Free Disability Scholarships for Wheelchair Users

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Published: 2009/09/20 - Updated: 2023/09/27
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Synopsis: A list of available school and college disability scholarships for wheelchair users. We urge everyone to identify experiences that motivate them to take action toward the realization of their goals. This is vital to reaching peak performance level. Genetics, abilities or disabilities do not matter near as much as a positive attitude, personal determination and desire to reach your goals.


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SpinLife Innovation in Motion Scholarship Program

Designed to aid college students in their academic endeavors. The annual program will provide one $500 scholarship and is open to students who are manual or power wheelchair users enrolled at an accredited 4-year institution.

Eligibility Requirements:
Be over the age of 18
Be a manual or power wheelchair user
Be enrolled at an accredited 4-year educational institution at the undergraduate level
Be a legal resident of the US or possess a valid student visa
Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0
Have not at any time been subject to any disciplinary action by any institution or entity, including, not limited to, any educational or law enforcement agency. Scholarship is proud to announce our sixth scholarship award. Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarship each year. Our past essays have explored mobility issues on campus and much more.

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship

The AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship for full time college students who use either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or a mobility scooter. One applicant will be selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship award. The goal is to contribute to the future of a wheelchair user by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books. In addition, the school of the applicant who wins will receive a free swimming pool lift that allows them to offer more accessibility to their handicapped students and staff, as well as comply with new ADA requirements.

The Wheelchair Success Foundation

We urge everyone to identify experiences that motivate them to take action toward the realization of their goals. This is vital to reaching peak performance level. Genetics, abilities or disabilities do not matter near as much as a positive attitude, personal determination and desire to reach your goals - and Never Give Up!

The Wheelchair Mavericks

College Scholarship Programs: The Wheelchair Mavericks scholarship program continues to develop. The scholarships are named in honor of the Wheelchair Maverick's sponsors. The scholarships vary in amount from $250 to $2,850 per semester.

As the Wheelchair Mavericks grow we will increase the schedule of competitive basketball, community service, and continue our educational scholarship program for the local disabled community.

The Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Association

The Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Association (ENWAA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 and became an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1988. ENWAA is the premier wheelchair sports organization in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. Also, many of our members have participated on the United States Paralympic Team and have had opportunities for international travel. Several of our members have received college scholarships through wheelchair athletics.

USTA Southern

USTA Southern offers a variety of program grants to promote & develop the growth of tennis. With approval from the state offices, grants may be awarded up to $1,000.00.


The Chair-Scholars Foundation provides scholarships for college or vocational training to low-income students with severe physical disabilities - allowing them the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Any young person with a physical disability and a dream can apply for a scholarship.

National MS Society Scholarship Program

The Society established its scholarship program in 2003 and the program continues to grow both in terms of support and scholarships awarded. In its first year of operation the program awarded 36 scholarships for a total of $68,000; in 2009 a total of $1,021,600 was awarded to 510 scholars.

The Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students

The National Amputation Foundation is proud to offer six (6) $500.00 scholarships to college students with a major limb amputation, who will be attending an accredited university as a full time student. A major limb amputation is described as loss of limb beginning at or above the wrist or ankle. The scholarship application period begins September 1st with a deadline of August 31st.

USTA Northern

USTA Northern realizes the need for funding to support aspiring tennis players without the means to reach their full potential. To assist with your search for support, we put together this comprehensive list of players scholarships that are available through the USTA Family.

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Friends of Wheelchair Basketball Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship was established by friends and alumni of the Edinboro University Wheelchair Basketball and Athletic programs. The individual selected (incoming freshman, transfer or upperclassman) is a member of the Edinboro University Wheelchair Basketball Team and must meet minimum NCAA requirements and maintain NCAA eligibility. At the discretion of the coach, the scholarship is renewable for a maximum of five years provided the individual maintains NCAA eligibility, and multiple awards may be given. The scholarship can only be awarded during the Fall and/or Spring semesters.

Mt. Hood Community College - Disability Scholarships

A General listing of Disability Scholarships.

AbleFlight Scholarships

Above all, candidates must be dedicated to the idea that they, too, can change their lives by learning to fly. Able Flight encourages people with a variety of disabilities to apply to become an Able Flight Scholar.

TSIC of Sarasota Student Scholarship

Take Stock in Children/ Chair Scholars Foundation applicants must:

Scituate Knights of Columbus Council

Providing hearing aids, wheelchairs, access ramps, and special equipment for the disabled.

R.A.G.E. Gym

The scholarship program gives the recipient a 13 week membership to Gold's Gym. In addition, each recipient receives a fitness journal and a certificate of completion once the scholarship has ended.

Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County

The YEP Pages - Recreation and After School Programs - Scholarships

Oklahoma State University Foundation

English Professor Endows $10K for OSU Wheelchair Basketball Team

Grubgeld created the endowment in memory of her late brother, Lester Edward "Ed" Grubgeld Jr., who spent much of his life in a wheelchair. Grubgeld's memorial gift will benefit the adaptive sports program's inaugural summer camp for youth with disabilities. Since the team doesn't receive athletic funding, the gift will also provide scholarship funds, travel expenses and other opportunities for the OSU wheelchair basketball team.

The Boilermaker

The Boilermaker 15K is the premier event of Boilermaker Weekend. This world renowned race is often referred to as the country's best 15K. The Boilermaker 15K, which sets the standard for race management, is recognized for its fun, its entertaining yet challenging course, and its post-race party at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company. And, the Boilermaker offers up to $14,300 in prize money for wheelchair athletes.

NOTE: This list of disability scholarships is a work in progress. If you know, or offer, such scholarships please contact us so we can add the scholarship to our list.


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