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Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources

Posted by Texas Education on March 16, 2009

Got this from a friend on-line. Many of these are for those with disabilities. I received this from a Tourette’s list serv I am on.  Hope it can help! Most of the deadlines are coming
up fast (March 31st/April 1st) so move quickly.

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S FEDERAL STUDENT AID WEBSITE
The Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website offers information
and tools to help consumers select a school, apply for aid, and locate
federal student loans. A fact sheet on “Tips for Paying for College,”
provides suggestions to make filing a FAFSA easier. The fact sheet is
available at www.ed.gov/students/college/aid/paying.html. The website can be
found at http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS FOR STUDENTS OF PARENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Through the Looking Glass will award students of parents with disabilities
two separate scholarship awards: one for graduating high school seniors who
will be attending college, and one for currently enrolled college students.
For more information go to   http://lookingglass.org/scholarships/index.php
Application deadline: March 16, 2009

FAMILY RA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Family RA Scholarship Program will offer 30 one-time scholarships of up
to $10,000 each in 2009 each to students living beyond the boundaries of
rheumatoid arthritis. For more information go to:
http://www.reachbeyondra.com/scholarship/
Application deadline: March 20, 2009

ANNE & MATT HARBISON SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to one high school senior with a
certified language-related learning difference who is pursuing
post-secondary education. It is renewable for up to three additional,
consecutive years.  For more information go to:
http://www.mosssociety.org/page.php?id=30
Deadline: March 31, 2009

ERIC MARDER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Immune Deficiency Foundation is honored to award scholarships to
undergraduate students living with primary immunodeficiency diseases.  For
more information go to:
http://www.primaryimmune.org/patients_families/scholar/appform.asp
Application deadline: March 31, 2009

AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS
CVS/All Kids Can Scholars Program, provides scholarships in the amount of
$1,000 to a qualified individual with autism to be applied toward the
completion of an accredited, postsecondary educational or vocational program
of study (e.g., college, trade school, etc.).  For more information go to
http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=asa_awards
Deadline: March 31, 2009

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of
thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. For more
information go to http://www.nfb.org/nfb/scholarship_program.asp
Application deadline:  March 31, 2009

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000
for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year.
The program aims to diversify the kinds of student who study abroad and the
countries and regions where they go. The Gilman Program seeks to assist
students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and
private institutions from all 50 states.  For more information go to
http://www.iie.org/gilman.
Application deadline: April 7, 2009

THE ETHEL LOUISE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION, INC.
The ELA Scholarship program provides financial assistance from $500-$2000
for women with physical disabilities who are in graduate school allowing
them to pursue their degree, and develop their leadership
role within the disability community. For more information go to
http://www.ela.org/scholarships/scholarships.html
Deadline for application: June 1, 2009

THE JOSHUA O’NEILL AND ZESHAN TABANI ENRICHMENT FUND
The Joshua O’Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund seeks to offer
financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome who wish to enrich
their lives by enrolling in postsecondary programs or taking classes that
will help them gain employment, independent living skills, life skills, or
others. Up to five grants will be awarded, each grant not to exceed $1000,
and the grant may be used to pay for the tuition for a course or
postsecondary program at a local college, educational institution, learning
center or employment training program. For more information go to  .
http://www.ndss.org/index.php?view=article&catid=55%3Aself-advocate-resource-&id=162%3Ajoztef&tmpl=component&print=1&page=&option=com_content
Application deadline: Not posted yet

PROJECT VISION
Project Vision lists dozens of scholarships available specifically for
students with disabilities, including nearly 50 that have their application
deadlines in March, April, and May.  Learn more about them at:
http://www.proyectovision.net/english/opportunities/scholarships.html

FINANCIAL AID ON DISABILITYINFO.GOV
This website includes links to scholarship applications for students with
various disabilities for graduate and undergraduate as well as vocational
studies.  For more information go to
http://www.disabilityinfo.gov/digov-public/public/DisplayPage.do?parentFolderId=84

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION
Looking for scholarships for Latino students?  For  students formerly in
foster care? Scholarships offered by the Federal Government?  Then visit the
web site of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA). One new
NPSA product, the Scholarship Data Standard, allows students to complete an
online scholarship application and then re-use the information with other
scholarship providers without retyping their data. These and other documents
can be found on the NSPA website at http://www.scholarshipproviders.org

MICHIGAN STATE LIBRARY OF FINANCIAL AID
Michigan State’s comprehensive list of financial aid resources for students
with disabilities can be found at
http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3disable.htm

SCHOLARSHIPS4STUDENTS.COM
Includes a list of scholarships for students with disabilities, by
disability category. To access their list, visit
http://www.scholarships4students.com/special_scholarships.htm

WASHINGTON CENTER FOR INTERNSHIPS AND ACADEMIC SEMINARS
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is pleased to
announce it will continue to help increase scholarship opportunities for
students with disabilities. The Washington Center will complement students’
professional experience with solid academic training for credit from highly
qualified instructors. In addition, students will be exposed to community,
national and international leaders through workshops, seminars, lectures,
embassy visits and networking events held throughout the course of each
semester. Applications are available at http://www.twc.edu/students/how_to_apply.shtml

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