Scholarships and Other Announcements

Announcements

Accessibility Announcement

Individuals wishing to participate in activities scheduled for the Dance Studio on the second floor or the martial arts room or pool in the basement of Brooks Hall that have difficulty accessing these facilities should contact Dr. Nesbitt at 872-3705 or by e-mail at gnesbitt@millersville.edu to make arrangements for the activity to be moved to an accessible facility.

Accessibility Plan for Brooks Hall

BOOKSHARE is currently offering individual memberships free of charge to students with qualifying disabilities.

 

STEM Diversity Career Expo for People with Disabilities, Veterans, Minorities and Women (Entry-level College Graduates & Professionals) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: March 19, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. To pre-register,  go to: www.eop.com/stemexpo

 

The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company has Student Intern and Co-OP positions in many areas of business as well as Retail Sales Representative in its Sales Organization.

Contact the Hershey Company for details: www.thehersheycompany.com/careers



AccessComputing: Internships and Mentoring for Students with Disabilities in Computing Majors 

With the new school year underway, it's a great time for students to think about their professional development and their career plans.  AccessComputing would like to invite students with disabilities who are pursuing computer science or other computing-related majors to join our AccessComputing team. AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers.


Student team members engage in online mentoring, receive professional development support, and are eligible to request funding for internships, travel to conferences, and tutoring. To join the team, students must complete and submit an application, available online at: http://www.washington.edu/accesscomputing/team_app.html

Students are encouraged to contact Brianna Blaser at blaser@uw.edu 

 

 
 

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Program Number:   21032

Title:            Scholarship Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Sponsor:          Nash (Elizabeth) Foundation 

SYNOPSIS:  The Elizabeth Nash Foundation (ENF) awards scholarships to assists persons with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

Deadline(s):      04/03/2015

Established Date: 12/16/2010

Follow-Up Date:   03/01/2016

Review Date:      02/04/2015 

Contact:                                                                                                             

Address:      PO Box 1260

                  Los Gatos, CA 95031-1260

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           info@elizabethnashfoundation.org

Web Site: http://elizabethnashfoundation.org/index.html

Program URL: http://www.elizabethnashfoundation.org/scholarship-application.html

Tel:                                            

Fax:                                 

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No                 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $2,500   SEEBELOW

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  In selecting applicants, the Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarship Committee takes into consideration each applicant?s scholastic record, character, demonstrated leadership, service to CF-related causes and the broader community, and need for financial assistance. Scholarship recipients must be willing to support the Foundation, at the Board of Directors? request, by writing an article for publication by the Foundation, writing up to 10 thank you notes to donors and/or 5-10 fundraising letters in support of ENF, speaking at one local event, or in some other manner nominated by the recipient.

ELIGIBILITY

The Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarship program is open to individuals with CF who are in-going or current undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited US-based college or university. The program is currently only open to US citizens. Funds to support Associate Degrees are not currently available.

FUNDING

Grants range from $1,000 to $2,500 and are made directly to the academic institution to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees. Grants are made for one year; however, individuals may re-apply for subsequent years.  (cas)

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Program Number:   26367

Title:            UFIRST Scholars Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Sponsor:          Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types

SYNOPSIS:  The UFIRST Scholars program provides the opportunity for students affected with some form of ichthyosis or related skin type to advance their post-secondary education in partnership with FIRST.

Deadline(s):      03/31/2015

Established Date: 12/28/2011

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      02/06/2015

Contact:          Moureen Wenik                                                                                      

Address:          2616 N. Broad Street

                  Colmar, PA 18915     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           mwenik@firstskinfoundation.org

Web Site: http://www.firstskinfoundation.org/content.cfm/Ichthyosis/U-FIRST-Scholars-Program/page_id/981

Program URL: http://www.firstskinfoundation.org/userAssets/file/UFIRSTScholars-Application-2015.pdf

Tel:              215-997-9400                 

Fax:                                 

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Doctoral-Midcareer/Senior Invst.

