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. Learn more about the ACB Scholarship Program.
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.
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. Learn more about the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education scholarships.
National Federation of the Blind (NFB): This is a competition offering merit-based scholarships ranging in amounts from $3,000 to $12,000, plus other prizes, to blind residents of the fifty States, The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who will attend college during the fall semester of 2019. Application deadline is March 31, 2019.