Scholarships | Persons With Disabilities

There’s free money out there, but you’ll have to ask for it. Take advantage of various scholarships. Below are a few select scholarships we recommend. Know of any others we should include? Let us know!

Google Lime Scholarship

The Google Lime Scholarship provides financial awards and an invitation to Google Lime Scholars gathering each year. It also opens winners up to be considered for internships at Google headquarters. To quality–

  • Be a current undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. student enrolled in the U.S. or Canada
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering Degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Maintain an excellent academic record
  • Have a visible or invisible disability
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to computer science and technology

Incight Scholarship

This scholarship celebrates and awards students with disabilities who are committed to exceptional community involvement and “overcome personal obstacles.” To qualify–

  • Have a documented disability
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program

Sleep Family Scholarship

Sleep Family provides a $1,500 annual scholarship with the hope that by removing certain financial obstacles, students with disabilities can focus more on school and the college experience rather than thinking about how they will cover costs to make ends meet. To qualify-

  • Candidates must have a medically recognized physical or mental disability
  • Be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a 2-4 year university, community college or graduate school program located in the United States
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or above

The American Foundation for the Blind Scholarship

The AFB scholarships awards undergraduate and graduate students with financial scholarships to support tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses associated with adaptive technology. To qualify–

  • Be legally blind
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA for most scholarships
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Proof of involvement in the community or school