                  School of Medicine

                  State/Local Agencies

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $0   SEEBELOW

Duration:         1 YEAR(s)

Indirect Costs:   No

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     Foundations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  The UFIRST Scholars program provides the opportunity for students affected with some form of ichthyosis or related skin type to advance their post-secondary education in partnership with FIRST.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible candidates are individuals affected with some form of ichthyosis or a related skin type, seeking post-secondary education at an accredited university, college, junior college, or trade school.

Qualified applicants may apply throughout the duration of their education career; however, a new application is required every year and proven success in previous year(s) will be required to be considered for future funding.

FUNDING

Funds can either be used for school tuition and/or fees. All monies for tuition and/or fees are paid directly to the institution.

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Program Number:   37941

Title:            Scholarship Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Sponsor:          180 Medical

SYNOPSIS:  180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder.

Deadline(s):      06/01/2015

Established Date: 01/28/2014

Follow-Up Date:   03/01/2016

Review Date:      02/06/2015

Contact:                                                                                                              

Address:      Attn: Scholarship Committee

                  8516 NW Expressway

                  Oklahoma City, OK 73162     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           scholarships@180medical.com

Web Site: http://www.180medical.com/scholarships

Program URL: http://www.180medical.com/uploads/docs/scholarships/180%20Med_2015%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf

Tel:              877-688-2729                 

Fax:                                 

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No

                  *See Restrictions for further information. 

DEADLINE NOTE

All materials must be postmarked by June 1, 2014. Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts should not be sent separately. Email applications should include all materials and be sent to: scholarships@180medical.com

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

                  U.S. Permanent Resident

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Doctoral-Midcareer/Senior Invst.

                  Handicapped

                  School of Medicine

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         1 ACAD YR

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  Scholarships are awarded to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder pursuing goals of higher education. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must be legal U.S. residents and will be attending school in the U.S. full-time in the fall for their associates, undergraduate or graduate degree. All applicants must be under a doctor?s care for spina bifida, a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, ostomy, or a condition causing a neurogenic

bladder.      

FUNDING

Seven $1,000 college scholarships are available. (jap)

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Program Number:   03782

Title:            Scholarship Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Sponsor:          American Council of the Blind

SYNOPSIS:   The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually

awards scholarships to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate

and graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3

GPA and are involved in their school/local community.

Deadline(s):      03/01/2015

Established Date: 08/21/1985

Follow-Up Date:   01/01/2016

Review Date:      12/15/2014

Contact:          Dee Theien                                                                                         

Address:          6300 Shingle Creek Parkway

                  Suite 195

                  Brooklyn Center, MN 55430     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           deetheien@acbes.org

Web Site: http://www.acb.org/

Program URL: http://www.acb.org/scholarship

Tel:              612-332-3242                 

Fax:                                  

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No                 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $0   NOT PROV

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     Non-Profit Organizations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:   ACB provides scholarship support to outstanding

blind students who are enrolled in academic programs at the

post-secondary level.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible applicants are vocational, entering freshmen,

undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind and

maintain a 3.3 GPA.  (cas)

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Program Number:   16744

Title:            Delta Gamma Foundation Florence Margaret Harvey Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                          

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

SYNOPSIS:  The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) provides a

scholarship of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student in the

field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind or

visually impaired. 

Deadline(s):      05/31/2015

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   03/01/2016

Review Date:      01/13/2015

Contact:          Tara Annis                                                                                         

Address:          1000 Fifth Ave.

                  Suite 350

                  Huntington, WV 25701     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           tannis@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.aspx

Program URL: https://www.afb.org/info/afb-2015-scholarship-application/5

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist an

undergraduate or graduate student in the field of rehabilitation or

education of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible applicants are undergraduate or graduate students who are

legally blind  (i.e., have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or

less in the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees

in the better eye). 

FUNDING

This is a $1000 educational scholarship.  (jap)

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Program Number:   16745

Title:            Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

SYNOPSIS:  The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) provides

four (4) scholarships of $2,500 each to legally blind undergraduates

or graduates who are studying full-time in the field of rehabilitation

or education of persons who are blind and/or visually impaired.  

Deadline(s):      05/31/2015

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/13/2015

Contact:          Tara Annis                                                                                          

Address:          1000 Fifth Ave.

