SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS --EDUCATIONAL --QUALITY OF LIFE--AND MORE
For those of us with major medical challenges , chronic long term diseases or illnesses , disabled , wheel chair bound , paralysed , facing major life challenges due to physical abilities
This resouce may already be listed on this page , but here is a current update . It is from the site called Joni and Friends. This is there financial resources page.
FREE DVD or VHS
This isn't a scholarship or grant , but it is a freebie ! This would help us educate others who are ignorant of what living with a disability is all about.
"In this one-hour documentary, symphony conductor James DePreist, who contracted polio as a young man, profiles three people with disabilities whose lives have been shaped by the struggle for equal rights. Mr. DePreist is the nephew of African American contralto Marian Anderson, who in 1939 was prevented from singing at Constitution Hall because of her race. He draws parallels between racial barriers and the barriers faced by people with disabilities."
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
IMPROVING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE
MAKING YOUR HOME ACCESSIBLE
STARTING A BUSINESS
I hope these are real and available !
These are HUD grants for the disabled.They help paying rent.
I am not sure about deadlines for applying or the other stipulations , but here is a starting point to find out more. Rental help for the disabled ( not elderly) sound good to me !
GRANTS FOR MEDICAL CHALLENGES AND DISABILITIES-general
This page is like the golden prize in pages for finding grants , scholarships and other funding for people of all ages . You can find educational programs , programs for paying for assistive technology , programs to pay for needs related to living with a medical challenge ,and much more.
This is another great site with grants and scholarships , both educational and non-educational
Grants for the Disabled
Support and accommodations for people with disabilities has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Having a disability doesn't mean you have to be out of the mainstream of life. In fact, many persons with disabilities create companies, get advanced degrees, compete in athletic contests, and, of course, get grants!
Government agencies and private foundations provide a wide range of grants and funding for people with disabilities, so be sure to comb through these listings to find the information that best meets your needs.
MORE GENERAL grants and scholarships courtesy of Elaine of TSA. This is a great listing of varied unique scholarships. Make sure you check out all the qualifications.
MORE ideas to obtain scholarships or grants regardless of your physical / mental challenges
Check with organizations that are related to your chosen field of study. For example, if you will study nutrition, check with the American Dietetic Association.
Your church or synagogue may have scholarships available. If your local congregation does not offer scholarships, check with the headquarters of your religious affiliation .
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs You spend a year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. In return , you can get college paid for , and recieve training and health insurance.
AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents aged 17 or older. Members serve full- or part-time over a 10- to 12-month period. Full-time members receive an education award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back student loans. They also receive health insurance, training, and student loan deferment. Members who serve part-time receive a partial education award. For more information on AmeriCorps, call 1-800-942-2677 (TTY 1-800-833-3722) or consult
FOR THOSE WHO ARE DEALING WITH OR WHO HAVE OVERCOME CANCER
"Scholarships are granted for college education of the cancer survivors. Recipients are selected by a committee based on applicants' personal hardship and financial need.
To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
The applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, and does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify."
THESE SITES HAVE AN ECCLECTIC SELECTION OF GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Some are educational , some are condition specific.
I have tried to label them accordingly.
FOR WOMEN GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES-VERY SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL
'We commend all applicants for their achievements to date and wish everyone the best of luck in the application process.ELA Scholarships are available only to women graduate students with physical disabilities who are enrolled in a college or university in the United States. These scholarships are awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Scholarships range between $500 and $2,000."
FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS-CAREER ORIENTED EDUCATIONAL
Microsoft has scholarships for people who are disabled and want to go into computer science and related careers
SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP DATABASE
FOR VARIOUS SPECIFIC DISABILITIES-EDUCATIONAL
Scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities. Be sure to browse the rest of the site also, since some of the more general listings and scholarship databases may contain information relevant to students with disabilities.
FOR STUDENTS WITH MS-EDUCATIONAL
National MS Society Scholarship Program
Who is eligible?
High school seniors who are the children of people with MS who will be attending an accredited post secondary school for the first time.
High school (or GED) graduates who are the children of people with MS who will be attending an accredited post secondary school for the first time.
High school seniors who have MS and will be attending an accredited post secondary school for the first time.
High school (or GED) graduates of any age who have MS who will be attending an accredited post secondary school for the first time.
Applicants must be a United States citizen or legal resident who plans to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the United States .
Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license, or certificate. "
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CONDITIONS RELATED TO PARALYSIS -ALL SORTS OF HELP FOR ALL AREAS OF LIFE
Paralysis is not defined strictly in medical terms, but there are many health and wellness issues specific to people with mobility related disabilities. This portion of the PRC Web site deals with a wide range of health-related issues, from the many conditions that can cause paralysis, to some of the health related issues brought on by paralysis itself. This section also presents information relating to sexual health and fertility.
Basics by Condition describes some of the many conditions that are related to paralysis:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Brachial plexus injury
- Brain injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Friedrich’s Ataxia
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Post-Polio Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Syringomyelia/Tethered cord
- Transverse Myelitis
ALSO COVERED ON THIS SITE :
Autonomic Dysreflexia a potentially dangerous reaction that can occur with high level spinal cord injuries
Bladder Management information for maintaining a healthy bladder
Bowel Care information for healthy bowel care
Functional Electrical Stimulation the use of low voltage currents to enhance the function of paralyzed muscles
Pain a look into the causes and treatments related to paralysis
Respiratory Health information especially for people who use vents
Sexual Health information on sexual function and fertility
Skin Care how to keep skin healthy
Spasticity the different types and causes of spastic
THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS FROM THE :
DANA AND CHRISTOPHER REEVE FOUNDATION WEB SITE
In order to access grants on this site :
click on the condition . This will lead you to another page.
Look at the right sidebar (it is green) , and click on "Quality of Life Database" , for your condition .
Another page will come up where you will type in zip code etc. This will narrow it down to what is available in your area.
Contact the individuals listed for infomation and assistance
THE CHRISTOPHER AND DANA REEVE FOUNDATION
FOR PEOPLE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS
offers an annual scholarship award to an undergraduate student. The scholarship is open to students of any major or concentration. The winner's name, essay and photo will be posted on 1800wheelchair.com. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to students with mobility disabilities.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
This site has scholarships other financial aid for children/young people with diabetes
BLIND , LOW VISION , AND EYECARE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS CAN BE FOUND HERE :
GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR FREE COMPUTERS AND COMPONENTS FOR THE DISABLED !-ACADEMIC
The Jim Mullen Foundation and Computers for Schools provide low-cost computers for people who have a disability in the US and Canada. Tell them who you are. Tell them the nature of your disability (along with verification from your doctor), and they will provide you with a free computer. They will attempt to provide you with the necessary adaptive hardware and software so that you will be most productive with your new computer.
National toll-free number 1.800.939.6000
DO YOU HAVE EYE CARE NEEDS ?
ARE YOU VISION IMPAIRED ?
ARE YOU PRINT IMPAIRED ?
HERE IS A PAGE WITH GRANTS AND OTHER FINANCIAL HELP FOR YOU .