epileptic medication.
Sallie Mae Student Loans
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The company primarily provides federal and private student loans, including consolidation loans, for undergraduate and graduate students and their parents. In addition, Sallie Mae offers comprehensive information and resources to assist students, parents, and guidance professionals with the financial aid process.
Sertoma is the hearing health nonprofit service organization, helping the more than 50 million people with hearing health issues.
VSA Arts John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Visit VSA Arts John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Website
An international organization offering arts-based programs in creative writing, dance, drama, music, and the visual arts. A variety of programs are offered through VSArts state affiliate organizations. Provides an online art gallery for the work of artists with disabilities. Sponsors arts festivals, Legacy art program for older adults, playwright discovery award, Young Soloists Award, arts programs for children, and events that showcase the talent of artists with disabilities. Provides an arts, disability and education searchable database with links to resources nationwide.
The VSA arts International Young Soloists Award annually recognizes outstanding young musicians with disabilities and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. All types of music are accepted - country, classical, jazz, rap, rock, bluegrass, world, etc. A committee of distinguished music professionals selects the award recipients who receive $5,000 and the opportunity to perform in Washington, D.C.