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If you don't find a scholarship in the listings below, visit EducationQuest. Contact information is listed in the General Scholarships section below and they have books full of scholarships for students with disabilities and other types of scholarships, too. Call for an appointment, and a staff member will work with you individually to look for college funding sources.

UNO Financial Aid and Scholarships

General Disability Scholarship Websites

Disability-specific Scholarships

Nebraska Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

National Scholarships for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Scholarships

 

UNO Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid Deadlines at UNO

Helpful Information from UNO's Financial Aid Office

Current Cost of Attendance at UNO

UNO Scholarship Application


General Scholarship Websites

EducationQuest
11031 Elm Street (Rockbrook Plaza on 108th & Center)
Omaha, NE 68144
402-391-4033
Other locations: Lincoln 402-475-5222 and Kearney 308-234-6310

Disabled World
http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/

disaboom
http://www.disaboom.com/scholarships

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com

College Net
http://www.collegenet.com

ATTHEU
http://www.attheu.com

College Board
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp

Fin Aid, The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/

Students.gov
http://www.students.gov

Peterson's
http://www.petersons.com/finaid/file.asp?id=780

Disability-specific Scholarships

1800wheelchair.com
http://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/

Disabled World
http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/ (about half way down the page)

American Council of the Blind
http://www.acb.org/

American Foundation for the Blind
http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?Documentid=2962

Anne Ford Scholarship for High School Seniors with a Learning Disability
http://www.ncld.org/about-us/scholarships-aamp-awards/the-anne-ford-and-allegra-ford-scholarship-award

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired: Ferrell Scholarship
http://www.aerbvi.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=506

"Will to Win" Asthma Scholarship from Schering-Plough
http://www.schering-ploughwilltowin.com/

Autism Society of America
http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=asa_awards

Cancer Survivor Scholarships
http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/cancer.phtml

Christian Record Services Scholarship for the Blind
http://services.christianrecord.org/

EAR Foundation: Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program for High School Seniors
http://www.earfoundation.org/education.asp?content=minnie_pearl_scholarship

Jewish Guild for the Blind
http://www.jgb.org/guildscholar.asp

Foundation for Exceptional Children Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
http://www.cec.sped.org/am/template.cfm?section=Home

National Amputation Foundation, Inc.
http://nationalamputation.org/scholar1.html

National Federation of the Blind Scholarships
http://www.nfb.org/nfb/scholarship_program.asp

Parke-Davis: Epilepsy Scholarship Program
http://www.epilepsy-scholarship.com/

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic for Learning Disabilities
http://www.rfbd.org/About-RFB-D/National-Achievement-Awards/108/

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic for Blind or Visually Impaired
http://www.rfbd.org/About-RFB-D/National-Achievement-Awards/108/

Sertoma International
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid7357.html

United States Association for Blind Athletes (USABA)
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid7359.html

Venture Clubs of America
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid7361.html

Vocational Rehabilitation
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid7362.html

National Federation of the Blind: Computer Science
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid2132.html

National Federation of Music Clubs: V. Menees Nelson
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid3142.html

American Speech-Language-Hearing Found.: Graduate
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid3624.html

National Aeronautics & Space Administration: Minority
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid5237.html

National Science Foundation: Research Fellowships
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid5243.html

National Institutes of Health: Predoctoral Fellowships
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid5352.html

National Institutes of Health: Research Grants
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid5356.html

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid6233.html

Very Special Arts: Playwright Discovery Program
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid6270.html

Schering/Key "Will to Win" Asthma Athletes Scholarship
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid6528.html

Central Intelligence Agency: Undergraduate Scholar
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid6607.html

Central Intelligence Agency: Undergraduate Program
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid7117.html

Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund, Inc.
http://www.parentsinc.org/finaid/aid7465.html

 

Nebraska Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Scholaship Provider: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Award Name: Crawford Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Number available: Varies
Deadline: Rolling deadline
Renewable: Yes
Eligibility Criteria: For UNO students with a physical disability and financial need.

Complete an application at the Financial Aid Office in Eppley Administration Building or access it online at http://www.ses.unomaha.edu/finaid/scholarship_info.php

 

Scholarship Provider: Auxiliary of the Great Plains Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America

Award Name: Tom Pierce Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $300
Number Available: varies
Deadline: April 1
Renewable: No
Eligibility Criteria: To apply, student must meet the following criteria:
Demonstrate financial need
Attend college full-time
High School Senior
top 50% of class
Any Disability

Resident of Cass county or Dodge county or Douglas county or Lancaster county or Sarpy county or Saunders county or Washington county

Looking for Freshman scholarships

Other Info: The applicant must be permanently disabled with the potential for financial independence with further education/training. The applicant must demonstrate the need for financial assistance in order to achieve vocational goals through results of a college funding estimator worksheet. The applicant must set realistic/obtainable goals for future vocation in view of physical limitations and prognosis. The applicant must also demonstrate the ability to achieve academically and to overcome attitudinal and societal barriers. An applicant may also be eligible if he/she is not physically disabled but ineligible for other financial assistance and parent/guardian are physically disabled in such a way that family income is limited and or dependent upon social agencies/pensions, etc.

Selection Criteria: A scale of 1-5 will be used in the consideration of the applicants. Neatness and correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. as well as content of essay will be considered. (A 250 word essay is required.) Information given on the application and the results of the College Funding Estimator worksheet will all be considered in determining a recipient.

