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August 10, 2011

Disability College Scholarships

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Discrimination is a lot less prevalent in the United States now, compared to the years gone by. This has led to previous opportunities opening up for people who in the past have been marginalized. One such group is the disabled; who in the past have faced issues gaining employment without a college or university education. As a result of this, special disability college scholarships have been set up, by a number of organizations, with a view to helping those with disabilities access further learning.

If you are confined to a wheelchair you may be familiar with an organization called SpinLife. SpinLife now offer scholarships which cover a four year college education. The organization is very proactive in its promotion of this scholarship. It actively encourages those in wheelchairs to attend college so that they can increase their likelihood of employment.

Sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis can receive financial aid and scholarships from the Elizabeth Nash Foundation. The Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation also provides similar provision, as well as practical help for those who plan to live on campus.
The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation offers help to disabled women who want to move onto higher education. The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation offers post-graduate scholarships as well as bespoke programs to help disabled women to both empower themselves and achieve.

The Learning Disabilities Association is an organization that provides assistance to individuals with a broad range of disabilities. The Learning Disabilities Association provides; scholarships, tuition grants and financial aid to help individuals with their living costs whilst in education. In addition the Learning Disabilities Association also help individuals overcome learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, helping sufferers gain entry into college education. Provision is also provided to help sufferers of behavioral problems such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD).

Scholarships and grants are also available from many other disability charities and organizations, with many offering financial support to those who need it. Disabled students should also remember that they are entitled to the same grants and scholarships available to the general public, which can be used to supplement any disability specific scholarship acquired. Disability should not be a barrier to educations and disability scholarships are there to help support and fund the leaning of the disabled. If you have a disability, don’t let it prevent you from achieving your educational goals. Contact your local or national disability organization or the Learning Disabilities Association and see what help is available to you today.

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