Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The scholarships on this page provide funding to students with physical and cognitive disabilities.

The A.G. Bell Scholarship

The A.G. Bell Scholarship provides $1,500-$2,500 scholarships for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and are pursuing a degree at an accredited university.

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program is designed for rising juniors with disabilities. The program guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process; connects them with some of the world’s leading corporations for potential internships; deepens their leadership skills; builds their confidence as a person with a disability; engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community consisting of current and past Fellows, and provides access to prestigious scholarships.

The National Science Foundation

Each year the National Science Foundation awards approximately 1,000 three-year Graduate Fellowships. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering.

You do not have to be accepted to a graduate program to apply and being awarded an NSF Fellowship can enhance your graduate school applications.  If you have previously been awarded an NSF REU and have plans for graduate school, please consider applying.

Applications are welcomed from students in the sciences and women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents.

Steps for Doug

Steps 4 Doug provides scholarships to families impacted by an ALS Diagnosis. Each year they provide a number of scholarships to those whose family has been impacted by ALS. There are a number of factors that go into awarding each scholarship, but the main considerations are level of connectedness to ALS, financial need, and academic aspirations.

Organization for Autism Research

The Organization for Autism Research site contains three different scholarships for students with autism.

NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

The NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship offers eight (8) scholarships to be used in the fall semester of 2022 to incoming and undergraduate students (at any accredited college or university), and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing careers in media, communications, or entertainment industries that will be enrolled inĀ collegeĀ or a university during Fall 2022 are eligible. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their college or university.

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarships

The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarships are available to applicants with a demonstrated learning challenge (disability) of dyslexia or similar reading and/or language-based disability. Scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $500 to $2,500. Historically, approximately 20% of applicants are awarded a scholarship. Awardees may apply the scholarship funds towards the following: tuition, books, testing, tutoring, assistive technology, and other resources required to obtain accommodations.