Disability Services encourages students to visit UCCS Scholarships for information about the UCCS Scholarship Application and additional resources. Additional information regarding "Scholarships & Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities" is available at Accredited Schools Online resource. Listed below are several national scholarships for students with disabilities you may want to consider.
- Applicant must have a diagnosed disability
- Must be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student (junior standing or above) or enrolled part time/full time in a graduate school
- Preference given to a student majoring in a field related to disability and health
- Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident living in the U.S. and enrolled in an accredited U.S. university
- Funds are limited to under $1,000
- Application requirements:
- Personal statement, max. 3 pages, double spaced - include brief personal history, educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, and reasons why you should be selected for this scholarship
- Two letters of recommendation, one being from a teacher/academic advisor
- Provide an official college transcript
- Must let AAHD use name, picture and/or story in future scholarship material
- This is a $10,000 scholarship spread out to $2,500 for four years
- Awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability
- Must be committed to enrolling/completing full-time Bachelor's Degree program
- The ideal candidate: participates in school and community activities, has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college/career goals, plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities, and excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning disabilities.
- To be eligible: be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year Bachelor's Degree program, have an overall GPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability
Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities (CCLD)
The scholarship is open to Colorado residents currently enrolled in teacher preparation programs in an accredited college or university in Colorado. Applicants must be working towards a generalist license and have completed at least one half of their program plan of study.
- Foundation scholarship is a $1,000 award given to a Colorado resident, with an identified learning disability or AD/HD, who is pursuing a post-secondary degree.
- See website for more scholarships.
National Federation of the Blind
To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.
- must be in both eyes, and
- must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and
- must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the 2014 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time, and
- Must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities.
Rise Scholarship Foundation
The RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was established in 2010 to reward students with learning disabilities, who have shown determination, self-advocacy and success in overcoming their difficulties and are pursuing post-secondary education. RiSE Scholarship Foundation Inc. aims to offer meaningful scholarships to award the success of students, to bring awareness, and education to the subject of learning disabilities.