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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SPECIAL CASES

IEP

Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award

Deadline: January 31    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior, LD and/or ADHD
Criteria: Photo, letter of recommendation, brief personal statement, material demonstrating a personal achievement

Microsoft Disability Scholarship

Deadline: March 1    Award: $5,000

Eligibility: Senior, any identified disability, plan to attend trade school or college in the tech industry (major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business), minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need

Criteria: resume, transcript, three essays, letters of recommendation

Law Office of Davis A. Black Autism Scholarship

Deadline: March 11    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior, autism diagnosis, postsecondary program acceptance
Criteria: Short explanation, optional essay

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 17 (opens in Jan)    Amount: varies

Eligibility: Senior, attending a university/college/tech school in the Fall, pursuing a degree in a STEM field, have a demonstrated learning challenge (disability) of dyslexia or similar reading/language-based disability
Criteria: recommendation letter, documentation of your learning challenge, transcript

P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: March 31    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior, language-related learning difference, aspiring for a career in visual arts, verified financial need, acceptance to 2 or 4 year college 
Criteria: Transcript, letters of recommendation, parents’ most recent 1040 tax form, essay to 3 questions, acceptance letter from college

NFB National Scholarship

Deadline: March 31    Award: Varies

Eligibility: Senior, legally blind
Criteria: Essay, transcript, letter of recommendation, telephone interview

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Autism Scholarship

Deadline: April 1    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior, autism diagnosis, postsecondary program acceptance
Criteria: Short explanation, optional essay

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

Deadline: April 5    Award: $5,000

Eligibility: Senior, LD and/or ADHD
Criteria: complete online application

KFM Making a Difference Scholarship

Deadline: April 26    Award: $500

Eligibility: Senior, Autism Diagnosis
Criteria: Short bio, postsecondary program acceptance, resume, essay, letter of recommendation, pictures

NFB of Utah State Scholarship

Deadline: April 30    Award: Varies

Eligibility: Senior, legally blind, will be attending college full-time in the Fall, resident of Utah
Criteria: Essay, letter of recommendation, transcript

OAR Scholarships for students with autism

Deadline: May 3    Award: Varies

Eligibility: Senior, autism diagnosis
Criteria: Short essay questions, proof of diagnosis, letter of recommendation, postsecondary program acceptance

Mays Mission Scholarship

Deadline: June 30    Award: Varies

Eligibility: Senior, physical or mental disability, minimum score of 20 on the ACT, enrolled at 4 yr study program for the Fall
Criteria: Fill out and mail in application

Bottar Law, PLLC Scholarship

Deadline: July 1    Award: $2,500

Eligibility: Senior, documented physical or learning disability (ADD/ADHD alone do not qualify), 3.0 GPA, enrolled full time at a 2 or 4 year college for Fall semester, demonstrate financial need
Criteria: Essay, transcript

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: July 31    Award: $5,000

Eligibility: Senior, autism diagnosis (or family member), postsecondary program acceptance
Criteria: Essay, transcript

Disability Care Center Scholarships

Deadline: August 1    Award: $500

Eligibility: Senior, any diagnosed impairment, must be enrolled full time at college for next Fall semester, minimum 2.5 GPA
Criteria: Transcript, letter of recommendation, upcoming fall schedule, acceptance letter or college ID, short essay

Wells Fargo Schlarship Program for people with disabilities

Deadline: December 6    Award: $2,500

Eligibility: Senior, any identified disability, minimum 3.0 GPA, planning to enroll at a 2 or 4 year college
Criteria: Complete online application

Kelly Law Team Autism Scholarship

Deadline: December 10    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior, autism diagnosis
Criteria: short essay, fill out form, email to [email protected]

Chronic Illnesses

Living with Epilepsy Scholarship

Deadline: February 28    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior; Legal resident of the United States; Enrolled in a secondary institution for the 2022 semester; 3.0 GPA; You have been diagnosed or your family member, friend, or other individual you are close to has been diagnosed with epilepsy or another seizure disorder.
Criteria: Resume; Transcript; Acceptance letter into your future university; 750+ word essay response to the prompt: How has epilepsy affected your life?

Patient Advocate Foundation Scholarship for Survivors

Deadline: March 1    Amount: $3,000

Eligibility: Diagnosed with cancer or a chronic illness within the last 5 yrs, be pursuing an associate’s degree or higher
Criteria: Essay, acceptance letter from university, letters of recommendation, transcript, income form, diagnosis verification form

Lyme Disease Scholarship

Deadline: April 30    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior, have chronic Lyme disease
Criteria: 500-1000 word essay, transcript

Lawrence Madeiros Scholarship

Deadline: May 1    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior, suffer from a chronic disorder / illness
Criteria: Essays, letter of recommendation, physician verification (can use the format given or attach a letter/verification separately)

One Step at a Time Scholarship

Deadline: September 30    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior, legal US resident, enrolled in a two to five-year post-secondary institution for the Spring 2022 semester, employees of Benji Personal Injury and their immediate families are not eligible, minimum 3.0 GPA 
Criteria: 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Recovery cannot happen overnight. It takes time, dedication, and patience. Write about a time when you had to work to pull yourself through a difficult situation; professional resumé; transcript; proof of acceptance to your college/university

Students With a Heart Foundation

Deadline: October 1 (opens in July)   Award: $500 – $6,000

Eligibility: graduated senior (must be entering college this calendar year), suffer from any Cardiac disease or deformities, 3.0 GPA
Criteria: College acceptance letter, high school transcript, US Citizen or permanent resident,, letter from a licensed physician, letter of recommendation, 500-2000 word essay

Military Affiliation

The Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships

Deadline: February 17    Amount: varies

Eligibility: children under the age of 23 of active-duty personnel, reserve/guard, or retired military members (sophomore, junior, senior); planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program; minimum 3.0 GPA; and meets one of the following criteria:

  • One of the parents died while serving on active duty on or after 9/11/2001 in any branch of the US Armed Forces;
  • One of the parents, while serving on active duty on or after 9/11/2001, became disabled
  • One of the parents received a permanent and total compensation rating of 100% from the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs.

Criteria: letter of recommendation, high school transcript, documents proving eligibility

Scholarships for Military Children

Deadline: February 17    Amount: $2,000

Eligibility: possess a valid US Uniformed Services Identification & Privilege Card and parent(s) are serving (or have served) in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard; planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program, minimum 3.0 GPA
Criteria: 500 word essay, high school transcript, validate your eligibility as a military dependent

Honor a Hero Scholarship

Deadline: December 31    Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Senior, US legal resident, at least 3.0 GPA, planning to join the military
Criteria: Resume; transcript; 750 – 1000 word essay response to the prompt:  why you decided to join the military, who helped you get to where you are now, and what motivates you.

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