Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (Summer & Fall deadlines)

Written by Kayla Earley, Lab Facilitator

Need help paying for school? Think it would be nice to pay half-price for assistive technology? Some organizations award scholarships and assistive technology grants specifically to students with disabilities! Check out these examples.

For more information about scholarships offered specifically to students with disabilities, visit https://www.disability.gov/scholarships-specifically-students-disabilities/.

 

Technology Spotlight-New app and website for e-books

Using technology in education is becoming more and more common among students and instructors. E-books or books in alternative format are a common accommodation for students at CPCC. Here are some new resources that may be helpful when locating an electronic version of a book:

Yuzu

http://www.bncollege.com/digital/yuzu/

This app allows for textbook retrieval from multiple devices. It is used by the CPCC bookstore and can be used with financial aid.

Coursesmart

http://www.coursesmart.com/howitworks

This website is an option for students who do not use financial aid. It keeps a library of rental books that the student can access until the book rental expires. Some books have “unlimited” rentals.

If you are approved to receive books in alternative format/e-books and are having difficulty locating an electronic version of your book, please contact Alysia Leak in AssistiveTechnology and your Disability Counselor for more assistance.

 

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships Available for Students with Disabilities

A common issue for any studnet is “How do I pay for college?” Students with disabilities are no exception! Fortunately, there are financial resources available specifically for students with disabilities. Affordable Colleges Online has a listing of these resources. Click here to find out what’s out there! Scholarship categories for students with disabilities include Autism/Asperger’s syndrome, blindness, deaf and hard of hearing, learning disability, mental illness, spinal disability, cystic fibrosis, epilepsey, hemophilia/bleeding disorders, and hydrocephalus.

Don’t wait to apply! Most scholarships have deadlines and they are competitive, so act quickly! If you have more questions, please contact the scholarships directly. Your Disability Counselor may also be able to assist you with your questions. Good luck!