The following sited have information or content directed at career
development for people with disabilities.
AgrAbility Project - Assists people with disabilities
employed in agriculture.
DisabilityInfo.gov - The great source of employment information
from the US Government.
America’s Jobline Network – A service that provides
comprehensive job search services, by phone, for people who are
unable to make effective use of internet job postings.
Career Network - a great career support sight for folks who
are blind or visually impaired.
I-Can Online - Has some great online tips and
pointers for job seekers with disabilities - also includes useful
information for employers.
Work Site - The US Social Security Administration's site for
employment and Ticket to Work information.
WORKink (Canada) -
The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work's "Virtual
Employment Resource Center" - even features online job-search
counseling (welcomes US job-seekers as well!)
International USA - a comprehensive source of information on
international exchange and development opportunities.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
- has a great (brief) guide for parents on Work-Based Learning and
Future Employment for Youth.
Collaborative on Workforce and Disabilities/Youth
- resources needed to effectively serve youth with
disabilities as they transition into the workforce.
Opening Stages - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts has a terrific FREE quarterly newsletter for People with
Disabilities Pursuing Careers in the Performing Arts.
to Work Coalition - YWC was established to assist businesses
in creating or enhancing internships and mentoring programs
available for youth with disabilities.
Youth Leadership Forums - Youth Leadership Forums are held
annually in most U.S. States to develop the leadership abilities
of young people with disabilities. LD Online has a list of these
- along with important contact information.
This is not an exhaustive listing. Other national
scholarships may be available and many colleges have their own
scholarships for students with disabilities.)
GENERAL AND CROSS-DISABILITY
ASCLA Century Scholarship - The annual $2,500 scholarship will
fund services or accommodation for a library school student or
students with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library
school. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that
are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that
will enable the student or students to successfully complete the
course of study for a Master's or Doctorate in Library Science and
become a library or information studies professional.
disABLEDperson.com - annual scholarships for college
students with disabilities in the United States.
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
(Do-IT) - has a great listing of sources of financial aid for
college students with disabilities.
Disaboom - Directory of Disability Scholarships
Foundation for Science & Disability - Student Award Program
- awards of $1000 each available to 4th year undergraduates for
assistive devices and other special needs.
Incight - Annually this
Oregon-based organization provides as many as 30 scholarships to
students with disabilities across the US.
Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards
To be eligible for these awards, you must be legally blind; be
registered with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic for at least
one year prior to February 21st of the current academic year
(individually or through an institution); have received a
bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or
university in the United States or its territories between a
specific time period; and possess a minimum GPA of 3.0.
MuchMoreMusic AccessAbility Scholarship - $3,000 (CDN) to an
applicant with a permanent disability who best demonstrates
skill, talent, excellence and enthusiasm in pursuing a future in
the broadcast industry.
National Directory of Financial Assistance Programs for
Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities (Canada) - A truly
comprehensive nation-wide listing of scholarships and other
Pfiser Epilepsy Scholarship Award - 16 scholarships for
students with epilepsy ($3000 each)
Cancer - listing from the Ulman Cancer Fund of many
scholarships for students affected by cancer.
Hemophilia Federation - supports students with hemophilia
and bleeding disorders.
Immune Deficiency Foundation - Eric Marder Scholarship
National Hemophilia Foundation - Kevin Child Scholarship
Patient Advocate Foundation - support for students under 25
years of age who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening
Solvay Cares Scholarships - supports students with cystic
Ulman Cancer Fund - supports students whose lives have been
impacted by cancer.
AG Bell College Scholarship Program - awards of $100 -
$10,000 for students with hearing loss.
Gallaudet Graduate Fellowship Fund - for deaf or hard of
National Center for Learning Disabilities -
Listings of several awards
related to education and learning disabilities.
P. Buckley Moss Society - scholarship for one student with a
language-related learning difference.
1800Wheelchair.com - $500 scholarship, preference to
students with mobility disabilities.
ChairScholars Foundation - national and Florida-based
scholarships up to $20,000 awards.
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Scholarship is for any woman
with a physical disability who is pursuing graduate studies at a
university in the United States. They are especially looking for
women who are involved in the disability community in their local
Multiple Sclerosis Society - for students living with MS or
living with a parent with MS - over $1 million in scholarships
awarded inn 2008
Spina Bifida Association - two different programs for
students living with SB.
American Council of the Blind annually awards many
scholarships to blind students.
American Foundation for the Blind - several different
scholarships available for students with visual impairments.
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and
Visually Impaired - for legally blind students at
Christian Record Services - scholarships for legally blind
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International -
scholarships of up to $3000 for students with low vision.
Lighthouse International - scholarships for college and
National Federation of the Blind Scholarships
The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship is offering 26
scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All
applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and
(2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary
course of study in the fall semester in the U.S. One scholarship
may be given to a full-time employee also attending school
Canwest Internships (Canada) - Five annual internships to
encourage young people with disabilities to pursue careers
in the broadcasting Industry.
Kennedy Center for Performing Arts - has approximately 60
internship opportunities annually and is more than willing to
consider and accommodate interns with disabilities.
- an internship program for students with
disabilities that draws interns from across the US.
- is a program of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
offering internship opportunities for students with disabilities
in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some
fields of Business.
Edge (Canada) - focuses on helping university, college and
high school graduates with disabilities gain career-building
The Washington Center - 50 competitive internship positions to
help students develop leadership skills and gain valuable work
experience in public service. welcomes students with disabilities.
Through The Looking Glass - has a unique scholarship program
for U. S. students who have at least one parent with a
Congressional Internship Program -
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation& AAPD
offer multiple internships as congressional interns for students
Information Technology Internships -
Microsoft Corporation and the American
Association of People with Disabilities offer multiple summer
internships for college and university students with
disabilities interested in careers in information technology.
National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) - Eileen Sweeney
Graduate Internship for graduates aspiring to a degree in social
policy with an emphasis on disability.
NISH - Workplace Design Awards - Annual awards for creating
technological solutions to barriers that prevent
people with severe disabilities from entering or advancing in
Greenberg Award for Innovation - Annually awarded to
professionals from Disability Services, Career Services or
Employers who have demonstrated innovation in the preparation of
college students with disabilities or in the recruitment of
these students for employment.
IBM's Project ABLE - A proactive program to recruit
employees with disabilities.
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