                  Suite 350

                  Huntington, WV 25701     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           tannis@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.aspx

Program URL: https://www.afb.org/info/afb-2015-scholarship-application/5

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $2,500  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist an

undergraduate or graduate student in the field of rehabilitation or

education of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must be undergraduates or graduates who

are studying full-time in the field of rehabilitation or education of

persons who are blind and/or visually impaired; and must be legally

blind (i.e., have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in

the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the

better eye).  

FUNDING

Four scholarships of $2,500 each are available. (jap)

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Program Number:   16746

Title:            Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

SYNOPSIS:  The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) provides a

scholarship of $2,000 to a legally blind, full-time undergraduate or

graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical,

or life sciences.  

Deadline(s):      05/31/2015

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/13/2015

Contact:          Tara Annis                                                                                          

Address:     1000 Fifth Ave.

                  Suite 350

                  Huntington, WV 25701     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           tannis@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.asp

Program URL: https://www.afb.org/info/afb-2015-scholarship-application/5

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                               

Deadline Open:    No                

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $2,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a

full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of

engineering or in computer, physical, or life sciences. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must: be a full-time undergraduate or

graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical,

or life sciences; and be legally blind (i.e., have best corrected

visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, and/or a visual

field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye).  

FUNDING

Two scholarships of $2,000 is available.  (jap)
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Program Number:   16747

Title:            R.L. Gillette Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind 

SYNOPSIS:   The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

provides two scholarship of $1,000 each to legally blind women

students enrolled in a full-time four-year undergraduate degree

program in literature or music. 

Deadline(s):      05/31/2015

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/13/2015

Contact:          Tara Annis                                                                                         

Address:     1000 Fifth Ave.

                  Suite 350

                  Huntington, WV 25701     

                  U.S.A.                                 

E-mail:           tannis@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.asp

Program URL: https://www.afb.org/info/afb-2015-scholarship-application/5

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No                   

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Undergraduate Student

                  Woman 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to offer

assistance for women who are enrolled in a full-time four-year

undergraduate degree program in literature or music.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must: be a woman who is enrolled full-time in a four year

undergraduate degree program in literature or music; and be legally

blind (i.e., have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in

the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the

better eye).

FUNDING

Two academic scholarships of $1000 are offered.  (jap)

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Program Number:   16748

Title:            Gladys. C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

SYNOPSIS:  The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) provides a

scholarship of $1,000 to a legally blind, female undergraduate or

graduate student studying classical or religious music.

Deadline(s):      05/31/2015

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/13/2015

Contact:          Tara Annis                                                                                          

Address:          1000 Fifth Ave.

                  Suite 350

                  Huntington, WV 25701     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           tannis@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.asp

Program URL: https://www.afb.org/info/afb-2015-scholarship-application/5

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No                 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

                  Woman

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to offer

assistance to a female undergraduate or graduate student studying

classical or religious music.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must: be a female undergraduate or graduate student

studying classical or religious music, and be legally blind (i.e.,

have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye,

and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye). 

FUNDING

One academic scholarship of $1000 is offered.  (jap)

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Program Number:   02400

Title:            NFB Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Sponsor:          National Federation of the Blind

SYNOPSIS:   The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) offers

scholarships for legally blind scholars pursuing or planning to pursue

a full-time, post-secondary course of study.

Deadline(s):      03/31/2015

Established Date: 06/17/1992

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/02/2015

Contact:          Chairperson Patti Chang, Esq.                                                                       

Address:     NFB Scholarship Committee

                  200 East Wells Street

                  Baltimore, MD 21230     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           Scholarships@nfb.org

Web Site: https://nfb.org/scholarships

Program URL: https://nfb.org/scholarship-faq

Tel:              410-659-9314 x2415           

Fax:                                 

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                                

Deadline Open:    No                 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $7,000   MAXIMUM

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     Non-Profit Organizations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:   The sponsor offers scholarships to recognize

achievement by blind scholars.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, during the fall semester following the award

program in July 2014, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited

university located in the United States or Puerto Rico. Applicants are

still eligible if they attend a program or course this college offers

outside the United States.

