Other Disability/Illness/Diagnosis specific scholarships

Please note the organizations listed below are independent from and not endorsed by Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Foundation.



Attention Deficit Disorder Association/Novotni Scholarship, www.add.org

Eli Lilly/ADHD Focus on Your Possibilities Scholarship, several awards given,  www.adhd.com



Winterhoff Collegiate Scholarship Foundation, for Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or University of Arizona students, see school’s disability resource office for application

UCB RA Family Scholarship Program, www.reachbeyondra.com



Aheadd- www.aheadd.org

The Autism Society of America- www.autism-society.org

CVS/All Kids Scholars- www.autism-society.org

Schwallie Family Scholarship Program- www.researchautism.org

Bleeding Disorders/Hemophilia

Go to National Hemophilia Foundation for list of many scholarships- www.hemophilia.org

Pfizer Hemophilia/Soozie Courter Scholarship Program, www.hemophiliavillage.com


Blind/Vision Loss/Dyslexic

American Council of the Blind- www.acb.org

American Foundation for the Blind, administers several scholarships, www.afb.org

California State University System/CSU Foundation Board of Governors/Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students, will offer 44 $6000 scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year, www.calstate.edu/foundation

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International/CCLVI Scholarships- www.cclvi.org

Friends in Art Scholarship- www.friendsinart.com

Lion’s Club- many clubs have scholarship programs for people with visional disabilities; check your local club

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program- www.nfb.org

R F B & D (Recording for Blind and Dyslexic) Award Programs- www.rfbd.org



American Cancer Society, California Division- California Young Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program- www.cancer.org/InYourArea/California ; other states- see your local American Cancer Society chapter

Andre Sobel Award- www.andreriveroflife.org




Bogart HOPE Scholarship- www.chla.org

Cancer for College Scholarships- www.cancerforcollege.org

CCC Scholarships, www.cccscholarships.org

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, excellent list of scholarships, www.chop.edu

Friends of Scott Foundation/Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship Program, www.friendsofscott.org

Patient Advocate Foundation Scholarships, cancer or other critical disease, www.patientadvocate.org

Ped-Onc Resource- list of many scholarships for students with or who have previously had cancer, www.ped-onc.org

Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund Scholarships, for people currently diagnosed with Lymphoma, www.ryans2dchancefund.org

The SAM Fund, www.samfund.org

Working Against Cancer Survivor Scholarship program- 2 California resident specific awards, 1 national, www.workingagainstcancer.org


Cystic Fibrosis

Abbott/CF Care Forward Scholarships- undergraduate and graduate awards, www.cfcareforwardscholarship.com

Boomer Esiason Foundation- several scholarship programs, www.esiason.org

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation, www.cfscholarship.org

Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarships, open to undergraduate and graduate level students, www.elizabethnashfoundation.org

UCLA, Nancy Diane Orford Scholarship- UCLA Scholarship Resource Center



Diabetes Scholars Foundation, www.diabetesscholars.org


Down Syndrome

The Annie Forts Syndrome Fund- www.anniefortsupfund.org

Down Syndrome Footprints Foundation- www.downsyndromefootprint.org


National Down Syndrome Society- Joshua O’Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Foundation- www.ndss.org

United Parent Support for Down’s Syndrome- www.upsfordowns.org 



Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship- www.epilepsy-scholarship.com

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com 

Joel A. Bierens Scholarship/ The Epilepsy Council of Michigan-for a Michigan resident, www.http://www.epilepsycouncil.org/scholarship.html 


Hearing Loss/Deaf

Alexander Graham Bell Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship- www.agbell.org  

Ear Foundation Organization/Minnie Pearl Scholarship- www.earfoundation.org

Hamilton Relay Scholarship-

Sertoma Scholarship- www.sertoma.org

Kidney and Urology

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, www.kidneyurology.org

list of 13 scholarship programs for students with kidney disease, www.needymeds.org/cas.taf?_function=list_disease_s&disease_id=132&disease=Kidney%20Disease  

Learning Disabilities

LEAD Foundation Community Scholarship, www.leadcolorado.org

Learning Disabilities Association of America/LDA- www.ldanatl.org

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas/Ralph G. Norman Scholarship, www.ldarkansas.org

Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarships,  www.lda-ia.org  

Moss Society, P. Buckley Moss Society Scholarships, www.mosssociety.org

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities/Smart Kids with Learning Disability Youth Achievement Award- www.smartkidswithld.org


Limb amputation

Amputee Coalition- Christina Skoski, MD, Scholarship- www.amputee-coalition.org

National Amputation Foundation-  www.nationalamputation.org



The Lupus International Foundation for Excellence/L.I.F.E. Scholarship- www.lifescholarship.org

Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter- Michael Jon Barlin Scholarship Fund,  www.lupusfl.org


Mental Illness

The Bipolar Lives Scholarship- www.bipolar-lives.com

Peace Charlie- Charles A. Olayinka Scholarship for students with a bipolar diagnosis,  www.peacecharlie.com

Eli Lilly Reintegration Awards- www.reintegration.com


Multiple Sclerosis 

National MS Society- in 2011, over $1,000,000 in scholarship awards were given, www.nmss.org


Paralyzed/Disabled Veterans/Families

See your local American Legion for specific scholarship programs

See California Education Code which includes provisions for the waiver of mandatory system wide fees as specified

Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation Scholarship Program, www.louiefamilyfoundation.org   

www.laccod.org, Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities/Ernest T. Hamilton Veterans Scholarship

Penn State Universit/ Perrotta Family-Charlotte w. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship, www.equity.psu.edu

www.military.com/benefits, for veterans and families of veterans

www.military.com/education, Operation Education scholarships

Sacramento Region Community Foundation/Graydon and Myrth Fox Scholarship, www.sacregcf.org

Sacramento Region Community Foundation/Sarah A. Bonnifield Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Fund, www.sacregcf.org

Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship Program, www.vpa.org


Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

Immune Deficiency Foundation/IDF Scholarships- www.primaryimmune.org


Spina Bifida

The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) Scholarship Program- www.spinabifidaassociation.org


Spinal Cord Injury

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, list of organizations which make individual grants and lots of other great resources, www.christopherreeve.org

Craig Hospital Alumi Scholarship, www.craighospital.org

Ralph’s Riders Foundation, provides support to people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities, www.ralphsriders.org


Transplant Recipients 

Transplant Recipients International Organization, Inc./TRIO-