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9.1. Scholarships Available For People With A Disability

180 Medical 
180 Medical offers a scholarship program (https://www.180medical.com/scholarships) to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and transverse myelitis. Students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall are eligible to apply. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Must be a legal resident in the United States.
https://www.180medical.com/
(877) 688-2729

1800wheelchair.com  
1800Wheelchair.com offers an annual scholarship award to an undergraduate student. The scholarship is open to students of any major or concentration. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to students with mobility disabilities.
1800wheelchair.com/Scholarship
800-320-7140

ABC Medical  
ABC Medical will be offering semi-annual scholarships, divided into the following three categories: Adaptive Sports, Scholar Athletes, and Making a Difference.  The Adaptive Sports scholarship will be divided by age group (Junior, College, Adult) and will be awarded to individuals who represent good sportsmanship, display continuous respect for themselves and others, and display leadership characteristics on their adaptive sports team.  The Scholar Athlete award will be given to individuals in need of financial assistance for their college tuition.  The Making a Difference scholarship will be given to individuals that are trying to improve their own lives or improve the lives of others around them.
http://www.abc-med.com/scholarships
866-897-8588

American Association on Health and Disability  
The on AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving  student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a Junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to  public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.
http://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/
(301) 545-6140

Appel Law Firm Auto Accident Survivor Scholarship  
Appel Law Firm offers an annual scholarship to college and graduate students who have been survivors of car accidents https://www.appellawyer.com/practice-areas/motor-vehicle-accidents/ and have overcome their injuries. Each year we offer the Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship. The winner receives $1,000 towards their school tuition.
https://www.appellawyer.com/scholarship/
(925) 938-2000

AvaCare Medical Scholarship
At AvaCare Medical, we're showing our appreciation to those who are studying medicine - especially those who are disabled themselves - by offering an annual scholarship of $1,000 for students in the medical and healthcare field. When choosing winners, we will give preference to students with a physical disability.
https://avacaremedical.com/scholarship
1.877.813.7799

Birth Trauma, Neonatal Injury and Disability Scholarship
As part of our ongoing commitment to heighten awareness and understanding of preventable birth injuries, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. is pleased to announce the continuation of their annual scholarship. A scholarship for financial assistance in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who is influenced, in any way, by birth trauma, neonatal injury and disability.
https://www.abclawcenters.com/birth-injury-caring-for-life-scholarship-2/
(248) 593-5100

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation  
A $1000 to $2000 scholarship shall be awarded to two to three individuals with neurological disabilities, or the child of that person, for post high school education both spring and fall semester. Individuals suffering from a direct spinal cord injury or disease resulting in paralysis such as spinal tumors, strokes or aneurysms affecting the spinal cord, or spina bifida are given first priority. Other diseases and disorders that would be considered include MS, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson's and cerebral palsy. Conditions such as ADHD or dyslexia do not qualify. Priority is also given to people living in Wisconsin, but scholarships still may be given out to individuals residing in the United States depending on the funds available.
http://brpf.org/scholarship
262) 547-2083

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C  Disability Scholarship  
The scholarship will award $1,000.00 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee. The student must be attending an accredited college or university. The program is open to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.
http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship-2020.cfm
(800) 606-1717

Craig Hospital Alumni Scholarship  
With support from the Denver Alumnae Chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and other community contributions, graduates of Craig can apply for financial support for higher education from the Craig Hospital Alumni Scholarship Fund.
https://craighospital.org/resources/alumni-educational-scholarship
303-789-8236

disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship for College Students with Disabilities
In order to qualify for the disABLEDperson Scholarship, the student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 years accredited college or university in the United States of America. They must be a matriculated student and attending school full-time and U.S. citizen. Part-time status is acceptable as long as the part-time attendance is due to their disability and not their financial situation (minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate, 6 credits for graduate). 
https://www.disabledperson.com/scholarships/info
760) 420-1269

Google Lime Scholarship 
Google and Lime Connect are proud to partner to offer the Google Lime Scholarship for computer science students with disabilities. Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship will each receive ac scholarship for the current academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California that summer. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and a demonstrated passion for computer science.
https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/google-lime-scholarship

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Scholarship
The attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. understand the difficult process of recovery after you've been seriously injured. They are offering a scholarship for college students who have been victims of a serious injury, and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college.
http://harrispersonalinjury.com/injury-scholarship/
1.877.231.9970 

Hydrocephalus Association’s Scholarship
The Hydrocephalus Association’s Scholarship Program was established in 1994 to provide financial assistance to capable and promising young adults who live with the ongoing challenges and complexities of hydrocephalus. We are proud to offer a total of eleven scholarships annually in the amount of $1000 each. However, the number of awarded scholarships may vary each year depending on available funding. 

The cycle for the 2020 Scholarship Program has closed.
We will be accepting applications again in January, 2021. If you would like to receive a notification once our 2021 Scholarship Cycle opens, please email for yhour application.

The cycle for the 2020 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Program has closed.
We will be accepting applications again in January, 2021. If you would like to receive a notification once our 2021 Scholarship Cycle opens, please email us at:
scholarship@hydroassoc.org.

