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AG Bell College Scholarship Program

  • AG Bell usually awards scholarships to about 15% of applicants – it’s highly competitive, so you should give us a strong understanding of who you are – make use of the essay questions and your letters of recommendation to really impress us!
  • AG Bell Scholarships are for high-achieving students who have bilateral hearing loss that was diagnosed before age 4. You must be using Listening and Spoken Language as your primary communication mode. 
  • You must be attending a mainstream university and working toward a four-year undergraduate degree or a graduate degree.
  • If you’re working on a graduate degree in law or public administration, don’t use this application. You should apply for the Nofer Scholarship which will open in February.

Here’s what you need to prepare:

  • If you use hearing aids, you’ll need an unaided audiogram dated no earlier than March 1, 2017. You should use this to determine your Pure Tone Average which must be 55dB or higher (don’t worry, the formula to calculate PTA is in the application).
  • If you use a cochlear implant, you meet the PTA requirement. Just include your recent CI programming report.
  • You’ll need transcripts. For high school seniors, your transcript should include grades 9 through 11 and the first semester of your senior year. For college freshmen, you’ll need your final high school transcript and first semester of college. For everyone else, it’s college transcripts. Your unweighted GPA must be 3.25 or higher – if you’re from outside the United States, there are specific instructions in the application for you. If your school doesn’t use a 4.0 scale or doesn’t include your unweighted GPA on your transcript, you’ll need an official letter from the school explaining what your unweighted GPA would be. If your university only uses an online access format for transcripts, just set it up and upload the acknowledgment from your school in your application. The email address you’ll need to provide them is scholarships@agbell.org.
  • You’ll need to write an essay that you can upload – the prompts are in the application. 
  • You’ll need the name, telephone number and email address of your three recommenders. The application will send them a message with instructions on how to upload their letter of recommendation directly to us. It’s important that you provide this information early to give your recommenders time to write and upload their letters.

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation

The program is available to those who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school in the fall of 2019. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester. Approximately 60% of the students who have applied in the past have been awarded scholarships. Awards may be used for tuition, books, and room and board. Awards will be sent directly to the institution that the student is attending. Both single year and multi-year awards are made, generally for $1000 per year. Students can reapply the following year for an additional award, but there is no guarantee they will receive one.

We will begin accepting applications on January 15, 2019, and all applications must be postmarked by March 28, 2019 and sent to:

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
1555 Sherman Avenue, #116
Evanston, IL 60201

Applicants will be notified of our decision by April 20, 2019

John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • High school senior
  • Type 1 diabetic
  • NJ resident
  • Exemplary academic performance
  • Participates in community or extra curricular activities or sports
  • Endorsement from a physician or CDE that demonstrates that they are managing their diabetes

Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship

Up to $10,000 awarded!  Scholarship is renewable for 4 years.

Eligibility criteria:

  • High school senior
  • Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes
  • Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise, and diet
  • 3.0 or higher gpa
  • Actively participating on an organized athletic team
  • Submit supporting documentation and endorsements

NJ Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship Program

At least 3 $1,000 scholarships available!

  • NJ high school senior with epilepsy
  • Academic achievement
  • Participation in activities
  • Financial need

Please see the website for the application.

Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award

$3,000 scholarship opportunity!

This is an annual award honoring an undergraduate college student who is raising awareness of mental health issues on campus, reducing prejudice around mental illness, and encouraging help-seeking among their peers.

  • Any undergraduate grade level
  • No minimum gpa requirement
  • You will need so submit a statement about your work along with supporting documentation.

Gemm Learning Scholarship

Applications will be accepted starting May 1, 2018!

There is no formal application to complete.  Email the following to scholarships@gemmlearning.com:

  • 500-600 work essay on “Living with Dyslexia.”
  • Proof of college enrollment.
  • Preference regarding publishing or withholding your last name, if your essay is published on the Gemm blog.

disABLEDperson, Inc. /ReelAbilities Film Festival Spring 2019 National Scholarship

$2,500 scholarship opportunity!

  • Write an essay of no more than 1,000 words (see website for topic)
  • Register on the website and include your essay
  • Must attend full time (unless part time status is due to your disability)
  • US citizen
  • Must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • The winner will have to document their disability.

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million to Scholarship America to implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants of the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities award must:

  • Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity)
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent
  • Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled in full-time or half-time (at least 6 credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Applicants must submit a typed essay (500–1,500 words) or video submission (5 minutes max) answering the following questions:

  • How has cancer affected your life?
  • How did you overcome this strong adversity?
  • How has cancer affected outlook on your life and personal or career goals?
  • How did this adversity shape who you are today?
  • What would this scholarship mean to you? Why is it important?

Please fill out the application form below and provide your full name, home address, email address, phone number, the university you are attending, or plan to attend, and your major. In addition, please submit all of the following:

  • Unofficial Academic Transcript.
  • Proof of enrollment at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program. This may be an official letter verifying your enrollment or your class schedule for the current semester.
  • 2 letters of recommendation detailing why you should receive the scholarship.
  • Information about any honors you have received as well as any volunteer work. Please summarize in 1–2 sentences for each.

SELECTION PROCESS

All entries will be reviewed by the staff at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance once the deadline passes. The winner will be chosen based on the positive impact they have on those around them, strength in the face of adversity, commitment to academic excellence, and financial need.

Students who are awarded scholarships will be notified no later than May 1, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester and announced through the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance’s social network of over 50,000 followers. Each winner will be granted a $4,000 scholarship. The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance will only contact the winners of the scholarship.

The decision of the panel will be based on which student best shows strength in the face of adversity, a need for financial assistance, and who best uses their cancer experience to positively impact the lives of other young adults. Medical hardship, a dedication to community service, and a commitment to educational and professional goals will also be considered when making the final decision.

Any attempt to falsify claims in an applicant’s story will result in immediate disqualification.

All essays and videos should be submitted no later than March 31, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester.

Any questions can be directed to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance at scholarships@mesothelioma.com using the subject line: Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This includes the collection, storage, use, access, and disposal of all student information and data obtained through the application process. This data will only be used for reviewing applications and selecting recipients and never for commercial purposes.