Loyola University Chicago

Services for Students with Disabilities


Scholarships awarded to students with disabilities who have a permanent residence in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

  • Students should have a career interest in finance, business or computer systems.
  • Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Contact Information:

Bank of American Abilities Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 1465
Taylors, SC 29687

Phone: 864.268.3363

Summer employment for seniors who:

  • maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • are going to be offered employment with the Central Intelligence Agency after graduation.

Open to undergraduate students, particularly minorities and people with disabilities, who have completed one or two years of college-level academic study.

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Must be over 18 years of age at time of application.

Send a cover letter with a resume and an unofficial copy of transcripts to:

Personnel Representative
PO Box 12727
Arlington, VA 22209

Stanley E. Jackson Award for gifted/talented students with disabilities.  Scholarship money available to freshmen with a disability.

Contact Information:

1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-5704

Website: http://yesican.cec.sped.org/

The Horatio Alger Association provides financial assistance to students in the United States who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.

  • Restricted to U.S. citizens.
  • Application requirements include application, essay, references and transcript.
  • Update & Approve

Contact Information:

Scholarship Coordinator
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
99 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314

E-mail: association@horatioalger.com
Website: http://www.horatioalger.com

One-time award available to a student who has a visual, hearing or physical impairment. May be used at any post-secondary institution.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time or part-time at a two-year or four-year or technical institution or university.

Contact Information:

Louise C. Nacca Memorial for Educational Aid for the Handicapped Trust c/o First Union National Bank
190 River Road NJ3132
Summit, NJ 07901

Phone: 908.598.3582
Fax: 908.598.3583

Cash awards for further education for physically disabled students ages 15 to 40. Award is based on financial need and the student's ability to benefit from further education. Amount of award is set by board each year.

Apply to the local chapter or send a self-addressed stamped envelope for more information. Award is limited to boundaries of the Venture organization: U.S., Mexico, Canada, Japan and Korea.

Contact Information:

Venture Clubs of the Americas
2 Penn Center Plaza, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1883

Phone: 215.557.9300
Fax: 215.568.5200

Several scholarships for applicants who were born with profound or severe hearing loss (of at least 60dB) or have experienced such a loss before acquiring language.

  • Must use speech or speech reading to communicate.
  • Must be attending or have been admitted to a college or university that primarily enrolls students with normal hearing.

Contact Information:

Financial Aid Coordinator
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2778

Website: http://www.agbell.org

This is a special fund established by TPA in order to assist children and others with hearing loss or difficulty. Scholarship applicants need not be members of TPA to apply for assistance. All who need assistance can be eligible to receive help from TPA based on financial need. Restricted to U.S. citizens.

Contact Information:

Travelers Protective Association of America
3755 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108-3476

Phone: 314.371.0533
Fax: 314.371.0537
E-mail: bschulte@tpahq.org
Website: http://www.tpahq.org

Twenty $1000 scholarships for hearing-impaired students or those with communicative disorders.

  • Available for citizens of the U.S. and Canada
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA required

Contact Information:

Sertoma Scholarship for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students
1912 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132

Phone: 816.333.8300
Fax: 816.333.4320
E-mail: infosertoma@sertoma.org
Website: http://www.sertoma.org

The American Council of the Blind offers scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are blind.

Contact Information:

American Council of the Blind (ACB)
Scholarship Office
1155 15th Street N.W., Suite 720
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 800.424.8666
Website: http://www.acb.org

The American Foundation for the Blind administers a scholarship program for deserving students. Each year individuals who are blind or visually impaired can apply for financial awards to support their post-secondary education.

Contact Information:

American Foundation for the Blind
Information Center
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001

Phone: 212.502.7661
Website: http://www.afb.org/scholarships.asp

A $10,000 award given to a high school senior of high merit with an identified learning disability who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. The ideal candidate is a person who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability and who, through perseverance and academic endeavor, has created a life of purpose and achievement.

Visit the website for deadline information. Applicant must be:

  • Enrolled full-time at a four-year institution or university
  • Be learning disabled
  • Restricted to U.S. citizens.

Contact Information:

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.
381 Park Avenue South
Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016-8806

Phone: 212.545.7510 Ext. 224
Fax: 212.545.9665
E-mail: afscholarship@ncld.org
Website: http://www.ld.org

One-time award to high school seniors with asthma who are furthering their education in a post-secondary school. Must demonstrate academic excellence. Must be a United States citizen.

Contact Information:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
611 East Wells
Milwaukee, WI 55202

Phone: 414.272.6071
Fax: 414.272.6070
Website: http://www.aaaai.org

Awards for young adults with cystic fibrosis to be used to further their education after high school. Awards may be used for tuition, books and fees.

Contact Information:

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
2814 Grant Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: 847.328.0127
Fax: 847.328.0127
E-mail: mkbcfsf@aol.com

One-time award available to individuals diagnosed with a primary immune deficiency disease. Available for study at the undergraduate level at any post-secondary institution.

  • Must submit medical verification of diagnosis.
  • Must be U.S. citizen.

Contact Information:

Immune Deficiency Foundation
40 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 308
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 800.296.4433
Fax: 410.321.9165
E-mail: tb@primaryimmune.org
Website: http://www.primaryimmune.org

  • Scholarships available to students diagnosed with schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or a schizoaffective disorder.
  • Must be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up.
  • Must also be U.S. citizen and actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts.

Contact Information:

Lilly Reintegration Programs
PMB 1167, 734 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 800.809.8202
Fax: 312.664.5454
E-mail: lillyscholarships@reintegration.com
Website: http://www.reintegration.com