Independence Foundation Scholarship
The Independence Foundation Scholarship was created to help individuals with physical disabilities pay for the ever growing expense of college. The Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to Three (3) individuals with a noteworthy physical disability.
http://theindependencefoundation.org/programs/independence-foundation-scholarship/
(716) 685-3976       

Karman Healthcare Scholarship
The Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund now provides students with the opportunity to earn two $500 scholarships per year*. This scholarship will apply to students this year who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America.
https://www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/
626) 581-2235

Michigan Auto Law Scholarship
Michigan auto accident law firm is offering an annual scholarship for college students who were victims of car accidents earlier in their lives and who have overcome their injuries. Annual scholarship of $500 will be awarded to two applicants each year.
http://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/car-accident/
(888) 995-6680

NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
Thanks to a generous contribution from NBCUniversal, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to offer the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship.  the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship will offer eight (8) scholarships to 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their current college or university.
http://www.aapd.com/nbcuniversal-tony-coelho-media-scholarship-program/
202-521-4316

Patient Care Medical Scholarships
Patient Care Medical is pleased to offer (3) $1,000 scholarships to students across the U.S. Their scholarship program (https://patientcaremedical.com/scholarships/)  aims to ease the financial burden of attending an institution of higher education by helping students pay for tuition and education-related expenses. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, an accredited college or university with the intent to pursue an Associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree. Patient Care Medical encourages students who suffer from spinal cord injuries or mobility issues to apply for this scholarship. For more information regarding application details, visit their scholarship page online. 
888-726-5066

Premier Catheter Supplies Scholarship
Premier Catheter Supplies is pleased to announce we will be offering (2) $1,000 scholarships to U.S. Students in 2020. Our aim is to assist students who are pursuing higher levels of education with tuition and education-related costs. To apply please answer the following essay prompt:  In 1,000 words describe your most meaningful achievements. How do they relate to your field of study and goals in the future?
https://premiercathetersupplies.com/scholarships/
866-206-8846

Rehabmart.com $25,000 Scholarship Fund For Students With Disabilities, Health Science Students, or Special Needs Education  
Rehabmart.com, has established a $25,000 scholarship fund for students with disabilities (of any major), and for students pursuing a college degree in a health sciences/healthcare-related field, along with students pursuing special education degrees.
http://www.rehabmart.com/scholarship/
1-800-827-8283

Rent A Knee Walker Scholarship
The COVID-19 global pandemic has shaken us at the core and threatens the way we all live our daily lives. As we overcome this crisis, we must stay unified to rebuild, strengthen, and overcome future challenges. Rent A Knee Walker wishes to support students with financial needs who must continue their education during one of the most challenging times we have faced collectively as a whole. What is it? For our inaugural year, the Rent A Knee Walker Scholarship Fund will be awarding two $500 scholarships to students who apply to the program to help cover their academic-related expenses. Who Can Apply? This scholarship is open to qualifying students currently enrolled in an accredited college/university that maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. All applicants must meet all the criteria outlined below and apply via our online portal. Two applicants will be selected at the end of each cycle for a $500 scholarship. 
https://www.rentakneewalker.com/scholarship
1-877-520-3708

Shook & Stone Scholarship  
Shook and Stone Law Firm is offering a $2,500 scholarship for students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All applicants need to do is submit an essay (max 2,000 words) or a video (max two minutes) response to one of the following prompts:
1. How do personal injury attorneys benefit society?
2. Why is it important for injured individuals to have legal representation?
3. What poses the biggest personal injury risk for individuals? 
4. What options do injured individuals have, whether legal, physical, etc.? 
The submission deadline is July 1 , for the fall semester and December 1 , for the spring semester.  
https://www.shookandstone.com/scholarship/ 
(702) 766-6380

SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship   
SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship program designed to aid college students in their academic endeavors. The annual program will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship and one (1) $500 gift card to Spinlife.com and is open to students who are manual or power wheelchair users enrolled at an accredited 4-year institution.
http://www.spinlife.com/scholarship/
800-850-0335

Swim With Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund scholarship  
Supports college scholarships for athletes who participated in organized competitive youth, high school or collegiate athletics and subsequently have sustained a life changing accident or illness (e.g. paralysis, blindness, cancer, amputation, head injuries). Scholarship recipients will meet the admissions standards at a four year or graduate level institution of higher learning. Following matriculation at the institution, the scholarship recipient shall maintain satisfactory progress towards their degree program and maintain a minimum grade point average of no less than 2.5 cumulative and the minimum required by their department to be considered "in good academic standing". Recipients will provide a copy of their cumulative transcript s well as a letter requesting renewal of their scholarship at the end of each academic year in order to receive aid in subsequent academic years.
https://www.swimwithmike.org/about-2/history/
(213)-740-4155

Swope, Rodante Award for Philanthropic Efforts
SpinalCord.com's sponsor Swope, Rodante P.A. is committed to giving back to the community, this includes the award of $5,000 in higher education scholarships every year! Each year two students are recognized (in the form of individual scholarships of $2,500) for giving back to the community through philanthropy and impacting the lives of people living with a disability. A 3.0 GPA, essay, personal statement, and big heart are required. For more information please see their website: http://www.spinalcord.com/scholarship.

Test Prep Insight Scholarship 
Test Prep Insight offers a one-time $1500 scholarship for students with a physical or mental disability. Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a 2-4 year university, community college or graduate school program located in the United States. The minimum GPA required for application is 2.5, indicating that all candidates are in good academic standing.  For more information send email to info@testprepinsight.com or visit their website. 
Website: https://testprepinsight.com/scholarship/

University of Las Vegas, Nevada in Partnership with the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Scholarships 
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in partnership with the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Institution provides scholarships for individuals with spinal cord injuries (non-hereditary/non-congenital SCI), who would like to go to college or graduate school.  The scholarship supports students who are seeking to earn undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees.  The scholarship covers 100% in-state tuition. Out-of-state tuition is paid at 125% of in-state cost. Requirements include a 500-word essay on your personal, educational, and long-term goals, letter of recommendation, and documentation of disability. Contact UNLV Disability Resource Center for further information by email at: drcscholarships@unlv.edu








 

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