FUNDING

NFB will provide thirty scholarships, ranging from $3,000 to

$12,000 each. (cmb)

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Program Number:   10428

Title:            Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Sponsor:          Hemophilia Federation of America

SYNOPSIS:   The sponsor will award four scholarships in three

scholarship categories: Educational Scholarship, Parent/Sibling/Child

Educational Scholarship, and Medical/Healthcare Services Educational

Scholarship.

Deadline(s):      04/30/2015

Established Date: 03/30/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/02/2015

Contact:                                                                                                             

Address:      820 First Street NE, Suite 720

                  Washington, DC 20002     

                  U.S.A.                                 

E-mail:           info@hemophiliafed.org

Web Site: http://www.hemophiliafed.org/programs/educational-scholarships/hfa-scholarships/

Program URL: http://www.hemophiliafed.org/programs/educational-scholarships/

Tel:              800-230-9797                  

Fax:              972-616-6211       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No                

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,500   SEEBELOW

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:   Educational Scholarship: Two (2) educational

scholarships will be awarded. All recipients are invited to reapply in

subsequent years for renewal as long as they are in good academic

standing. This renewal will not be automatic, as each year?s

applicants will be independently weighed.  Parent/Sibling/Child

Educational Scholarship: One (1) scholarship will be awarded to the

immediate family member of a person with a bleeding

disorder.  Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship:

One (1) scholarships will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in

the medical/healthcare services field. It has been noted that over the

years that many of the students in the bleeding disorders community

are studying for a career in the medial field. Knowing this can be

costly, the sponsor created this scholarship specifically for those

students to help further their goals.

ELIGIBILITY

For the Educational Scholarship: the applicant must be a person

with a bleeding disorder and be seeking a post-secondary education

either from a college, university or trade school.  For the

Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship: the applicant must be a

parent/sibling/child of a person with a bleeding disorder; may or may

not have a bleeding disorder themselves; and be seeking a

post-secondary education from a college, university or trade

school.  For the Medical/Healthcare Services Educational

Scholarship: the applicant must be a person with a bleeding disorder

or related to someone with a bleeding disorder and must be pursuing a

degree in the medical/healthcare services field.

FUNDING

Four scholarships for amounts of $2,000-$4,000 in three categories

will be offered: Two (2) educational scholarships will be awarded in

the amount of $2,000.00 each; One (1) scholarship will be awarded in

the amount of $2,000.00; and One (1) scholarships will be awarded in

the amount of $4,000.00.  (tld)

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Program Number:   27849

Title:            Hydrocephalus Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Sponsor:          Hydrocephalus Association

SYNOPSIS:  The sponsor provides 14 scholarships of $1000 each for

students who have hydrocephalus to assist them with their education

beyond high school.

Deadline(s):      04/15/2015

Established Date: 03/23/2012

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/08/2015

Contact:          Jennifer Bechard Johnson                                                                           

Address:          4340 East West Highway, Suite 905

                  Bethesda, MD 20814-4447

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           scholarship@hydroassoc.org

Web Site: http://www.hydroassoc.org/now-accepting-applications-for-2015-hydrocephalus-scholarships/

Program URL: http://www.hydroassoc.org/hydrocephalus-education-and-support/hydrocephalus-scholarships/2014-scholarship-instructions/

Tel:              301-202-3811                 

Fax:              301-202-3813        

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No                 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s):     Individual, Non-Specific

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                         

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  Scholarship funds must be used for an educational

purpose, including, but not limited to, a four-year or junior college,

a high school post-graduate year to prepare for college, technical or

trade school, an accredited employment-training program, or a

post-graduate program. 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants of the scholarships must have hydrocephalus. Applicants

must be 17 or older. The scholarships are non-renewable. Applicants

may reapply the following year if he or she is not awarded a

scholarship. Previous recipients are not eligible to re-apply. 

FUNDING

The amount of each scholarship is $1,000. The funds may be used for

tuition, books, housing, or an expense directly related to the

educational experience.  (tld)

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Program Number:   63227

Title:            AG Bell College Scholarship Awards Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Sponsor:          Bell (Alexander Graham) Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

SYNOPSIS:  The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and

Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time

students  who have a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the

moderately-severe to profound range, use listening and spoken

language, and who are pursuing a bachelors, masters or doctorate (not

law or public policy) degree at an accredited mainstream college or

university.

