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Scholarships for Students with Health Conditions and Disabilities

In a bid to promote Health Awareness, Scholist App has highlighted some scholarships for students with health conditions and disabilities. Coping with a chronic illness and college can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming.

Make sure to take note of the deadlines and eligibility.

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Auger and Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Auger & Auger is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: November 30, 2023


  • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

  • Applicants must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript.

Foundation for Science and Disability Student Award Program.

The Student Award Program of FSD helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre‑medical/dental areas for graduate or professional students with disabilities.  FSD has established a Science Graduate Student Grant Fund, which is available to fourth year undergraduates (who are disabled and have been accepted to a graduate or professional school in the sciences) and graduate science students who have a disability. 

Award: $1,000

Deadline: December 1, 2023


  • Must have a disability.

  • Must be involved in research projects in mathematics, science, medicine, engineering, or computer science.

  • Must be a fourth year undergraduate who have been accepted to a graduate or professional school in the sciences or be a graduate student.

Silver Cross Scholarship Program

Silver cross offers a $1500 scholarship annually targeting students enrolled full-time in American or Canadian colleges and universities (in three or four year undergraduate degrees). The applicants should be using mobility equipment (such as power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs or mobility scooters) themselves. Thus, the aim of this scholarship is to meaningfully contribute to the lives and education of students with disabilities.

Award: $1,500

Deadline: December 15, 2023.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in an American or Canadian Institution.

  • Latino or Hispanic

  • Accepted to or enrolled in a STEM program

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards

This scholarship will honor the life of Justine David Valle and help support a Hispanic student with a life-threatening illness.

Award: $6,000

Deadline: December 31, 2023

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • Have a specific learning disability (please note that visual impairment alone does not indicate eligibility for this award). For the purposes of this award, a learning disability is defined as a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to receive, process, store and/or respond to information, and which affects the person’s ability to read standard print.

  • Have an active Learning Ally subscription and have added at least 1 book to my Learning Ally bookshelf in the past 12 months.

  • Be a member of the 2023/2024 graduating class of a public, private, or home school in the United States or its territories, including U.S. military installations.

  • Plan to continue their formal education beyond high school at either a two- or four-year college or vocational school.

  • Have not previously received an award from Learning Ally, formerly RFB&D.

  • Not be a family member of a Learning Ally employee, volunteer, or serving on the national board.

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Award.

The Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement awards are presented to Learning Ally members who are completing undergraduate or graduate degrees, and who are blind or visually impaired, in recognition of academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and service to others.

Award: $3,000 - $6,000

Deadline: December 31, 2023


  • Applicants must be a blind or visually impaired student who is currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

  • Must have not previously received an award from Learning Ally, formerly RFB&D.

  • Must not be a family member of a Learning Ally staff member or volunteer serving on the national board.

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

The goal of the Baer Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs, and regain their lives.

Award : $2,000 - $5,000

Deadline: January 31, 2024.


  • Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder

  • Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, or have prescribing authority’s documentation of past history noted on Recommendation Form.

  • Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-or full-time employment, volunteer efforts or school enrollment.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and plan to attend a school in the United States

  • Be age 18 years or older by the beginning of the 2024-2025 academic school year.

Cancer for College General Scholarship

Cancer for College provides this award to students who are current cancer patients or cancer survivors. To apply, students must be enrolled in a program at a university or community college.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: January 31, 2024

Applications open on the 1st of November yearly


  • Must be a cancer patient or survivor

  • Must be a enrolled in a program at a university or community college

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. AAHD offers an annual scholarship to students with disabilities majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 1, 2024


Applicants must;

  • Provide a Personal Statement (maximum 2 pages, double spaced), including a brief personal history, educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, and reasons why they should be selected by the AAHD Scholarship Committee. This statement must be written solely by the applicant.

  • Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation (One must be from a faculty member or academic advisor). Letters of recommendation should be in PDF format and include the signature of the individual who wrote the letter. Both letters should be uploaded via google forms application or sent by email ( as an attachment. If emailed, the name of student should appear in the subject line of the email.

  • Provide an official or unofficial copy of their most recent college transcript, which should be mailed to AAHD (Attn: Scholarship Committee, American Association on Health and Disability, 110 N. Washington Street, Suite 407, Rockville, MD 20850) in a sealed envelope or uploaded on the application website.

  • Verify their disability status by providing documentation of their disability from a specialist (physician, educator, et. al).

  • Agree to allow AAHD to use his/her name, photo and/or story in future scholarship materials.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) College Scholarship Program

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 degree (a separate scholarship is offered for graduate studies in law or public policy) at an accredited college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program and award selection is extremely competitive; over the past seven years approximately 16% of applicants were selected to receive an award.

The timing for applications is between January and March each year for the following Fall.

Award: $1,000 - $5,000

Deadline: March 2024

  • You use listening and spoken language as your primary mode of communication.

  • You have a pre-lingual hearing loss (diagnosed prior to your fourth birthday).

