Disabled students have a chance to earn this $2,000 grant
Disabled students or those suffering from a major condition can make the best out of the worst by applying for a college scholarship
Scholarships are a sort of gift. Their main benefit is that they don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them – for offline or online education students alike – offered by schools, employers, private companies or nonprofit organization. Their main goal? Help students enrolled with a traditional or online degree program pay for their education.
Some scholarships are merit-based. You earn them by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the organization offering them. Merit-based scholarships are often awarded taking into consideration the student’s academic record or a combination of academics with a special talent or trait. Other scholarships are awarded to those in financial need.
But many scholarships are targeted at particular groups of people. For example, there are grants for online education students or female students or those with a certain disability or suffering from a specific illness.
Ideally a scholarship will cover the entire cost of your offline or online degree program, but the majority only award a few thousand dollars. But even so, it’s worthy applying for, because it will help reduce the ginormous cost of your education.
Here’s a specific scholarship which is available only for students who are suffering from a certain disability (example: walking impairment). It’s offered by disABLEDperson.com and awards a grant worth $2,000.
Going to college is a complex yet hard experience, so imagine how it is like for a student with disabilities. That’s why disABLEDperson.com wants to help students suffering from a disability start the college journey the right way.
In order to become eligible, students have to first register with the website. Then he or she will have to submit a 1,000-word essay on a certain topic (topics vary). A panel of judges will take a look at your creation and decide if it qualifies for a scholarship.
Upon winning, the student will have to prove their disability and matriculation (with a college program) through their Disability Student Services.
Candidates can be suffering from any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking on their own.
Another specific scholarship is the one offering by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation. It’s aimed at high school seniors with Type 1 diabetes who are looking to enroll in higher education. The Foundation awards various scholarship amounts including $5,000, $4,000, $3,000 or $1,000.
The only major requirement for this grant is that you are a sufferer of Type 1 diabetes. There’s no minimum GPA to worry about and you don’t have to send in hefty documentation like letter of recommendations or school transcripts.
It’s a pretty straight forward scholarship application, so if you are suffering from this aliment and looking to go to college you should absolutely not miss it.
There are many other scholarship opportunities such as these which we highlighted above. All you need to do is conduct a quick research which includes your specific ailments, talents or interests. And it shouldn’t take you long before you find the scholarship of your dreams.