Deadline(s):      03/13/2015

Established Date: 10/17/2001

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/08/2015

Contact:          Wendy Will                                                                                         

Address:     College Scholarship Program

                  8745 Gary Burns Drive

                  Suite 160-504

                  Frisco, TX 75034     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:          

Web Site: http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org

Program URL: http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/Document.aspx?id=266

Tel:              202-337-5220                 

Fax:                                 

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No                

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $10,000   SEEBELOW

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     Non-Profit Organizations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for

full-time students  who have a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in

the moderately-severe to profound range, use listening and spoken

language, and who are pursuing a bachelors, masters or doctorate (not

law or public policy) degree at an accredited mainstream college or

university.

ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants

must meet all of the following criteria: listening and Spoken Language

must be the applicant's primary mode of communication; hearing loss

must have been diagnosed before the applicant’s fourth birthday

(pre-lingual hearing loss); hearing loss must be bilateral and in the

moderately severe to profound range. Applicants must have an unaided

Pure-Tone Average (PTA) of 60dB or greater in the better-hearing ear

in the speech frequencies of 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz. Applicants with

cochlear implants meet this eligibility requirement. Unilateral

(one-sided) hearing loss does not qualify; formula for calculating the

PTA: On the unaided audiogram, look at the results for the better

hearing ear at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz and add those three numbers

together, then divide that total by three. The result is the Pure Tone

Average. To be eligible for this program, the applicant’s PTA must be

60 or greater. Applicant must be enrolled in or have applied to a

4-year mainstream and accredited college or university as a full-time

student working to complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree. This

means that, for the 2015-2016 academic year, the applicant must be a

fulltime undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a bachelor’s,

master’s or doctorate degree at a mainstream college or university.

Applicants who are or will be attending a community college offering

an associate’s degree (2-year) do not meet this criterion. Applicants

in the United States must have a minimum cumulative un-weighted GPA of

3.25 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent minimums: 4.06 on a 5.0 scale or 81.25

on a scale of 100). For high school seniors, this is a cumulative GPA

for grades 9-11 and the first semester of grade 12. For college

freshman, this is cumulative GPA for grades 9-12 and the first

semester of college. For college sophomores or higher including

graduate students, it is the cumulative GPA on college transcripts for

all semesters completed. Non-U.S. Applicants: Applicants must have a

minimum 80% cumulative on their high school or secondary school

transcripts. For colleges outside of the United States, applicants

must have a ranking equivalent to a minimum 3.25 GPA; for example, for

students in the UK, Australia and India, a minimum of an Upper Second

Class ranking is required.

FUNDING

While the number and value of awards varies from year to year, in 2014, 131 applications were reviewed for 18 awards which ranged from $2,500 to $10,000. (cas)

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Program Number:   11045

Title:            Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Sponsor:          Lighthouse International

SYNOPSIS:  The sponsor recognizes outstanding students who have

overcome the challenges of vision loss by awarding them with

scholarships for college and graduate studies.

Deadline(s):      03/31/2015

Established Date: 04/13/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/05/2015

Contact:          Gordon Rovins, Director Special Programs                                                           

Address:          111 East 59th St

                  New York, NY 10022     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           scholars@lighthouseguild.org

Web Site: http://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships

Tel:              212-769-7801                 

Fax:                                 

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No                   

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  Handicapped/Disabled

Funding Limit:    $10,000   MAXIMUM

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  The available Lighthouse Guild Scholarships for 2015

are:  The College Bound Scholarship: Up to 20 scholarships for

high school seniors who will be college freshman in the upcoming

school year. This is a onetime only scholarship.  The Graduate

School Scholarship: 1 scholarship for students who are pursuing a

Master?s, PhD or any other post-Baccalaureate degree (MD, JD, MBA,

etc.).

ELIGIBILITY

Lighthouse International Scholarship and Career Awards are open to

legally blind students attend college or attend graduate school.