  • Your hearing loss must be bilateral and in the moderately-severe to profound range. Applicants must have an unaided Pure-Tone Average (PTA) of 60dB or greater in the better hearing ear in the speech frequencies of 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz. If you have cochlear implants you meet this eligibility requirement. Unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss does not qualify.

Microsoft Disability Scholarship

The Microsoft Disability Scholarship seeks to empower students with disabilities to achieve more through access to education leading to a career in technology.

This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and aspire to have a career in the technology industry. The scholarships are renewable – each winner who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship. A total of eight (8) scholarships will be awarded in 2024.

Award: $5,000 Deadline: March 2024

Eligibility: To be considered for the Microsoft Disability Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a current high school senior living with a disability as defined by WHO, including visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, and/or speech disabilities or other disability

  • Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation.

  • Declare an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).

  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.

  • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.

  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Require financial assistance to attend college.

  • Enrollment status must be full-time or half-time.

National Scholarship for College students with Disabilities.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: March 15, 2024


  • 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

  • Students who are not attending school full-time can apply as long as their part-time attendance is due to their disability and not their financial situation (minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate, 6 credits for graduate)

Google Lime Scholarship Program

Designed for students with disabilities in the U.S. or Canada Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Award: $5,000 - $10,000


Scholarship Applicants must match the following criteria:

  • A current undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. student enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also

  • Continuing current studies or intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a new program (e.g., graduating and pursuing an advanced degree) at a university in the U.S. or Canada

  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)

  • Maintaining a strong academic performance

  • A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply

  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology

  • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered

  • This scholarship is not open to current high school students.

Flora Marie Jenkins Memorial Disability Scholarship

A disability law firm, Marc Whitehead & Associates observes firsthand the unique challenges that disabled men and women face each day, and the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome immense obstacles. This nationally-based scholarship awards money to aspiring individuals with disabilities who wish to further their education. We know how important higher education is to the pursuit of a rewarding career, and are honored to help deserving disabled students enjoy the full benefits of post-secondary education at the college or university level.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Award: $5,000


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident with a documented disability

  • Be accepted to an institution of higher learning (two- or four-year undergraduate program) – or –

  • Be enrolled in a two- or four-year undergraduate program currently.

Making a Difference for Autism Scholarship

All high school students with autism attending a post-secondary program in the 2023-2024 academic year may apply. In addition, all current college students with autism may apply as well. This scholarship is open to all upcoming and current college students with autism in the U.S and internationally. If you were selected in a previous year and/or weren’t selected you may reapply as long as you are still attending college. The winning applicant will receive a $500 dollar scholarship to be used to pay for their post-secondary education.

Award: $500

Deadline: April 2024


  • High school/ College Students.

  • Autism Diagnosis and age you were diagnosed

Ambient Edge Students Affected by Cancer Scholarships

Ambient Edge Scholarship for Students Affected by Cancer seeks to help high-achieving students who have dealt with—or are still dealing with—cancer in any form. The scholarship will grant $1,000 to one talented, hard-working student to help them reach their dreams. The scholarship is open to students who have been diagnosed with cancer themselves, as well as those who have stood by a loved one. Survivors, current cancer patients, and the allies of patients and survivors are welcome to apply.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: June 15, 2024


  • Must be currently enrolled in, or were accepted to, an accredited college/university in the U.S. Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome, as are incoming first-year students.

  • Must have a GPA that is 3.0 or higher.

  • Must either be a current/former cancer patient, or have stood by a loved one who was diagnosed with cancer.

  • Must not be employees or children of employees of Ambient Edge.

  • Must not be a past recipients of the Students Affected by Cancer Scholarship.

Nicholas J. Deleonardis Scholarship

The goal of the Nicholas J. Deleonardis Scholarship Undergraduate award is to encourage undergraduate college students to engage in projects centered on non- invasive technologies that will improve communication between Deaf and hearing people.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: July 01, 2024.


To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or full-time graduate student at an accredited four-year university or college in the United States.

  • Have permanent U.S. residency

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)

  • Complete the entire application packet

  • Propose a research project involving non-invasive technology that will improve communication between Deaf and hearing people. The project will be completed by the applicant as a part of the program requirements.

ENF Emergency Educational Grants

Emergency Educational Grants provide undergraduate college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks in the form of renewable, one-year grants of up to $5,000. The grant is for educational assistance only and is not intended to cover the entire cost of a college education.

Award: Up to $5,000

Open: December 1, 2024


  • Be currently a full time undergraduate student.

  • Be a US citizen

  • Be Under 24

  • Be Unmarried

  • Deceased parent must have been Elk member for at least one year before death.

LEISHLine Financial Aid Fund;

The LEISHLine Financial Aid Fund offers one-time $1,000 grants to eligible patients with a diagnosis of Sepsis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). The fund will cover expenses related to rent/mortgage, transportation, utilities, food/nutritional needs and/or lodging.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: N/A


  • Applicant must meet income guidelines.

  • Application needs to be submitted within 6 months of diagnosis.

  • The patient’s doctor confirms the diagnosis of Sepsis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).

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