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Additional Scholarship Resources

AccreditedOnlineColleges.org is a general information website with many resources useful to all people looking to further their education. The site discusses the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree from an accredited institution.

For Students of Parents with Disabilities

  1. Obtain a copy of a scholarship directory from your local library. People can usually apply for scholarships under different categories (ancestry, faith, economic status, sports played, etc.).

  2. If you have been volunteering or involved with a particular organization, ask if the organization has any scholarships.

  3. Search the Internet or contact organizations that are directly related to your parent's disability. Some may offer scholarships specifically for family members.

  4. If you or your parent has MS, you may be eligible for a scholarship. National M.S. Society

  5. If your parent is a Paralyzed Veteran, you may be eligible for a scholarship. Paralyzed Veterans of America

  6. If you or a family member has dealt with cancer, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance offers a $4000 per semester scholarship. The deadline for the Spring 2017 semester is December 1, 2016. The deadline for the Fall 2017 Semester is March 31, 2017.  For more information, please go to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance's website: http://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship

  7. If your parent has cancer or is a cancer survivor, you may be eligible for a scholarship. Scholarships are not available through the national office, but through some specific community or regional offices. For more information, please go to the American Cancer Society's website: www.cancer.org and search for an office in your location.

  8. If your parent is deaf or hard-of-hearing, scholarships are offered through Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) www.coda-international.org

  9. The Mesothelioma Center is offering two scholarships of $3000 and $2000 to students who bring awareness to asbestos-related cancers. For more information, please go to their website:The Mesothelioma Center.

  10. In 2016, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a law student whose life has been affected by cancer. For more information, please go to their website:#RobbyStrong Cancer Survivor Scholarship

  11. The Disability Care Center offers two different scholarships for a student with a disability and for a student majoring in special education.  For complete details please see their website: disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/

  12. 2017 Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Law School Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship was established to provide financial support to a student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. Application deadline is July 31st, 2017. For more information and to download the application, please visit: http://www.renkinlaw.com/leukemia-lymphoma-law-school-scholarship/

  13. Reliving Mobility is offering a scholarship award for writing a short comedic real-life story related to disability. Applicants may have a disability or not. For complete information, please go to their website at: https://www.relivingmobility.com/pages/comedy-disability-scholarship-program/

  14. If you are considering nursing as a career or are currently pursuing a degree in nursing, the following site offers steps and plans for students to get nursing scholarships lpntobsnonline.org/nursing-grant-and-scholarship-programs

  15. Free College Scholarship Search & Financial Aid Information - Scholarships.com

  16. Compare Accredited Online Colleges and Universities - www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.org

  17. Cappex Listing of Thousands of Available Scholarships Cappex Scholarships

  18. Search online for accredited schools and scholarships. Accredited Colleges

For Students with Disabilities

  1. Contact a local, state or national organization that is specifically related to the student's disability; they might have their own scholarships

  2. Incight's yearly Scholarship Application - For students entering and attending college. Can be renewed annually for up to four years. This scholarship is available nationally for any trade school, college or university within the United States.

  3. University of Washington: College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities

  4. 180Medical Scholarships - Five $1,000 scholarships are offered to students who have spinal cord injuries, spina bifida or transverse myelitis

  5. If you or a family member has dealt with cancer, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance offers a $4000 per semester scholarship. The deadline for the Spring 2017 semester is December 1, 2016. The deadline for the Fall 2017 Semester is March 31, 2017. For more information, please go to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance's website: http://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship

  6. If you or your parent has MS, you may be eligible for a scholarship. National M.S. Society

  7. KarmanHealthCare Scholarships - Two $500 scholarships are offered each year to students who have a mobility disability. Each year the deadline is September 1

  8. Proyecto Visión's Scholarship Opportunities - Includes scholarships that are specifically aimed at Latinos and students with disabilities. Includes scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies. Most of them are available nationwide.

  9. The Disability Care Center offers two different scholarships for a student with a disability and for a student majoring in special education. For complete details please see their website: disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/

  10. The Mesothelioma Center is offering two scholarships of $3000 and $2000 to students who bring awareness to asbestos-related cancers.  For more information, please go to their website:The Mesothelioma Center.

  11. In 2016, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a law student whose life has been affected by cancer. For more information, please go to their website:#RobbyStrong Cancer Survivor Scholarship

  12. The Disability Care Center offers two different scholarships for a student with a disability and for a student majoring in special education. The deadline for both scholarships is August 1, 2016. For complete details please see their website: disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/

  13. 2017 Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Law School Scholarship.  This $1,000 scholarship was established to provide financial support to a student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. Application deadline is July 31st, 2017. For more information and to download the application, please visit: http://www.renkinlaw.com/leukemia-lymphoma-law-school-scholarship/

  14. The Business Plan Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is a $1000 award based on an essay on what you learned from the experience of writing a business plan. Submission deadlines for 2016 is April 1 (Spring semester) and November 1 (Fall semester). For more information, please go to their website:How to Write a Business Plan

  15. Reliving Mobility is offering a scholarship award for writing a short comedic real-life story related to disability. Applicants may have a disability or not. For complete information, please go to their website at: https://www.relivingmobility.com/pages/comedy-disability-scholarship-program/

  16. San Francisco State University: Disability Programs and Resource Center Scholarship Compilation

  17. Financial Aid for the Disabled & Their Families, 2012-2014.

  18. The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI): Resources for Students with Disabilities in Need of Financial Assistance

  19. Free College Scholarship Search & Financial Aid Information - Scholarships.com

  20. If you are considering nursing as a career or are currently pursuing a degree in nursing, the following site offers steps and plans for students to get nursing scholarships lpntobsnonline.org/nursing-grant-and-scholarship-programs

  21. Disaboom.com lists a number of scholarships for people with disabilities, ranging from financial aid for students with learning disabilities to scholarships for disabled veterans to grants for students with vision loss, hearing loss, and mobility impairments, among others.

  22. 1800Wheelchair.com Scholarship - Awards two $500 scholarship each year to students who are 16 years old and older. Students must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.

  23. ACLS Medical Training lists more than 30 different educational scholarships for individuals with disabilities.

  24. Just Walkers Mobility Scholarship awards a $1000 scholarship to a college student with limited mobility who uses a wheelchair, power scooter, crutches, rollator or other mobility device on a regular basis.

  25. JustNebulizers.com Respiratory Care Scholarship is a $1,000 award open to undergraduate and graduate students with respiratory conditions such as cystic fibrosis.

  26. FitSmallBusiness offers a $1,000 award open to an undergraduate or graduate student with a disability who writes an essay on what she or he learned from writing a business plan.

  27. Compare Accredited Online Colleges and Universities - www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.org

  28. Cappex Listing of Thousands of Available Scholarships Cappex Scholarships

  29. Search online for accredited schools and scholarships. Accredited Colleges