Applicants must be US citizens.

FUNDING

there will be two scholarships awarded. Each scholarship carries a $10,000 prize. (tld)

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Program Number:   37548

Title:            Jay Franke Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Sponsor:          Diabetes Scholars Foundation

SYNOPSIS:    The Jay Franke Scholarship is worth $5,000 and will

be awarded to a student pursuing an Arts Degree (ie music, theater,

dance).

Deadline(s):      04/15/2015

Established Date: 01/15/2014

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/02/2015

Contact:                                                                                                             

Address:          2118 Plum Grove Road

                  #356

                  Rolling Meadows, IL 60008     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           m.podjasek@diabetesscholars.org

Web Site: http://www.diabetesscholars.org/

Program URL: http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/

Tel:              312-215-9861                 

Fax:              847-991-8739       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

                  U.S. Permanent Resident

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $5,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                         

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:    The Jay Franke Scholarship will be awarded to a

student pursuing an Arts Degree (ie music, theater, dance).

ELIGIBILITY

These scholarships are for incoming freshmen students with Type 1

diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year

university, college, technical or trade school. Applicants must be

U.S. citizen or permanent residents.

FUNDING

Two scholarships at $5,000 each will be made. (cas)

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Program Number:   37549

Title:            Kara Podjasek Nursing Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Sponsor:          Diabetes Scholars Foundation

SYNOPSIS:    The Kara Podjasek Nursing Scholarship is worth

$1,000 and will be awarded to a student pursuing a Nursing Degree.

Deadline(s):      04/15/2015

Established Date: 01/15/2014

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/02/2015

Contact:                                                                                                             

Address:          2118 Plum Grove Road

                  #356

                  Rolling Meadows, IL 60008     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           m.podjasek@diabetesscholars.org

Web Site: http://www.diabetesscholars.org/

Program URL: http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/

Tel:              312-215-9861                 

Fax:              847-991-8739       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No                 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

                  U.S. Permanent Resident

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:    The Kara Podjasek Nursing Scholarship will be

awarded to a student pursuing a Nursing Degree.

ELIGIBILITY

These scholarships are for incoming freshmen students with Type 1

diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year

university, college, technical or trade school. Applicants must be

U.S. citizen or permanent residents.

FUNDING

One scholarship at $1,000 each will be made. (cas)

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Program Number:   37555

Title:            Nicky Randazzo Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Sponsor:          Diabetes Scholars Foundation

SYNOPSIS:    The Nicky Randazzo Memorial Scholarship will be

worth $1,000 and will be awarded to a student majoring in

Business.

Deadline(s):      04/15/2015

Established Date: 01/15/2014

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2016

Review Date:      01/02/2015

Contact:                                                                                                              

Address:      2118 Plum Grove Road

                  #356

                  Rolling Meadows, IL 60008     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           m.podjasek@diabetesscholars.org

Web Site: http://www.diabetesscholars.org/

Program URL: http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/

Tel:              312-215-9861                 

Fax:              847-991-8739       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                                

Deadline Open:    No                

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

                  U.S. Permanent Resident

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:    The Nicky Randazzo Memorial Scholarship will be

awarded to a student majoring in Business.

ELIGIBILITY

These scholarships are for incoming freshmen students with Type 1

diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year

university, college, technical or trade school. Applicants must be

U.S. citizen or permanent residents.

FUNDING

One scholarship at $1,000 each will be made. (cas)

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Program Number:   15169

Title:            AAHD Scholarship Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Sponsor:          American Association on Health and Disability

SYNOPSIS:  The AAHD Scholarship Program supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research.

Deadline(s):      11/15/2014

Established Date: 10/05/2010

Follow-Up Date:   09/01/2015

Review Date:      07/30/2014

Contact:                                                                                                             

Address:      Scholarship Committee

                  110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J

                  Rockville, MD 20850     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           scholarship@aahd.us

Web Site: http://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/      

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No                   

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

                  U.S. Permanent Resident 

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories) 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000   MAXIMUM

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  The AAHD Scholarship Program supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must be enrolled as a full time in an undergraduate school (freshman or greater status) or be enrolled part time or full time in a graduate school, and have a documented disability and provide documentation of their disability. (Applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered.) Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US and enrolled in an accredited US University. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research, health promotion or a field related to disability and health. 

