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This organization has a section on scholarships specifically for people with a disability.
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
Andre Sobel Award: Young Cancer Survivors’ Essay The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation offers an annual Essay Award to young survivors of catastrophic illness as a chance to express their personal experiences. A $5,000 cash award is presented to the first place winner with additional prizes going to the second and third place winners. Participants must be between the ages of 12 and 21.
The website helps students select a college or university. This page of the website lists scholarship opportunities available for ill and/or disabled students.
Beyond The Cure
Awards 40 college scholarships each academic year to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.
Cancer Survivors‘ Fund
This fund provides scholarships to young adults to enable them to start and/or continue their college education. The Fund awards four levels of scholarships to augment the expenses associated with the college educations of young cancer survivors. A selection committee chooses scholarship recipients based on the applicants’ personal hardships, assessing their financial and emotional needs as well as their academic qualifications.
Online Schools’ List of Scholarships
Provided as a service and not restricted to online college and university applicants, this lists dozens of scholarships for students with a disability.
Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation scholarships provide support to individuals, under the age 25, that are or have been diagnosed with cancer or a critical or life threatening disease. The award amount of $3,000 can be used to defray tuition and other costs. Scholarship requirements and application can be found on the website.
The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF)
The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) was founded in 1988 by a group of dedicated parents, physicians, and friends to improve the treatment, quality of life, and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.
Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation Annual College Scholarship
This college scholarship is awarded as an inspiration to a survivor in order that they may achieve their full potential. Residents of the Jacksonville, Florida area and New York Metropolitan area including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passiac and Union Counties in New Jersey who have had a diagnosis of leukemia or cancer prior to the age of 21 are eligible. Further details are found on the website.
The Ulman Fund for Young Adults
The Ulman Cancer Fund provides grants to young adults to assist them in continuing their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a family member.