Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
August 19, 2010
Scholarships for Students with Craniofacial Anomalies seek to award students with craniofacial differences. A minimum of three $500 awards will be given as scholarships for students with craniofacial anomalies. To be eligible, students must be entering their first year in undergrad or first year in a graduate program.
Applicants to the Scholarships for Students with Craniofacial Anomalies must demonstrate academic success, proof of involvement in school or the community, leadership skills and future academic success.
Special People in Need Scholarship
The Special People in Need Scholarship seeks to award disabled students and provide them with the opportunity to fund their education. Applicants to the Special People in Need Scholarship must demonstrate financial aid and have their institution act as the award recipient. Also, to be rewarded with the Special People in Need Scholarship, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.
To apply, write to: Special People in Need Attn: Irene Peterson Citicorp Center, Suite 3700 500 West Madison Street Chicago, IL 60661-2511
The SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship is open to students who use a manual or power wheelchair. In order to be eligible for the SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarships, students must be at least 18 years of age, enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year accredited institution and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students for the SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship must also be US Citizens and cannot have a history of legal or educational disciplinary action.
The Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students is a scholarship opportunity for students who live with a major limb amputation. To be eligible for the Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students, applicants must have a major limb amputation, either from the ankle up or wrist up.
In order to apply for the Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students, applicants must submit a letter from an attending physician verifying amputation, a letter from the college confirming enrollment, a transcript, student’s social security number and a short essay describing how the amputation has affected the student’s life.