Office of Adaptive Services
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Scholarships are offered to students who are blind or visually impaired that meet the criteria. Deadline is April 15th.
Find information at fcb.org or contact
Disability Care Center, an organization that helps disabled Americans apply and appeal for Social Security Disability benefits by providing information, resources, and customer service. Their mission is to assist the disabled community and now offer 2 new annual scholarships for college students who have a disabling condition or are majoring in special education.
webpage outlining the specific details of the scholarships: disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/
Bottar Leone, PLLC, is proud to announce its first ever scholarship for students with physical or learning disabilities (the "Bottar Leone Scholarship"). This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded twice annually to a recent high school graduate with a documented physical or learning disability
Deadlines for Applications: July 1st for fall, December 1st for spring
To fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, community college, or technical
school level for men and women with a physical disability who use a wheelchair.
The number of scholarships awarded each year and the amount of each is determined by the
Selection Committee. Students may reapply.
The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage and increase the attendance of full-time college/university students who have documented disabilities, completed 24 hours of college credit and an accumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and provide increased opportunities for gainful employment. Please select APPLY on our website to start the online application process. The deadline to apply is June 15th (11:59 pm EST). For more information, please visit http://www.thespringboardfoundation.org
Since 2016, The Springboard Foundation awarded 22 general and STEM focused scholarships to college students with disabilities from four-year accredited colleges and universities around the country. This year, we have increased the number of scholarships offerings to 18.
Scholarship Committee Chair
The Springboard Foundation
The Chrissy Weems Scholarship was created to help the future entrepreneurs and small business owners of our world. All high school seniors who have been selected to attend a college or university and current college students are encouraged to apply. To enter for a chance to receive this $1000 scholarship you just have to write a short 500-word essay. Full details can be found below:
You are eligible to apply for this $1000 scholarship if you meet one of the below requirements.
A high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university
A current college student that is not in their final year.
To apply for the $1000 Chrissy Weems Scholarship please write a 500-word essay on the following topic: “Share an adversity in your life that you have fought to overcome and what you have learned from it”.
Please completely fill out the form below. By submitting your application for this scholarship you are giving Chrissy Weems permission to use your name and essay for marketing and promotional purposes.
February 28, 2019
A winner will be selected by the scholarship committee in March 2019. Once contacted the winner will have two weeks to respond so the scholarship can be awarded to their school’s financial aid department.
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Centers for Independent Living
Disability and Business Technical Assistance
Job Accommodation Network
The Office of Disability Employment Policy
Plan to Achieve Self-Support
Rehabilitation Services Offices
Ticket to Work
Workforce Recruitment Program
http://www.loc.gov/nls/ (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped)
Duolingo that is multi-platform that is being touted as the best way to learn a new language on the go. It's supposed to be easy, fun, and very effective.
link to app's webpage: http://www.duolingo.com/
AudioNote for iPad and iPhone
Open-access, expert-driven guide to higher education for students with visual impairments:
Key updates include:
- A breakdown of technologies central to visually impaired learning
- College success tips for students with visual impairments
- Updated spotlights on the accommodations colleges are making for fully and partially blind students
- A print screen option
- Full JAWS compatibility
You can view the guide here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/colleges-helping-visually-impaired-students/
The most extensive guidebook put together in hopes to make the transition to college a less daunting task than it already is! This guidebook includes tech tools for students with hearing impairments, how schools create more audible environments, and scholarships for students with hearing impairments.
All this great information and more can be found here: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-with-hearing-impairments/
This guidebook of Higher Education for Students with Disabilities includes additional financial aid, scholarship, and government resources for students with disabilities. This guide can be found here: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/best-accredited-colleges-schools-for-students-with-disabilities/