To apply, contact: Joan McAleer
Auxiliary of the Great Plains Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America
839 South Polk Street
Papillion, NE 68045-2551
(402) 339-3448

 

Scholarship Provider: Rehabilitation Association of Nebraska

Award Name: Bonnie Watson-Peterson Rehabilitation Association of Nebraska Scholarship
Amount: $500
Number Available: 1
Deadline: March 15
Renewable: No
Eligibility Criteria: To apply, student must meet the following criteria:
Any Disability
Rehabilitation Major
Resident of Nebraska
Selection Criteria: Selection based on application, letter(s) of recommendation, Statement of Disability and grade transcript.

To apply, contact: Vickie Schaepler
Rehabilitation Association of Nebraska c/o Vocational Rehabilitation
2916 West 24th Street
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 865-5343
v_schaepler@vocrehab.state.ne.us

 

Scholarship Provider: Omaha Volunteers for Handicapped Children

Award Name: Omaha Volunteers for Handicapped Children
Amount: $1000 min.
Number Available: 5-10
Deadline: July 15
Renewable: Yes
Eligibility Criteria: To apply, student must meet the following criteria:
High School Senior
U.S. Citizen
Minimum GPA of 2.25
Any Disability
Selection Criteria: Selection is based on an essay of no more than 250 words about their future goals in relation to the Orthopedically Impaired and/or Physically Disabled, and their need for the scholarship.

To apply, contact: Lois Carlson
Omaha Volunteers for Handicapped Children
2010 Country Club Avenue
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 553-0378

 

Scholarship Provider: Omaha Volunteers for Handicapped Children

Award Name: Omaha Volunteers for Handicapped Children
Amount: $1000 min.
Number Available: 5-10
Deadline: July 15
Renewable: Yes
Eligibility Criteria: To apply, student must meet the following criteria:
U.S. Citizen
Major: Education-related Major or Health Occupations-related Major

Selection Criteria: The applicant must major in teaching or health with an emphasis on the Orthopedically Impaired and/or physical disabilities. Selection is based on an essay of no more than 250 words about their future goals in relation to the Orthopedically Impaired and/or Physically Disabled, and their need for the scholarship.

To apply, contact: Lois Carlson
Omaha Volunteers for Handicapped Children
2010 Country Club Avenue
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 553-0378

 

Scholarship Provider: Wayne State College

Award Name: Lynley M. Potts Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Number Available: varies
Deadline: January 15
Renewable: No
Eligibility Criteria: To apply, student must meet the following criteria:
Attend college full-time
Attend Wayne State College - NE
Any Disability
Looking for Undergraduate scholarships
Other Info: The applicant must have a physical disability. The applicant must submit prospective/current student scholarship application to be eligible.

Selection Criteria: Selection is based on application process.

To apply, contact: Financial Aid Office
Wayne State College
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-7430

http:// www.wsc.edu/financial_aid/

kyrose1@wsc.edu

 

Scholarship Provider: Nebraska State Grange

Award Name: Nebraska State Grange Hearing Impaired Scholarship
Amount: $150
Number Available: 1
Deadline: March 15
Renewable: Yes
Eligibility Criteria: To apply, student must meet the following criteria:
Demonstrate financial need
Attend college full-time
Minimum GPA of 2.50
Hearing Impairment
Resident of Nebraska
Selection Criteria: Selection is based on highest financial need and outstanding character.

To apply, contact: Shannon Cooksley
Nebraska State Grange
Route 2 Box 930
Berwyn, NE 68814
(308) 872-2659
scooksl@bbps.org

 

Scholarship Provider: Salvation Army

Award Name: D.J.'s Hero Awards
Amount: $2500
Number Available: 5
Deadline: March 7
Renewable: No
Eligibility Criteria: To apply, student must meet the following criteria:
Resident of Nebraska
Other criteria: 17-19 years old

Other Info: Students are encouraged to seek nominations from their schools, churches, friends, family and community leaders. Nomination forms are also available by contacting your local Salvation Army. D.J.'s Heroes will be recognized at the D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon on May 2, 2005 at the Holiday Inn Convention Centre in Omaha.

Selection Criteria: Criterion for selecting honorees include commitment to the community and others, courage to act independently, enthusiasm for life, humility, and unique achievements that set them apart from others.

To apply, contact: Patti Cameli
Salvation Army
(402) 898-5906
Apply online

 

National Scholarships for Deaf or Hard of Hearing

http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/InfoToGo/390.html

http://deafness.about.com/cs/caid/

http://www.gallaudet.edu/

Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) Scholarship
http://www.coda-international.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=32

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
www.rid.org

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
www.agbell.org

Minnie Pearl Scholarship
www.earfoundation.org

Miss Deaf America Pageant
(National Association of the Deaf)
www.nad.org

Sertoma Scholarship for Hearing Impaired Students

Serteens Scholarship for Hearing Impaired Students
www.sertoma.org

National Fraternal Society of the Deaf Scholarship
www.nfsd.com

Easter Seal Society of Iowa, Inc.
PO Box 4002
Des Moines, IA 50333-4002


H.P. Feibelman Jr Award
Scholarship Committee
AG Bell Association For The Deaf
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington DC 2007
202-337-5221

Scholarship Trust For the Deaf and Near Deaf
Traveler's Protective Association of America
3755 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108-3476
314-371-0533

Geoffrey Foundation Student Financial Aid
Ocean Avenue
PO Box 1112
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
207-967-5798

 

 

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