Scholarship Opportunities

Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL): Florida Leadership Forum
The Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) is a unique leadership training program for high school students with disabilities. This annual, four-day event will cultivate leadership, citizenship, and social skills. Delegates represent a wide range of educational backgrounds, ethnicities, and disabilities, mirroring the richly diverse world in which we live. They will be selected based on their leadership potential through participation in school, extracurricular activities and/or community involvement.
The deadline to apply has been extended to March 30th, 2019.
Click here to apply.

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
The scholarship is available to those who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school in the fall of 2019. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement and leadership. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester. Awards may be used for tuition, books, and room and board. Both single year and multi-year awards are made, generally for $1000 per year. Students may reapply the following year for an additional award.
Please note the application you are required to fill out depends on your current educational status.
If you are a high school senior or have not yet completed a full year at college or vocational school, download the file below:
High School First Year Application
If you have completed at least one year of college or vocational school by September 1, 2018, download the file below:
College Application
Deadline to apply is March 28th, 2019.

Marianjoy Scholarship Program
Each year, Marianjoy proudly awards scholarships to students with disabilities to help them pursue educational programs at accredited two or four-year colleges and universities, or vocational-technical schools in the United States. The Marianjoy Scholarship Program is intended for those individuals with a permanent physical disability or functional impairment, which may include:


National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
This merit-based scholarship ranges from $3,000 to $12,000, in addition to, other prizes, to blind residents of the United States and Puerto Rico who will attend college during the fall semester of 2019.

How To Apply:
1. Confirm your eligibility by confirming you are legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.
2. Apply online or through the mail.
Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship that may be used to cover tuition, books and supplies. The recipient may use the funds for any semester, including summer, during the awarded academic school year. Support from Sertoma and Oticon, Inc. provides the funding for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2019.

Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship that may be used to cover tuition, books, and supplies. The recipient may use the funds for any semester, including summer, during the awarded academic school year. Support from the Sertoma annual fund provides the funding for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply is March 29th, 2019.

Looking for additional scholarship opportunities?

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

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