December 12, 2019


Scholarships for the disabled are actually some of the most abundant due to the inherent disadvantage that you have.  There are literally thousands of foundations out there in support of your dreams, and all you need to go out and find them.  Most of these may provide $500 here or there, but every once in a while, you may be able to find either a full ride, or a $50,000 cut of tuition.  The best part is the fact that these scholarships are everywhere, and a simple internet search will reveal quite a few selections.


Keeping Things In Mind

You will want to have a pretty good grasp over your GPA.  The reason is that there may be over 100 students applying for the same scholarship.  They will take the one with the overall best record, which will include grades, volunteering, and how well you did on standardized testing.

Also, if you are considered a Minority, there are specific organizations that give assistance.  Minority disabled citizens are considered to have the lowest advantage, as the often get overlooked.  So, many government agencies and private organizations are in existence for the express purpose of getting disabled Minorities to college and pay for tuition.


Medical and Religious Groups

One of the best places to find an untapped well of support is from both the Medical and Religious communities.  For instance, many of these organizations where actually derived from doctor’s and religious organizations.  Also, there are many medical organizations that provide funds for disabled veterans that were injured during American wars abroad.

This will prove to be an excellent place for not only tuition assistance, but also support in other ways.


Finding Your Future

If you are hoping to find yourself in college, but have no way to pay for it due to an inability to work, then you should first hop onto the phone with the folks at Sallie Mae.  This is a private company with the government contract to handle federalized loans.  Also, they will either be the ones to provide most of the tuition assistance and scholarships, or they will also know of the best places to find scholarships.

Also, make sure you do your research, as there no short of a few thousand opportunities for the disabled (especially the minority disabled) community to receive funds to go to college.  Your future is just a few phone calls away.  You literally have nothing to lose by giving this a shot.

Here are a few other opportunities that might be of interest.

The “Scholarship for People with Disabilities” is awarded annually and provides assistance to individuals with physical and sensory disabilities so they can pursue educational goals or gain technical expertise beyond high school to increase their career options and enrich their lives through education and training. Scholarships are based on individual need and will not exceed $1,000.

he 180 Medical Scholarship Program was created to help students with Spina Bifida, a spinal cord injury or Transverse Myelitis pay for college. To be eligible for one of the three $1,000 scholarships available, applicant must plan to attend at least 12 credit hours of college during the upcoming fall semester.

Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities. A total of 15 $1,000 scholarships will be given out next fall.

The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation is specially designed for physically disabled women participating in graduate studies. This grant accomplishes a couple of important goals:

  • to offer financial support to disabled female students who are working on their graduate studies, possibly against numerous odds;
  • and to encourage women, who already constitute a significant minority group, to overcome multiple challenges.

Not only have many professional circles been historically dominated by males, but most industries are severely lacking in disabled and female professionals.