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CDS Partner Scholarships
The following is a list of scholarships that are provided in partnership with the Center for Disability Services. The deadline for these scholarships is in February of each year. For more information on the exact deadline, please download the application by clicking on the appropriate link.
The Keaton Walker Scholarship benefits a student that is blind, low vision or has a physical disability. Preference will be given to those students that are blind or low vision. The scholarship will be given at $500.00 - $750.00. (Download Application: DOC, PDF).
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship is available to all eligible students with a Spinal Cord Injury who attend or plan to attend the University of Utah as undergraduates or in graduate school. Preference will be given to students in a business related major or students studying law. The scholarship awards two students $7,700.00 per year for two years. There is also $5,000.00 in a contingency fund that students may apply for at any time. (Download Application: DOC, PDF).
All Center for Disability Services Partner Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the Center for Disability Services Awards Luncheon, where they will be recognized.
Alumni Association Scholarships
The Alumni Association offers many various scholarships to current and returning students. The Alumni Association is proud to recognize the academic achievements, community and University involvement, and outstanding potential of current and incoming students by offering a number of scholarships each year to qualified candidates. To visit their website, please visit http://www.alumni.utah.edu/scholarships/.
University of Utah, Financial Aid & Scholarships
The department of Financial Aid at the University of Utah provides scholarships to eligible students. Scholarships are provided by the University, alumni, and private donors and are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and promise of future achievement. Financial need is an additional factor for some scholarship awards.
All Scholarship applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Utah and must have submitted the necessary documents before their scholarship application deadline. December 15, is the preferred filing date for admission to the University.
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation or (ELA) Grant
The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation distributes grants to women with disabilities who are pursuing an advanced degree at any university in the country. For more information or help on this, please visit their website or come in to the CDS office and see us.
Chase and the George S. Eccles Foundation are partnering with the Utah-based non-profit YouthLINC (Youth serving the Local and International Needs Community) to provide an annual scholarship. One overall winner will receive a $5000 award to be used for tuition to an undergraduate or graduate student. Four "runners-up" will receive $1000 awards to be used for the same purpose. If you would like to apply, please follow the instructions on the YouthLINC website.
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program is giving 30 national scholarships in the range of $3,000 to $10,000. The Utah Chapter will also be awarding some scholarships to local students. Each scholarship may be in an amount of up to $1,500.
If you would like to apply for the national scholarships, please follow the instructions on the application. This application should be mailed to:
Mrs. Peggy Elliott, Chairman
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Committee
805 Fifth Avenue,
Grinnell, Iowa 50112.
If you would like to apply for the local scholarships, please complete the same application and mail it to:
Ron Gardner, President
National Federation of the Blind of Utah
132 Penman Lane
Bountiful, Utah 84010.
Applicants must be legally blind and attending a post-secondary institution full-time.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities is offering the Anne Ford Scholarship for the coming academic year. This scholarship provides $10,000 over four years to a promising high school senior with learning disabilities who plans to pursue a university degree. For an application, please visit their website.
Entry Point Scholarship
Entry Point is a program of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which offers outstanding summer internships and semester co-ops in major companies throughout the United States, including NASA, IBM, Texas Instruments, JP Morgan Chase and others.
Entry Point is available to students with disabilities majoring in science, engineering, mathematics, and some business fields.
Qualifying students must:
- Be full-time undergraduate or graduate students
- Be a Science, Math, Engineering, or Computer Science major (there are a few opportunities available for business majors)
- Have a B- average GPA (or higher)
- Be a U.S. Citizen or have a right-to-work permit
If you meet the above criteria, you might be selected for a position this summer where you will benefit from a mentor and receive competitive pay. For more information, please visit their website.