Internships, Fellowship, & Other Opportunities for Students with Disabilities:
As you complete your FAFSA applications, please consider applying for outside scholarships. Our webpage has a list of outside scholarships for a variety or majors, GPAs, and life experiences.
The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.
- Information on theNational Federation of the Blind Scholarship: https://www.respectability.org/fellowship/
RespectAbility is a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities, and that advances policies and practices that empower people with disabilities to have a better future. Our mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community.
- Information on the RespectAbility National Leadership Fellowship program: https://www.respectability.org/fellowship/
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) works to increase the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national disability-led and cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for over 60 million Americans with disabilities. We do this by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.
- The AAPD Summer Internship Program develops the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offers host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce. Please check here for information about the program: https://www.aapd.com/summer-internship-program/
Other volunteer, internship, and scholarship opportunities:
Health Related Majors:
Scholarships for Women:
Women’s Independence Scholarship Program This scholarship is specifically for recent (last 5 years) survivors of intimate partner violence. There is no deadline but the review process can take 2 months.
Scholarships for African American Students:
Scholarships for Latinx Students:
Scholarships for Parents:
ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business.
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a resource for federal agencies and private businesses nationwide to identify qualified temporary and permanent employees from a variety of fields. Applicants are highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent positions in a variety of fields.
Generation Google Scholarship (BA, MA, PhD)
Areas of Study: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering
Determination Factors: GPA (2.5+)
Award: Up to $10,000; Mentorship weekend