Student Disability Services




Contact Us

Main Campus
Rocket Hall 1820

Phone: 419.530.4981

VP:   419.386.2189

TTY: 419.530.2612

Fax: 419.530.6137

Scholarship Information

Given current economic conditions, we regret that the availability of funds in all scholarship categories may not be available for the academic year. However, we strongly encourage applications to still be submitted by the designated deadlines.

 NOTE: The wording in these scholarships is that of the sponsor's, not that of Student Disability Services.


Scholarships are moneys paid for education expenses that are not paid back. Unlike grants, however, most scholarships are awarded based upon merit or some other criteria. Scholarships are commonly provided by non-profit associations and organizations, although many private sources also award them. In addition to merit, most scholarships require some other form of affiliation, such as membership in a particular club or association, or ethnic or other minority group. There are literally hundreds of scholarships available to students with physical, mental, learning and emotional disabilities. Below is a list of some of the most popular scholarship programs for students with disabilities, including a number offered to those individuals with a specific disability:

    • General
    • Ability Center of Greater Toledo
      • The Ability Center of Greater Toledo awards scholarships to students with disabilities currently enrolled in a post-secondary program (High School Seniors must have proof of acceptance). Must also be a permanent resident of Lucas, Wood, Fulton, Henry, Ottawa, Defiance, and William counties in Ohio; and Monroe or Lenawee counties in Michigan.
    • Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome
      • The OAR Scholarship Program provides scholarships for students living with autism spectrum diagnosis as well as more severe autism diagnoses.
    • Blindness 
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Epilepsy
      • The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program awards 25 one-time scholarships annually to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal achievement.
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Hemophilia/Bleeding Disorders
      • The National Hemophilia Foundation provides information regarding a number of scholarships available to students with hemophilia or other related bleeding disorders.
    • Hydrocephalus 
    • Learning Disabilities
      • Offered through the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships are awarded to two scholars annually with documented learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and dyspraxia. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability. Applicants with ADHD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.
    • Mental Illness
      • The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship is awarded to help students with mental illness acquire the skills needed to reintegrate into society. It is open to persons living with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, and major depressive disorder.
    • Spinal 


Last Updated: 3/23/15