Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students who wish to apply for federal financial aid must complete the FAFSA, which can be completed online at FAFSA.gov. Students considering their financial aid options should read "Funding Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid" . Federal student aid information accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals is also available. The Student Financial Aid Office is another excellent resource for any questions that you may have about financial aid at the University of Louisville.
Contacts for Possible Scholarship, Work-Study, Employment & Grant Information:
Heidi King Vaughn Scholarship
University of Louisville students that work with the Disability Resource Center may apply for the Heidi King Vaughn Scholarship. For more information, visit the Student Financial Aid Office's page about this scholarship:
Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Persons with a physical or mental impairment which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment and who can benefit in terms of employment outcome from vocational rehabilitation services may qualify. They provide services for students who will be seeking employment. Often times students will receive aid throughout school.
The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)
The Commonwealth of Kentucky has several financial aid programs that are administered by The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
HEATH Resource Center
The HEATH Resource Center website contains a valuable source of information for people with disabilities. At HEATH Publications, you will find several publications and resource papers, including information about financial aid for people with disabilities.
Office of Disability Employment Policy - U.S. Department of Labor
Using the site's search option, search for scholarships to find scholarship information for individuals with disabilities.
The U.S. Commission for Scholastic Assistance
The U.S. Commission for Scholastic Assistant-College Bound supplies the public with over 700 different private scholarship sources. For information on obtaining these scholarship lists, send a self-addressed business-size envelope to:
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The Anne Ford Scholarship provides $10,000 over four years to a promising high school senior with learning disabilities who plans to pursue a university degree. For further information, visit their website or contact:
Scholarships for Students with Certain Health Conditions
CollegeScholarships.org provides information on scholarships that may be available for students with certain medical conditions.
Disaboom.com contains comprehensive disability-related scholarship information.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
College Funding for Students with Disabilities - Federal and State Aid, Scholarships, and Awards.
Proyecto Visión has an extensive lists of scholarships for students with disabilities. The scholarship list is located at:
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides scholarships for students with Cystic Fibrosis. For more information about these scholarships, click on the link below.
Schwallie Family Scholarship Program
In 2008, the Organization for Autism research (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support qualified individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome residing in the United States pursuing post-secondary education. OAR will present awards of $3,000 each across three categories: 1) Four-year undergraduate or university; 2) Two-year undergraduate college, and 3) Trade, technical or vocational school. These will be one-time awards for any recipient. For more information, and to complete the 2012 online application, click the link provided below.
Foundation for Science and Disability Scholarship
The Foundation for Science and Disability offers a $1000 scholarship to graduate students with disabilities in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, medicine, and computer science.
EntryPoint! recruits undergraduates and graduates with disabilities for paid internships in math, science, engineering, computer science, and some fields of business.
Shire ADHD Scholarship
This scholarship by Shire is for college students with ADHD.
Affordable Colleges Online
This website discusses multiple options for making college more affordable for students with disabilities.