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Cost and Financial Aid

Dollar 4 Tic Scholars Program

Open to high school seniors, current undergraduate and graduate students diagnosed with Chronic Tic Disorder or Tourette’s Syndrome.  Must have at least a 2.5 gpa.  See website for full details.

Auger and Auger Disabled Scholar Award

  • Fall Semester – Applications due by July 31
  • Spring Semester – Applications due by November 30

Applicant Essay Topics

Please choose one of the three topics provided for your essay. Essay must be between 500 and 1000 words:

  1. Describe a time in your life when you have overcome your disability to do something extraordinary.
  2. Describe what you have learned from living with your disability. How have those lessons prepared you for college and for what you plan to do after you complete your education?

Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Applicants must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript.

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
  • 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

Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award

ED’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award is an annual award honoring an undergraduate college student who is doing outstanding work on their campus to raise awareness for mental health issues, reduce prejudice around mental illness, and encourage help-seeking among their peers.

This award is designed to encourage dialogue about mental health on campuses and raise visibility of the inspiring students who are tackling these issues at schools across the country.

The undergraduate college student selected for this award receives:

  • A $3,000 cash scholarship
  • Recognition on JED’s website and social channels
  • A trip to New York to accept the award at JED’s Annual Gala

Gemm Learning Scholarship

There is no formal application to complete. Simply send an email to with the following:

  • Your of 500-650 word essay on “Living With Dyslexia” or “Living With Auditory Processing Disorder” (in Word or PDF format)
  • Proof of college enrollment. Please note: students deferring are not eligible. Acceptable proof of enrollment: You may present a dated class schedule or Student ID, receipt for tuition payment, or a formal letter from your school stating that you are enrolled for the fall semester. The full name of your University or College must be visible. An acceptance letter is not proof of enrollment.
  • By submitting an essay and proof of enrollment, you give Gemm Learning permission to publish your essay and your full name on our website and/or blog.
  • Essays submitted without a name on them will not be considered.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Dyslexia/APD scholarship on September 1, 2020. Therefore, all essays and proof of enrollment must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EST on October 31, 2020 . The scholarship will be awarded by November 15, 2020. The recipient will be contacted by email. Failure to respond within three (3) days will result in the forfeit of the scholarship. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient in December, 2020. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to have your essay published on our website, whether you are awarded the scholarship or not.

Anne Ford Scholarship

The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:

  • Articulates his or her challenges and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy
  • Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals
  • Participates in school and community activities
  • Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals
  • Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues
  • Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues
  • Demonstrates financial need

To be eligible for the Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall
  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • Submit current financial information
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations.
    • Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD.
  • Be a United States citizen

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
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