Students with Disabilities
Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial
assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which
students diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective Disorder work to attain a certificate or degree. Eligible programs
include high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school programs, Associate degrees, Bachelor degrees, and Graduate degrees. Noncredit, online and distance learning courses are not covered under the scholarship.
The ChairScholars Foundation provides scholarships for
college and vocational training to low-income students with severe
physical disabilities, giving them the opportunity to pursue their
dreams because “no physical impairment should deter a motivated mind.” The foundation offers three scholarship programs – the Florida Scholarship Program, the National Scholarship Program and the New York Metropolitan Area Scholarship Program.
NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides
grants for individually
designed study/research/arts projects or English Teaching Assistantships.
Applicants may be graduating seniors, recent undergraduate alumni, or
master's or doctoral students. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A
candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities
to take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. The
program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an
individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in the community,
allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and
beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think, thereby
promoting mutual understanding.
NAU Representative: Danielle Varnes, Center for International Education
The Gilman International Scholarship
provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving
Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or
university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The
program aims to support students who have been traditionally
under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to,
students with high financial need, community college students, students
in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering,
students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with
A list of scholarships
that can be used towards international exchange. People with disabilities can apply for any scholarships if they meet
other eligibility requirements. Some scholarships may be available
exclusively to people with disabilities, women, Americans or non-US
citizens, or those pursuing certain degree programs. This is not an
exhaustive list of scholarships available. Find out where to find more
scholarships by visiting Scholarships, Grants and Loans for International Exchange: Where to Search.