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Can Students with Disabilities Get a Sports Scholarship in the United States?

 

 

 

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Back in 1990, the US government passed an act that made it obligatory for all educational institutions to accommodate the needs of disabled students. In turn, this has broken down the obstacles that had been stopping people with disabilities from getting a proper education. 

Unfortunately, even though students with disabilities have the right to enroll in a college, they still need to pay for it. And the fact is that education is not cheap in the United States. In fact, getting a college diploma is a years-long process that can cost you several hundred thousand dollars. 

This is why many students are looking into the possibility of getting a scholarship. The good news is that almost all of more than 2,300 universities and colleges in the USA offer some kind of scholarship aid. 

How Can You Know if You Qualify for a Scholarship?

Generally speaking, disability scholarships are meant to provide funding for those students who have certain impediments. The bad news is that there’s no general rule about how can get a scholarship. It all depends on the scholarship program.

What this means is that some programs provide disability scholarships for the students with physical issues, while some other scholarship programs are aimed at those students who suffer from certain mental and/or emotional problems.

Disability Scholarship Opportunities

Some US colleges offer scholarships for athletes; some have special programs designed for students with certain disabilities. But, are there some scholarship programs meant for athletes with disabilities? Sure there are, the only problem is how to find them. 

To help you out, here are some disability scholarship opportunities you can apply for in 2018:

AbbVie Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship – This foundation provides financial support to the students suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF). 

AG Bell College Scholarship – AG Bell is a foundation aimed to help the people with impaired hearing. Each year, the foundation gives away many scholarships to deaf students and those who have problems with hearing. 

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities – This organization provides scholarship aid for the students with disabilities. In 2018, the amount of money they’re giving away is ten thousand dollars per student. 

Alliance Pipeline Scholarship – This organization offers several different scholarship programs each year. It’s worth checking out because it’s rumored that they’ll start providing basketball scholarships, track and field scholarships, and many others to the students with disabilities.  

The Anne Ford Scholarship – This scholarship is meant for the college students with learning disabilities. Each year, the Anne Ford Scholarship gives away about ten thousand dollars to each sponsored student.

Final Word

We hope this article will help you find a good scholarship opportunity, but if that’s not enough, we have the last piece of advice for you. Instead of wasting your time looking for scholarships on the internet, why not hire real professionals to do the hard work for you?  There are lots of agencies out there that can provide you all the info you need, as well as help you with actually applying for a scholarship.

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