Scholarships and Internships

This is a list of organizations who have, in the past, offered scholarships or employment assistance for college students with disabilities. This is for your general information only. You will need to contact the organizations yourself to determine when and if future scholarships or employment assistance will be offered. Also, be sure to talk to your Financial Aid advisor about other scholarship or aid possibilities.


    Scholarships

  • AHEAD
    Scholarships for college students with disabilities who have demonstrated leadership, service and academic achievement.
    www.ahead.org/resources 
    520-621-3274

    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
    Scholarships for deaf college students who use residual hearing/speech as a primary mode of communication.
    www.agbell.org 
    202-337-5220 (V/TTY)

    American Council of the Blind
    Scholarships for blind students.
    www.acb.org  
    www.blindstudents.org 
    202-467-5081

    Californians for Disability Rights
    Scholarships for California college students who are committed to taking a leadership role in improving the lives of all people with disabilities.
    www.disabilityrights-cdr.org 

    Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Foundation
    The mission of Cerebral Palsy Scholarship Foundation is to encourage and assist students with Cerebral Palsy to pursue college, university or vocational school education. For the 2012-2013 academic year, our first year of operation, we awarded two $2,500 and four $1,000 scholarships to hard working California students. 
    www.cerebralpalsyscholarship.org

    Children’s Hearing Institute
    Music scholarship award for students with significant hearing loss.
    www.evelyn.co.uk 
    212-605-3794

    Disability.gov
    A searchable list of scholarships, grants, and loans available for students with disabilities, as maintained by the U.S. Department of Education.
    disability.gov 
    212-605-3794

    Disabled Veterans Scholarship
    The Feldman Law Firm, PLLC has announced that it will be offering two annual scholarships for disabled veterans. The scholarships focus on providing tuition assistance to disabled veterans who wish to continue their education. 
    http://www.afphoenixcriminalattorney.com/disabled-veterans-scholarship

    Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation
    Graduate scholarships for women with disabilities.
    www.ela.org 

    Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards
    Awards from the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic for blind college seniors in recognition of extraordinary leadership, scholarship, enterprise and service to others.
    www.rfbd.org 
    1-800-327-5287

    Moving Lives Forward Reintegration Scholarship
    Scholarships for schizophrenia, bipolar or related psychological disorders.
    PMB 327
    310 Busse Highway
    Park Ridge, IL 60068-3251


    Scholarships for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    RJT Criminal Defense is pleased to announce that it will be offering two scholarships annually* for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each of the scholarships will provide $1,000 toward tuition to attend an educational program chosen by the recipient.
    http://www.sandiegocriminallawyerrt.com/scholarships-for-veterans-with-ptsd/

      
    Shire ADHD Scholarship Program
    "Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, has expanded its ADHD Scholarship Program. The program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school."
    http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/news.aspx  
      
    VSA Arts
    Art competitions for young artists with disabilities around the United States, resulting in $60,000 in awards for 15 finalists.
    voa@vsarts.org
    202-628-2800


  • Employment/Internships

  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AADP)
    Internship opportunities for college students with disabilities (past internships have included Mitsubishi and Microsoft with stipends and free housing).
    http://aapd.com/what-we-do/employment/internship-program/ 
    1-800-840-8844 (V/TTY)
       
    Californians for Disability Rights
    Training for college students to take over the helm of disability advocacy.
    916-447-2237
    800-838-9237
    1722 J St., Suite 2
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Entry Point!
    www.entrypoint.org 

    AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability
    Professional internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, math, and computer science.
    202-326-6649 (V/TTY)

    LEAP (Leadership Enrichment Adventure Program)
    A leadership program for college students with hearing loss who use spoken language to communicate. This program is designed to help participants develop skills in leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, etc
    www.agbell.org 
    202-337-5220 (V)
    202-337-5221 (TTY)

    LEAP (Limited Examination and Appointment Program)
    An employment program for qualified individuals with a disability.
    www.spb.ca.gov 
    www.rehab.ca.gov   

    National Business and Disability Council
    Post your resume in a database. Free of charge
    www.nbdc.com 
    800-839-6163  
    516-465-1519
       
    National Industries for the Blind
    Fellowship for Leadership Development- Two year, professional, salaried program for individuals who are blind that combines on-the-job experience with formal management training.
    www.nib.org 
    703-578-8343
       
