Getting a higher education can be difficult without financial assistance, especially for students with disabilities. The D Center has compiled a list to help you find ways to fund your education. Remember, the only way to guarantee that you won’t get a scholarship is if you don’t apply! So, apply, apply, and apply.

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Students with Disabilities

General Disabilities

ASCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award (Deadline: February 8, 2015)


Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship (Deadline: February 18, 2015)

Shire is sponsoring an ADHD Scholarship to recognize students who are legal residents of the United States who are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and who are accepted to or enrolled in a 2- or4-year undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, technical school, trade school, or vocational school located in the US for the academic year 2015-2016.

All paper applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked by February 18, 2015. Online applications including the letter of recommendation must be submitted by February 18, 2015, 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.


OAR Scholarship Program (Deadline: May 1, 2015)

OAR’s scholarship program provides non-renewable $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum. OAR is pleased to invite applications from persons with an autism diagnosis (DSM-IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time, post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training in any of the following:

  • Four-year undergraduate college or university
  • Two-year undergraduate college
  • Trade, technical or vocational school
  • Cooperative life skills programs


American Council of the Blind Scholarship (Deadline: March 1, 2015)

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

AG Bell College Scholarship Program (Deadline: March 13, 2015)

Thanks to generous donations from individuals over the years, AG Bell is able to offer several scholarships for full-time students who have a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, use listening and spoken language, and who are pursuing a bachelors, masters or doctorate (not law or public policy) degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program and award selection is extremely competitive; over the past six years approximately 12% of applicants were selected to receive an award.

The deadline for applications is March 13, 2015. All materials must arrive together in one package by 5:00 p.m. local time on March 13, 2015. Only transcripts sent directly from the educational institution will be accepted separately from the application.

Sertoma Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf (Deadline: May 1, 2015)

TSA Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired (Deadline: None)

Disability Studies

Deaf Studies & American Sign Language

ASL Scholarship Program (Deadline: May 8, 2015)

The ASL Honor Society is proud to sponsor the first nationwide scholarships available to students majoring or minoring in ASL, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, and Interpreter Preparation. Minimum scholarship award is $1,250.00. Scholarships are offered to students who will begin college in the fall, or are currently enrolled. Applicants must have an active chapter of the ASL Honor Society on campus to be eligible. Under no circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students from campuses that are not members of the ASL Honor Society.

Applications available here on December 1, 2014. Application deadline is May 8, 2015.

Disability Studies Program at the University of Washington

Harlan Han Awards for Disability Studies (Last year’s announcement, check back for 2015)

The Pamela E. Yee Gender and Disabilities Studies Award

Amount: $500 to be split between a Graduate and Undergraduate Student at UW

This award is given annually to an undergraduate and graduate student for a written and/or visual project on any topic that most successfully integrates gender and disabilities studies.

Nomination: Nominations for this award can be made by GWSS Faculty, the GWSS Undergraduate Advisor, or GWSS Peers. Graduate Nomination Form 2015 (PDF), Undergraduate Nomination Form 2015 (PDF)

General Scholarships

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