Financial Aid Resources
May 11, 2010
2010 JOSHUA O'NEILL & ZESHAN TABANI ENRICHMENT FUND This fund offers financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome who want to enroll in postsecondary programs or take classes to help them with employment, independent living and life skills. To date, over thirty students have received grants from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to help cover the costs of pursuing their postsecondary education and enrichment goals. More information available: http://www.ndss.org/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 16, 2010
AUTISM SOCIETY AWARD SCHOLARSHIP
The Autism Society of America (ASA) offers various awards and scholarships. Among them is the CVS/All Kids Can Scholars Program, providing a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a qualified individual with autism to be applied toward the completion of an accredited, postsecondary educational or vocational program of study (e.g., college, trade school, etc.). For more information on eligibility, and to apply, visit: http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=asa_awards
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: APRIL 15, 2010
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting applications for the 2010 Violet and Cyril Frank Scholarship, which supports a graduate level project to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. For more information: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/franks.aspx
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: May 15, 2010.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LATINO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The World Institute on Disability (WID) has a five-year grant to establish the National Technical Assistance Center for Latinos with Disabilities living in the United States, through Proyecto Vision. Proyecto Vision's website has a list of scholarship opportunities for college students who are Latino and who are living with disability. Find information: http://www.proyectovision.net/english/opportunities/scholarships.html
COLLEGE FUNDING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
From DOIT,this guide to funding a college education includes a list
of disability-related scholarships and awards.
FEDERAL STUDENT AID - GRANT PROGRAM
From Disability.gov, this fact sheet provides an overview of the major
federal student aid grant programs. The federal government provides
grant funds for students attending colleges, including career colleges
and universities. Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid.
To access the fact sheet in English:
To access the fact sheet in Spanish: http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/spanish/Grant_Programs_Fact_Sheet_04_2009%28es%29.pdf
DISABOOM SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORY
Disaboom recently launched a scholarship directory for students with disabilities. The directory includes over 125 scholarships. The list can be found at http://www.disaboom.com/scholarships/
ONLINE COMPILATIONS OF SCHOLARSHIPS SPECIFICALLY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
From Michigan State University
FUNDING EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL - FEDERAL STUDENT AID AT A GLANCE
A quick reference guide and Federal Student Aid Summary Chart describing various federal student aid programs, who may be eligible and how to apply. http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/2009-2010/english/glance.htm
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