FUNDING

Scholarships will be limited to under $1,000.  (jap)

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Program Number:   00975

Title:            Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Sponsor:          Cancer for College

SYNOPSIS:  Cancer for College provides college scholarships to cancer patients/cancer survivors.

Deadline(s):      01/31/2015

Established Date: 12/11/2008

Follow-Up Date:   11/01/2015

Review Date:      10/09/2014

Contact:                                                                                                             

Address:          981 Park Center Drive

                  Vista, CA 92081     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           info@cancerforcollege.org

Web Site: http://www.cancerforcollege.org Program URL: http://www.cancerforcollege.org/CFC_Online_Application.html

Tel:              760-599-5096                 

Fax:                                 

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No                 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

                  U.S. Permanent Resident

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):     Doctoral-Midcareer/Senior Invst.

                  School of Medicine

                  Undergraduate Student

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $4,000   SEEBELOW

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     Miscellaneous Non-Federal

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                         

CFDA#:                      

OBJECTIVES:  Cancer for College provides college scholarships to cancer patients/cancer survivors.

ELIGIBILITY

The sponsor can only provide scholarships to residents of the United States attending school in the US and Puerto Rico. Any cancer survivor or amputee who is enrolled in an accredited college.

FUNDING

Awards range from $250-$4,000.  (cas)

Improved Access to Digital Download Books for Blind and Low Vision U.S. Citizens

The new BARD download audiobook and magazine service is available free of charge. See below.

Longueuil, May 25, 2009

On April 30, the National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress in the United States, entered the first phase of its transition to a digital playback system, as well as releasing an upgraded version of its pilot download website. Beginning with the testing of 5,000 digital players by NLS patrons in their homes, NLS is preparing to launch full-scale production and distribution of 26,000 machines per month this year, ensuring continued access to reading materials for more than 500,000 registered users.

New to the NLS program is a state of the art online component, called the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site. This new site for blind and physically handicapped patrons of NLS now provides better than ever access to digital audiobooks and magazines. The BARD digital books and magazines are in the ANSI/NISO Z39.86 2002 format, the specification for navigable digital talking books. Readers may press buttons on the NLS digital talking-book player and compatible players to jump from chapter to chapter, section to section or page to page. This ability to quickly navigate the book structure, combined with the high-quality human recording, make the new digital NLS download books one of the most significant advancements in the provision of talking books for blind and low vision people.

"The high quality navigable digital books from the new NLS BARD service represent a major advancement in access to books, magazines, and electronic braille for Americans who are unable to read print due to blindness, low vision, or physical disability", says Gilles Pepin, CEO of HumanWare. "With BARD, NLS brings its library into the home of its patrons. Not only do NLS patrons now have access to thousands of digital books but they can find their book of interest and download it in minutes independently and from the comfort of their home computer."

HumanWare manufactures the popular Victor Reader Stream, a DAISY NISO compatible digital talking-book player designed in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), which several thousand NLS patrons already use to play the new digital NISO books. The NLS digital books on the BARD site are protected by encryption and compatible digital book players must be authorized by NLS for eligible patrons to play the books.

The ability to press buttons on the Victor Reader Stream to easily jump between chapters, pages, or magazine articles, like the NLS digital talking-book player, provides a rich audiobook reading experience never before experienced by audiocassette readers. For reference books such as cookery books the user can even enter a page number from the table of contents on the Stream telephone-style number pad and the playback will move immediately to that page. With the NLS player, Victor Reader Stream, and the NLS BARD books, users now have immediate access to thousands of books and can navigate them just like they would navigate the equivalent print book's structure.

The new BARD download audiobook and magazine service is available free of charge to eligible blind and physically handicapped individuals in the U.S. and to citizens living abroad, who have access to a computer and high-speed Internet connection, and who have a free NLS digital talking-book player or own an authorized compatible digital talking-book player such as HumanWare's Victor Reader Stream. To learn more about BARD service visit http://www.loc.gov/nls/

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