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There are many disability scholarships available worldwide, providing financial assistance for students with a physical, sensory or learning disability, or a mental health condition. Read on for a selection of scholarships for students with disabilities, categorized by country.

Disability scholarships in the US and Canada

  • AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability – Scholarships for students with disabilities, who must be US citizens enrolled full-time as undergraduate or graduate students at any accredited US university. You should be pursuing a degree related to health and disability.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) College Scholarship Program – Merit-based scholarships for full-time students who are deaf or hard of hearing to study an undergraduate degree at a mainstream college or university. A limited number of scholarships are also available for students pursuing a graduate degree. Open to students from both within and outside the US.
  • Baer Reintegration Scholarship – Scholarships for US citizens who suffer from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder and are currently receiving treatment for their illness. Eligible programs include high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school programs, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees.
  • Flora Marie Jenkins Memorial Disability Scholarship - A scholarship for a disabled US student who has either been accepted or is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in the US. To apply, you'll need to submit an essay explaining the impact your disability has had on your life.
  • Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Educational Scholarships – Four categories of scholarship aimed at supporting students with blood disorders, including the Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship, aimed at those studying for a career in the medical field. (The 2018 application round has expired so you’ll need to wait for the 2019 round to open.)
  • Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship – Scholarships for disabled high school seniors from any country to study an undergraduate program in a US university or technical college. You must have a passion for technology, show financial need and declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related subject.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships – Scholarships for two high school seniors from the US with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are about to undertake post-secondary education.
  • Google Lime Scholarship Program – Scholarships for disabled students from any country to study at any level at a Canadian or US university. You must be studying a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field.
  • Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program – Scholarships for legal residents of Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, or Québec who have ADHD, to study at any accredited higher education institution in one of the aforementioned provinces.
  • DisabilityAwards.ca – A searchable portal of financial awards for disabled students from Canada.
  • Scholarships for students with Autism - Autism scholarships are available from Iconic Displays, MediaWorks, Learning Ally Scholarships and SunWise. To apply, you need to be a US citizen, and either be a recent high school graduate, current undergraduate, or be currently attending an Autism School. You also need to be either accepted by or currently enrolled in an accredited school.

Disability scholarships in Europe

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United Kingdom

Disability scholarships in Australia and New Zealand

All students applying to study an undergraduate degree at a university featured in the QS rankings are also now eligible to apply for the new QS Undergraduate Scholarship – part of the QS Scholarships scheme.

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Written by Sabrina Collier
The Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina edits and publishes articles which guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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Hi. I am from Pakistan, i am undergraduate in information and communication technology, i want master in same field. I am disabled from one leg, i have need full scholarship kindly one can help or give me guidelines

Hi Mazhar, here are links to our list of computer science scholarships and scholarships for Pakistani students

Hello,
i am from Nepal studying Bachelor in Business Information System from Kathmandu University and about to finish this four year course. i want to complete my graduate level in MBA from abroad. i am bilateral amputee and searching for scholarship with friendly university.
waiting for ur response
Regards,

Hello.
I am from Kazakhstan doing professional sports among disabled people. (Table Tennis)
Are there sports scholarships?
Where to look?
Thank you .

hi! im faisal from pakistan am disabled person with left eye We are looking for scholerships want to spacialyzation in physics any information please.

Hi Faisal, you can find a range of scholarships for Pakistani students here.

Hi, I'm Mamdou from Senegal. i have a master degree in computer science. I am looking for a scholarship for a phd. Can you do something for me please

Hello, please take a look at our list of computer science scholarships around the world.

Hi dear Sabrina
I am Ghazaleh from Iran and I am chemical engineer, I want to apply for Ph.D, I was born with one hand, I am searching for an appropriate scholarship but I could not find any thing can you help me?

Hello dear
I am yohannes afewerk from Africa-ethiopia when i search a scholarship for disabled students i got your website because i am visual impaired student i graduated in highschool this year now i want to ask you some question about giving full fund scholarship for undergraduate program in your institution please see my document and accept me i have many school certificates i got 99.8 percent when i was grade eight and 4 out of 4 in grade 10 and 370 out of 600 in grade 12 and in my transcript from grade 3-12 all my rank is the first from a class and i am from very poor family so for the university i have to fulfill student needs, financial it is difficult for me and my familiy now i want to take my degree program in your collage am waiting for your response if i get this chance the collage will proud of me and i want to do many researches and studies on my education so with respecting i want to help me how i get this oppertunity indeed i got your application form but i need more information from you?

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Hi Yohannes, we're not a university, we just offer advice on studying abroad to students around the world. If you'd like to apply for a QS scholarship, you can find out about these here. :)

hello sabrina im an afghan student with disability how ca i get grant or scholarship can u help me please

Hello sabrina collier hope you will be fine.
I am Currently the student of Tehran university of medical science in MD and want to transfer in other universities in MD?
And also know about scholarship

ho sabrina
i am moussa 28 y
from libya
i have BSC in medical laboratory
i want to get a scholarship
how is that
please
regards

Hi Moussa, if you'd like to continue studying medicine, we've listed a range of medical scholarships around the world here. :)