Scholarship Resources for Students with Disabilities
As Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is notified of scholarship opportunities related to a specific disability population, students that may be eligible will be contacted by email with the scholarship information. Please review the following for current scholarship and award information.
American Council of the Blind (ACB): The ACB has a great opportunity for students who are legally blind to earn a scholarship, whether you are going to a technical college, an entering freshman, undergraduate or a graduate student. Over $45,000 in scholarships are awarded to students each year. To be eligible, you need to be legally blind in both eyes, maintain a 3.3 GPA, and be involved in your school/local community. Please visit the ACB website to complete the scholarship application.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): The ASAN Autistic Scholars Fellowship program, a new ASAN project to advance campus leadership, will provide 3 to 5 autistic students $5,000 tuition scholarships each to create systems change on their college campuses.
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI): The CCLVI is an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind awards three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to fulltime college students - an incoming freshman, an undergraduate and a graduate student - all of whom must be low vision, maintain a strong GPA and be involved in school/local community activities. To access the guidelines, application and vision certificate form, visit the CCLVI website and click on the Scheigert Scholarship link.
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio Scholarship (Information and Application): Scholarship program benefiting blind college students currently living in or attending college in the state of Ohio during the 2018-19 academic year.
Robert and Emily Beasley Scholarship: The Robert and Emily Beasley Scholarship is awarded to students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services or students who are a part of the GED Scholars Initiative. The scholarship is directed toward tuition and room and board expenses. Please visit the Kent State Student Financial Aid website for further information on the Robert and Emily Beasley Scholarship.
Richard T. Cunningham Scholarship: The Richard T. Cunningham Scholarship is specific to students with spinal cord injuries who are currently enrolled in Kent State University. Please visit the Kent State Student Financial Aid website for further information on the Richard T. Cunningham Scholarship.
Student Financial Aid: Kent State University offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students enrolled at the Kent Campus and the Regional Campuses. Scholarship awards can be based on a variety of criteria including academic merit, talent, demonstrated financial need, field of study, participation in a specific program, organization or activity, and/or any combination of the above. Please visit the Student Financial Aid website for further information.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology): Provides information on college funding for students with disabilities as well as resources for disability-related scholarships and awards. Please visit DO-IT's website for further information.
The P. Buckley Moss Society: The P. Buckley Moss Foundation administers three scholarships that were initially established by the Society. The Judith Cary Memorial Scholarship is for students who are pursuing or entering a bachelor's or master's degree in Special Education. The Anne and Matt Harbison Scholarship is for a graduating high school senior with a certified language related learning difference who is pursuing post secondary education. The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship goes to one or more high school seniors with financial need, with certified language-related learning difference and artistic talent, who plan a career in visual arts. Please visit the P. Buckley Moss Society's website for further information about scholarships.