Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students who wish to apply for federal financial aid must complete the FAFSA, which can be completed online at 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 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:
Heidi King Vaughn Scholarship

Schlaug Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to University of Louisville students with financial need. Preference for this scholarship will be given to a student with a disability.
Schlaug Memorial Scholarship

Kentucky Office 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.
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation External link

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.
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority External link

American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) have now partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or as an entering freshman, undergraduate or a graduate student.To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part time), and be involved in their school/local community. For more information, please contact Nancy Feela in the ACB National Office at (612) 332-3242 or (800) 866-3242.
American Council of the Blind

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.
HEATH Resource Center External link

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.
Office of Disability Employment Policy External link

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:
The U.S. Commission for Scholastic Assistance
PO Box 668
O'Fallon, IL 62269

Scholarships for Students with Certain Health Conditions provides information on scholarships that may be available for students with certain medical conditions. External link

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)

College Funding for Students with Disabilities - Federal and State Aid, Scholarships, and Awards.
DO-IT Financial Aid Information External link

Proyecto Visión

Proyecto Visión has an extensive lists of scholarships for students with disabilities. The scholarship list is located at:
Proyecto Visión External link

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.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation External link

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.
Schwallie Family Scholarship Program External link

EntryPoint! Program

EntryPoint! recruits undergraduates and graduates with disabilities for paid internships in math, science, engineering, computer science, and some fields of business.
EntryPoint! Program External link

Shire ADHD Scholarship

This scholarship by Shire is for college students with ADHD.
Shire ADHD Scholarship External link

Rheumatology Scholarship

Scholarship is designed to provide financial support for exceptional students living with RA, JIA, PsA, or AS, as they pursue their higher education goals.
Rheumatology Scholarship External link

Disability Care Center

The Disability Care Center is offering a $500 scholarship to the winner of their essay contest. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S college institution, must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (unless studying master’s degree or higher), must have a GPA of at least 2.5 from most recent transcript, and must be a legal resident of the United States. Applicants must provide a physician’s statement of diagnosis for any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) along with an essay of 500-1,500 words on the topic “Describe an obstacle or hardship that arose due to your condition and how you were able to overcome it. Explain the impact it has had on your life and how it will influence you in the future.”
Disability Care Center External link

Avacare Medical Scholarship

Avacare Medical offers a scholarship to students with disabilities who are studying medical and health-related fields.
Avacare MedicalExternal link


Disability Resource Center

119 Stevenson Hall

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 9:00am to 5:00 pm


tel (502) 852-6938

fax (502) 852-0924

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