Disabled Wheelchair Users Scholarships

If you are interested in pursuing further education but are wheelchair confined, there are a number of disability scholarships out there that can help you out. The following is a list of scholarships for disabled particularly designed for students confined to their wheelchairs.

1800wheelchair.com Scholarship

1800Wheelchair.com is proud to announce our sixth scholarship award. Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarship each year. Our past essays have explored mobility issues on campus and much more.
Website: http://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/

AbleFlight Scholarships
Above all, candidates must be dedicated to the idea that they, too, can change their lives by learning to fly. Able Flight encourages people with a variety of disabilities to apply to become an Able Flight Scholar.
Website: http://www.ableflight.org/scholarships.html

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship
The AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship is a program we offer to full time college students who use wheelchairs. Our goal is to help provide financial assistance for books or other school related supplies to deserving mobility challenged students. This $500 scholarship is available twice a year for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
Website: http://www.ameriglide.com/scholarship/

The Boilermaker – Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Boilermaker 15K is the premier event of Boilermaker Weekend. This world renowned race is often referred to as the country’s best 15K. The Boilermaker 15K, which sets the standard for race management, is recognized for its fun, its entertaining yet challenging course, and its post-race party at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company. And, the Boilermaker offers up to $14,300 in prize money for wheelchair athletes.
Website: http://www.boilermaker.com/events/wheelchair.php

The ChairScholars Foundation provides scholarships for college or vocational training to low-income students with severe physical disabilities – allowing them the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Any young person with a physical disability and a dream can apply for a scholarship.
Website: http://www.chairscholars.org/

The Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students
The National Amputation Foundation is proud to offer six (6) $500.00 scholarships to college students with a major limb amputation, who will be attending an accredited university as a full time student. A major limb amputation is described as loss of limb beginning at or above the wrist or ankle. The scholarship application period begins September 1st with a deadline of August 31st.
Website: http://nationalamputation.org/scholar1.html

Disability.gov – Scholarships: Financial Aid: Education
There are a number of scholarships for People with Disabilities in general on this page.
Website: http://www.disability.gov/education/financial_aid/scholarships?sort=title

The Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Association

The Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Association (ENWAA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 and became an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1988. ENWAA is the premier wheelchair sports organization in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. Also, many of our members have participated on the United States Paralympic Team and have had opportunities for international travel. Several of our members have received college scholarships through wheelchair athletics.
Website: http://www.enwaa.com/

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
This scholarship was established by friends and alumni of the Edinboro University Wheelchair Basketball and Athletic programs. The individual selected (incoming freshman, transfer or upperclassman) is a member of the Edinboro University Wheelchair Basketball Team and must meet minimum NCAA requirements and maintain NCAA eligibility. At the discretion of the coach, the scholarship is renewable for a maximum of five years provided the individual maintains NCAA eligibility, and multiple awards may be given. The scholarship can only be awarded during the Fall and/or Spring semesters.

Website: http://departments.edinboro.edu/development/general%20athletic.html

Mt. Hood Community College – Disability Scholarships
A General listing of Disability Scholarships.
Website: http://www.mhcc.edu/pages/2491.asp

National MS Society Scholarship Program
The Society established its scholarship program in 2003 and the program continues to grow both in terms of support and scholarships awarded. In its first year of operation the program awarded 36 scholarships for a total of $68,000; in 2009 a total of $1,021,600 was awarded to 510 scholars.
Website: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/get-involved/programs-and-services/scholarship/index.aspx

R.A.G.E. Gym
The scholarship program gives the recipient a 13 week membership to Gold’s Gym. In addition, each recipient receives a fitness journal and a certificate of completion once the scholarship has ended.
Website: http://www.bteamrage.org/rage_gym.html

SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Be a manual or power wheelchair user
  • Be enrolled at an accredited 4-year educational institution at the undergraduate level
  • Be a legal resident of the US or possess a valid student visa
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0
  • Have not at any time been subject to any disciplinary action by any institution or entity, including, not limited to, any educational or law enforcement agency.

Website: http://www.spinlife.com/scholarship/

Standing Wheelchair Company Annual Scholarship (in honor of Douglas Spooner) – SVSU
Website: http://www.svsu.edu/financialaid/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/student-leadership.html#Wheelchair

TSIC of Sarasota Student Scholarship
Take Stock in Children/ Chair Scholars Foundation applicants must:
• Exhibit positive behavior in and out of school
• Attend school regularly
• Maintain satisfactory grades
• Be determined to succeed
• Demonstrate a financial need
• Must have a documented physical disability
Website: http://www.takestocksarasota.org/resources/student-scholarship-appChairSch.pdf

USTA Northern
USTA Northern realizes the need for funding to support aspiring tennis players without the means to reach their full potential. To assist with your search for support, we put together this comprehensive list of players scholarships that are available through the USTA Family.
Website: http://www.northern.usta.com/Global/Custom%20Pages/Scholarships/22936_Player_Scholarships.aspx

USTA Southern
USTA Southern offers a variety of program grants to promote & develop the growth of tennis. With approval from the state offices, grants may be awarded up to $1,000.00.
Website: http://www.southern.usta.com/?sc_itemid=2091700d-6dea-42af-8d3f-d183927ac068

The Wheelchair Mavericks
College Scholarship Programs: The Wheelchair Mavericks scholarship program continues to develop. The scholarships are named in honor of the Wheelchair Maverick’s sponsors. The scholarships vary in amount from $250 to $2,850 per semester.

* Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Scholarship
Jackie Bartels, University of Texas at Arlington
* Dallas Mavericks (Mary C. Crowley), Scholarship
Paul Schulte University of Texas at Arlington
* American Airlines Scholarship
Meghan Schulte, University of Texas at Arlington.
As the Wheelchair Mavericks grow we will increase the schedule of competitive basketball, community service, and continue our educational scholarship program for the local disabled community.
Website: http://wheelmavs.org/community.htm
The Wheelchair Success Foundation
We urge everyone to identify experiences that motivate them to take action toward the realization of their goals. This is vital to reaching peak performance level. Genetics, abilities or disabilities do not matter near as much as a positive attitude, personal determination and desire to reach your goals — and Never Give Up!
Website: http://www.wheelchairsuccessfoundation.org/

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