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Scholarships and Financial Aid are Available for Students with Disabilities

Here’s Where to Find Them

Spring. It’s the time of year where high school students are thinking about their future, filling out college applications and traveling across the U.S. to tour potential campuses.  It’s an exciting time, filled with questions of the unknown. Where will I go? Where will I stay? How will I pay for it?

In today’s world, nearly every prospective college student will need some form of financial assistance to offset the costs of a higher education. Figuring out the financial aspect of college can be hard on the wallet for most everyone, and for those with disabilities, it can be even more overwhelming when things like access to services, healthcare, and simple mobility issues are added to the equation.

Fortunately, many organizations and institutes have committed to offering ways to make higher education more accessible to students with disabilities by helping to alleviate the financial burden through scholarships and grants. The grants and sources for assistance are out there, but where do you go to find them?

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INCIGHT has awarded more than 850 scholarships to students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Students who demonstrate outstanding service to their community and overcome personal obstacles are awarded scholarships from INCIGHT.

UCP has pulled together some sources of funding available for students with disabilities.*

Although not every scholarship listed may fit your needs, or the needs of your child, chances are very good that you’ll find one that will.  With a little digging, these resources can help students with disabilities pay for their education and open doors to future opportunities.

*By listing these resources and sites, UCP is not making a recommendation or endorsement, nor are they liable for any content or claims made on the sites.