Awards For Students With Disabilities

We have assembled a list of resources that may be helpful in providing support and opportunities for students with disabilities.  This list is not meant to be comprehensive nor is it a substitute for using the Office of Fellowships services; rather it is a resource to supplement your research efforts regarding career exploration and planning.

Students are also encouraged to consult an excellent resource entitled "Financial Aid for the Disabled and their Families", by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber, available in the Office of Fellowships library located in Dwight Hall.

Here are but a few other awards for your consideration:

Fulbright Programs are geared toward promoting and providing equal access for people with disabilities to U.S. Department of State's Fulbright scholarships to study, teach, conduct research or participate in other professional, cultural and educational activities internationally.

John J. Ingalls Memorial Scholarship is available to undergraduate/graduate students who are residents of Massachusetts and who have disabilities.  Deadline is in April.

Lighthouse Scholarship and Career Awards Programs are for undergraduate/graduate students who are legally blind. Deadline is in March.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarships are for undergraduate/graduate students who are legally blind.  Deadline is in March.

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Award is for undergraduate senior students who are visually impaired.  Deadline is in March.

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships are available to undergraduate students of low-income, ethnic, minority and disability groups. Deadline is in February.