Scholarship Opportunities

The Jan La Belle Scholarship
March 31, 2020
This scholarship provides students with disabilities the opportunity to pursue their personal and career goals through attendance at a post-secondary institution.
Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be an individual with a disability.
  • The applicant must be a Florida resident.
  • The Applicant must be an individual who will be entering a college or post-secondary educational program in Fall 2020.

One or more scholarship winners are selected annually for a total possible non-renewable award. Award amounts are based on several factors, including available funds and the number of eligible applicants.
Click here to apply.

Ruby's Rainbow Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: April 19, 2020
Ruby's Rainbow goal for 2020 is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.
Please be sure to read the instructions carefully before filling out the application.
Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarships range between $1,000 and $10,000 and must be utilized in full within one academic year.
Click here for instructions and guidelines for applying.
Email with any questions.

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Deadline: August 11, 2020
Exploratory grants of up to $400,000 with durations of up to two years and strategies grants up to $1.2 million with durations up to three years are awarded. SPrEaD grants up to $2 million with durations of three to five years are awarded. The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program promotes PreK through Grade 12 students’ interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To do this, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: (1) increase students' awareness of STEM occupations; (2) motivate students to pursue the appropriate education pathways for STEM occupations; and (3) develop disciplinary-based knowledge and practices, or promote critical thinking, reasoning, or communication skills needed for entering STEM workforce sectors. ITEST projects may adopt an interdisciplinary focus on one or more STEM domains or focus on subdiscipline(s) within a domain. ITEST projects must involve students and may also include teachers. ITEST is especially interested in broadening participation of student groups from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM and related education and workforce domains.

Looking for additional scholarship opportunities?

For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships, Grants and Financial Resources for Students with Disabilities page.