    Proyecto Vision
    A project that links Latino/as with disabilities to employment and career opportunities. The program is operated out of the World Institute on Disability in California.
    www.proyectovision.net 

    Ticket to Work
    Program’s goal is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security beneficiaries to find employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services.
    www.yourtickettowork.com 
    1-866-968-7842 (V)
    1-866-833-2967 (TTY)

    Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
    50 competitive scholarship awards for college students with disabilities interested in working in the executive, judicial or legislative branches of the federal government during a semester.
    www.twc.edu/diversityingovernment.htm 
    202-457-0046 (V/TTY)

    Workforce Recruitment Program
    Program designed to provide summer and permanent job opportunities in the federal government and the private sector for college students with disabilities.
    202-376-6200
    1331 F. Street, NW, Third Floor
    Washington, D.C. 20004-1107

  • Selected Undergraduate Research Opportunities with Application Deadlines

  • Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

    Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustain ability through Student Service (IDEAAS)
    A 3-quarter upper division service-learning program that is designed to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills while developing students as change agents savvy to the sustainability challenges that will define the 21st Century. This year there is also a 2-quarter option to participate in winter and spring.
    http://sustainability.ucsc.edu/ideass 

    The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program
    Offers research training to participating students to help prepare them to compete successfully for entry into graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences.
    http://stemdiv.ucsc.edu/marc/ 

    The OpenLab Network
    Facilitates innovative, creative and collaborative research with art, community, design, technology, and science with the University of California Santa Cruz. Past projects include partnerships between astronomers, artists, and computer engineers to visualize astronomical topics in 3D. The expected summer 2013 topic is genetics.
    http://openlabresearch.com/ 

    Student Project Incubator Studio (SPIN)
    An intensive three-month summer program at UCSC that funds student teams to work on agame or playable media project.
    http://games.soe.ucsc.edu/1spin-studio-summer-2013 

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT)
    A National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program that includes a research experience supervised by a UCSC Baskin School of Engineering faculty member.
    http://surf-it.soe.ucsc.edu/ 

    UC-Leadership Excellence Through Advanced Degrees (UC Leads)
    Program is aimed to educate California's future leaders by preparing promising students for advanced education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
    http://stemdiv.ucsc.edu/ucleads/

    The University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), Systems Teaching Institute
    Offers students the opportunity to learn through direct experience on research projects where they examine realistic problems and data on topics including Aerospace Systems, Earth Science, IT and Computer Science, and Nano Sciences. UCSC students are strongly encouraged to apply.
    http://uarc.ucsc.edu/sti/intern-opp.shtml 

    University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), Advanced Studies Laboratory Summer Internship
    Offers research internship opportunities for undergraduate students in ASL Affiliated laboratories.
    http://asl.ucsc.edu/summer-program 

    Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

    The Campus Sustainability Internship
    A year-long combination course/internship that helps students develop competencies necessary to become effective environmental professionals and leaders.
    http://sustainability.ucsc.edu/csi 

    The Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP)
    Provides on-campus internships in administrative departments throughout campus. Interns work with a mentor to develop personal and professional skills, and take a lead role in producing a product or result in their one year internship.
    http://intern.ucsc.edu/cuip1 

    The Faculty Mentorship Program (FMP)
    Sponsored by the Educational Opportunity Program involves majors in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Arts as undergraduate research fellows. Participants must have a UCSC tenure track faculty member to serve as a mentor and supervise their research work on a predestinated research project.
    http://eop.ucsc.edu/content/fmp 

    The OpenLab Network
    Facilitates innovative, creative and collaborative research with art, community, design, technology, and science with the University of California Santa Cruz. Past projects include partnerships between astronomers, artists, and computer engineers to visualize astronomical topics in 3D. The expected summer 2013 topic is genetics.
    http://openlabresearch.com/ 

    University of California Washington Center (UCDC)
    Supervises and supports students who pursue internships and academic study in the nation's capital. Internships can involve research.
    http://politics.ucsc.edu/undergraduate/ucdc/

Compiled by Rebecca Anderson, Coordinator ofU ndergraduate Research, 9/24/12
rlanders@ucsc.edu