Scholarships

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

High school seniors who are part of the class of 2018 and have an identified learning disability and/or ADHD are welcome to apply.

  • The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with learning and attention issues in the fall of 2018.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by November 6th. Information about eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found at ncld.org/scholarships.

Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarships

Ruby’s Rainbow’s mission is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking postsecondary education, enrichment or vocational classes.

O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund

The mission of the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome – 18 and older – who are continuing to enrich their lives by taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs.

Rehabmart Disability Scholarships

Rehabmart is owned and operated by Occupational and Physical Therapists – we would like to show our gratitude to the healthcare profession by offering scholarships to students with disabilities, health science students, or anyone majoring in special needs education. Learn More and Apply

1800Wheelchair.com Scholarship

Requirements

  • Enrollment at the undergraduate level or in final year of high school
  • Must be a U.S. resident
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Submit a visual poem about overcoming adversity

Additional Info
This scholarship is available to all qualified students, regardless of disability status. However, special preference is given to students with disabilities. Learn More and Apply

National Down Syndrome Society: Ethan Saylor Memorial Scholarship

Each year at the Buddy Walk® on Washington, NDSS awards a $500 scholarship to an individual who embodies the same energy that Ethan carried with him. The scholarship is designed to help give individuals with Down syndrome a way to pursue their own quests, regardless of any perceived limitations. This award will be given annually to those who display the same drive and determination to pursue their dreams. For details, go to  Ethan Saylor Memorial Scholarship.

Academic: Scholarships for individuals with autism

The following six scholarships are intended for individuals with autism.  They were donated by Black Wynn Personal Injury Lawyers, the Feldman Law Firm, the Kelly Law Team, the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, RJT Criminal Defense, and Dentistry by John Barras. Details of the scholarships can be found at: