Scholarships for Students with a Physical Disability

Many college students today struggle with the burden of high tuition and education costs. Students with physical disabilities face these same hurdles, along with the added challenges presented by their disability. The good news is, there are plenty of scholarships available designed to make college more accessible and affordable to students with physical disabilities. Across the country, there are foundations and associations that provide scholarships that address just about every form of physical disability a student may face. Some universities and colleges, including those especially for disabled students, also offer scholarships. All of these scholarships have different application requirements, but most ask for a transcript and entry essay. Don’t let your disability get in the way of college. Instead, find a scholarship below that will enable you to reach your goals.

Showing 1-15 of 15 scholarships
View Details Esther M. Smith Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Mental Disability|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public| in |Wicomico, MD|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Two-year|Four-year|
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Esther M. Smith Scholarship is given to Wicomico High School public school graduates that have a disability. The scholarship provides a $2,000 fund that aims to help the students pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited four-year college or university, or a two-year education or career training institution.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Anne M. Fassett Scholarship Fund Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private| in |Charlotte, FL|Collier, FL|Glades, FL|Hendry, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Lee, FL|
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Anne M. Fassett Scholarship Fund is a need-based scholarship given to a student who has a physical disability and has been using a wheelchair. The scholarship provides a $4,000 fund that to support a graduate from public or private high school to pursue a post-secondary education.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details John & Ruth Childe Scholarship Fund Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|private high school|
  • Residence: Live in |Lee, FL|
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The John & Ruth Childe Scholarship Fund was established to benefit a Lee County student with a physical disability pursuing higher education in a college, university, or technical school.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Musicians with Special Needs Scholarship Sigma Alpha Iota National Headquarters
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Sensory Impairment|
  • Organization: Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies Inc. (Club)
  • Major: Study |Education|Music Therapy|
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The Musicians with Special Needs Scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The scholarship provides a $1,500 fund to assist in studying a degree in music. The program is given to a student who has a qualified disability or who wants to become a music therapist.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details James C. Basile Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Disabled|Visual Impairment|
  • Employer: |Firefighter|Law Enforcement Officer|
  • Residence: Live in |California|Ventura, CA|Moorpark, CA|Simi Valley, CA|
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The James C. Basile Scholarship Fund is established by James C. Basile on May 18, 1999. Applicant must be Ventura County resident, who has graduated from or will graduate from any high school in Ventura County. Must be enrolled or will enroll in a public college or university in the state of California.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Elesa Crump Memorial Endowed Scholarship Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF), Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Learning Disability|Mental Disability|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas Panhandle, TX|Texas| as a |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend |West Texas A&M University (TX)|Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX|
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Peggy and Kenneth Crump created this scholarship in 2011 in memory of their daughter to benefit graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled or college graduate students with a documented disability (physical, mental, and/or learning). Applicants must be high school, college or college graduate students in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Cancer|Physical Disability|Serious Medical Problem|
  • School (K-12): |Harrison High School, West Lafayette, IN|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|Community Activities|
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The Rease Henry McDaniel Memorial Scholarship establish in memory of Rease Henry McDaniel who passed away battle against cancer during. Rease involved in many activities including marching band, Boy Scouts, and newspaper delivery.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Amity Scholarship The Independence Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Apr-17-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school|
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Established to memorialize Amity Graham, this scholarship assists high school students with physical disabilities to pay for the ever-growing expense of college.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Mental Disability|Disabled|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The National Scholarship Competition is awarded to college student attending an accredited college or university in the United States of America. Applicants must be a student with a disability must be physical or mental impairment
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Tommy Tranchin Award The Dallas Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Learning Disability|Emotional Disability|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |North Texas, TX|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school|
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This award was created at The Dallas Foundation for the purpose of assisting students with physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities. This opportunity is open to high school level student in North Texas. Students must have shown promise or passion in a chosen field of interest and have participation in an activity that will help strengthen their skills.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Learning Disability|Medical Disability|Mental Disability|Psychological Disability|Speech Disability|Language Disability|Behavioral Disability|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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The scholarship is for deserving students with a disability who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Autism|Asperger Syndrome|Visual Impairment|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Mesquite Independent School District, TX|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|Technical School|
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This scholarship was established in 2009 and named after Joe Hornsby III who believed in education and supported students in local schools and encouraged them to obtain a higher education. This opportunity is open to graduating seniors of a high school in Mesquite Independent School District who are planning to attend or enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical training program. Priority will be given to students with special needs, visual impairment, physical disabilities, autism or Asperger syndrome.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Karl Bradlyn Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Learning Disability|
  • School (K-12): |Public|Private|Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis, IN|Beech Grove High School, Beech Grove, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
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Karl Bradlyn Memorial Scholarship is provided to a graduating senior from a public Johnson County high school, Beech Grove or Perry Meridian High School. The program aims to honor students who have overcome challenges of physical and learning disabilities in pursuing their educational dreams. The scholarship was established in memory of Karl Bradlyn.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|
  • Military: |Sailor|Airman|Guardsman|U.S. Marine Corps|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Illinois|
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The scholarship was created to honor our soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while ensuring our continued freedom by supporting their children in working towards a bright future through higher education. Applicants must be dependent son or daughter of a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or Guardsman who was killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) in the line of duty. Preference is given to those students who permanently resides in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, or Ohio.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|
  • Residence: Live in |Mecklenburg, NC|
  • School (College): Attend |Queens University of Charlotte (NC)|Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC|University of North CarolinaCharlotte (NC)|
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This scholarship was established to benefit non-traditional students age 25 or older or students with physical disability. Applicants must be attending or re-entering Central Piedmont Community College, Queens University and UNC Charlotte. Applicants must be residing Mecklenburg County, NC.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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