Cure Medical: Scholarships and College Funding For Students With Disabilities

11.15.2019
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Whitney Bailey
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CureMedical
Curated by
Whitney Bailey

Finding ways to pay for a college education can be a daunting task that requires a lot of research. Cure Medical has compiled a list of scholarships and other college funding for students with disabilities. View their full list of scholarships here!

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“They say that knowledge is power. Through education, we learn about the world and our own capabilities, we expand our perspectives, we become experts in our fields.”

Scholarships

Cure Medical has done the research. In their original article, they list several scholarships specifically for students with disabilities. Some scholarships are geared towards the person's field area of study, like the Google Lime Scholarship which is for students who are studying computer science. 

There are scholarships available for students with specific disabilities. For example, the Kristofer Robin Scholarship fund is for students who are paraplegic and quadriplegic. There are also scholarships like Gabriel’s Foundation of HOPE Scholarship where “eligible applicants for the funds include college students living with a diagnosed disability, students desiring to work in a field that will benefit the disabled community and immediate family members who reside with a person with a disability and are seeking financial assistance to further their education.”

Check out the original article for full descriptions and amounts of scholarships.

University-specific Funding Options And Tuition Waivers

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“In some cases, the college or university that you’ll be attending will offer financial assistance and even tuition waivers for students with disabilities. Try reaching out to your school of choice and inquiring about programs or assistance that you may be eligible for,” says Cure Medical.

Potential Loan Forgiveness For People With Disabilities

Cure Medical writes, “Individuals who are totally and permanently disabled may qualify for a total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge of your federal student loans or TEACH Grant service obligation. If you receive a TPD discharge, you will no longer be required to repay your loans or complete your TEACH Grant service obligation.”

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There are twenty-one universities in the United States that offer scholarships for student-athletes who have disabilities. Do you see your favorite school?

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  • Auburn University
  • Ball State
  • Edinboro University
  • Indiana State University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Michigan State
  • Ohio State
  • Oregon State University
  • Penn State University
  • Portland State University
  • Southwest Minnesota State
  • Texas A&M
  • UCLA
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Missouri
  • University of New Hampshire – Northeast Passage
  • University of Texas @ Arlington
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • Wright State University

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