Scholarship & Leadership Opportunities
Student leadership to promote greater disability awareness and understanding on our campus is greatly needed. Committee representation, formation of advocacy groups, and participating in the development of campaigns and programs are some of the ways in which you could have an important impact. State and national opportunities exist as well.
If you have an interest in advocating on behalf of students with disabilities, the Disability Services Coordinator is eager to know about it! Please contact 606/783-5188, firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by 204-E ADUC to brainstorm your ideas and get involved.
BELVA SAMMONS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
A $500 competitive scholarship is awarded in spring semesters to a full-time student registered with the MSU Disability Services office.
Open to qualified students with any type of disability who have unmet financial need as determined by the University’s Office of Financial Aid. Along with other criteria, applicants need to have completed twenty-four semester hours at MSU and have earned at least a cumulative 2.8 GPA using only MSU credits.
Applications are due by October 30th each year. Other specific qualifications and the process for applying appear on the application form below:
Belva Sammons Academic Scholarship Application
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER ASSOCIATION - NOVOTNI COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Tuition scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5000 offered by the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. Applicant must:
1. Be accepted or attending an approved college or university as an undergraduate student.
2. Have been diagnosed with AD/HD by a licensed physician or mental health professional.
3. Complete the ADDA Application for approval no later than March 15th.
4. Include two reference letters (with contact information) supporting the application for the scholarship from teacher, clergy, physician, therapist, etc.
5. Applicants can reapply each year for the scholarship.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 31st each year. Payments will be made directly to the college specified on behalf of the student. Application is available at: http://031df74.netsolhost.com/Documents/Novotni_Scholarship_Application.pdf
SCHWALLIE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Students with an established Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the United States may apply for a scholarship of $3000. An autobiographical essay is required, and factors such as originality of content, financial need, previous challenges overcome, and any stated future aspirations may be considered by the review committee in making its decision. Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on at least a part-time basis (6 credits) or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field (e.g., studying to be a paralegal).
The application process for fall will begin on January 1st, and will end on April 30th. For more information or to apply, please click on the following link:
Schwallie Family Scholarship Program Information and Application Instructions
KENTUCKY COUNCIL OF THE BLIND SCHOLARSHIP
Open to blind or visually impaired college students in Kentucky. Application deadline is November 1st.
For further inquiries, or to request a copy of the application, please send a message with your name, phone number, and email address, and specify whether you prefer information in text in the body of an email or as an attachment to:
Email Address: email@example.com Phone: 502/895-4598
KY AHEAD (ASSOCIATION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND DISABILITY)
A $500 competitive scholarship is awarded annually to two qualified Kentucky college students with any type of disability. Along with other criteria, award selection is based on having a minimum 2.75 GPA and a personal essay describing educational goals and disability-related leadership and service. Application requires nomination by the Disability Services Coordinator at the student’s college, therefore by April 15th, interested MSU students should contact:
Disability Services Coordinator
Morehead State University
150 University Blvd.
Morehead, KY 40351
606/783-5188 FAX: 606/783-9190
PFIZER EPILEPSY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
$2000 scholarships are awarded annually among students who are being treated by a physician for epilepsy. Applicants must be a college freshman, sophomore, or junior, or a senior who has applied to a graduate program. Selection is based upon letters of recommendation and content of a personal essay.
Download an application at the following address:
Pfizer Epliepsy Scholarship Award Information and Application Instructions
GOOGLE LIME SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
$10,000 scholarship may be awarded to a current junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student with a disability who is majoring in Computer Science or a related technical field (international students with disabilities studying at U.S. universities are also encouraged to apply). Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time student. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background, leadership and passion for computer science.
Apply online at:
Google Lime Scholarship Information and Application Instructions
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
This site gives scholarship information for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and links to scholarships offered by other organizations.
Alexander Graham Bell College Scholarships Information and Application Instructions
ACCESS COMPUTING ALLIANCE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES PURSUING CAREERS IN COMPUTING
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington and DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) sponsor the AccessComputing Alliance for the purpose of increasing the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. College students with disabilities from anywhere in the United States who are pursuing Computer Science and other computing majors are encouraged to join the AccessComputing Team.
Team members are eligible for help with PAID COMPUTING INTERNSHIPS and MENTORING. The application is at:
For more information, or help with the application, students are encouraged to contact:
UW Technology Services
University of Washington, Box 355670
Seattle, WA 98195 206-543-9150 206-685-3648(TTY)
THE LILLY REINTEGRATION SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible for consideration the applicant must:
Be diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform, or Schizoaffective Disorder
Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disorder, including medications and psychiatric follow-up
Complete an application package that includes an application form, essay, transcripts (if applicable), recommendation forms from three references and school financial requirements.
Application and additional information can be found at:
For more information please contact:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 800-809-8202