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Scholarships and Financial Aid




Programs and services previously provided by the Texas Department of Rehabilitation Services (DARS) have been transferred to the Texas Workforce Commission and Health (TWC) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Students should contact their local TWC and HHSC offices to determine eligibility for services. Note that the goal of these agencies is to help people become employed. Financial assistance can come in several forms, including: tuition expenses, books and supplies, tutoring expenses, and technological aids. 



Many students utilize federally administered loans and grants to help with college-related expenses. Visit for more information and application forms about the following:

  • Stafford Loans
  • PLUS Loans
  • Direct Loans
  • Pell Grants
  • Perkins Loans
  • Work-study



GENERAL/UNSPECIFIED - A Student Guide to Financial Aid. Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities from DO-IT - scholarships for Reading Therapy. - Proyecto Vision: extensive lists of scholarships and internships for students with disabilities. - scholarships


ADD/ADHD - The Shire ADHD Scholarship Program


LEARNING DIFFERENCES (LD) - General information from FinAid, LCC about financial aid for students with LD, plus a list of available scholarships - Scholarships and awards from the National Center for Learning Disabilities



Accredited Schools Online - Helping college students with visual impairments - National Federation of the Blind scholarship programs - National Federation of the Blind, Texas offers many Texas-specific scholarships - scholarship-application/5 - American Foundation for the Blind lists their current scholarships and application details - The American Council of the Blind of Texas offers a scholarship to Texas students, but their site also has links to scholarships offered by the national office of ACB. - The Mary P. Oenslager Achievement Awards from Learning Ally


D/deaf OR HARD OF HEARING - scholarships to cover tuition, books and supplies

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES - Offering the JustWalkers Mobility Scholarship to students with limited mobility who use a wheelchair, power scooter, crutches,or other mobility device on a regular basis - Karmen Healthcare maintains the Mobility Scholarship Program, awarding two scholarships each year. - Mays Mission for the Handicapped offers scholarships to students with physical and/or mental disabilities. "It's ability, not disability that counts." E.W. Mays, 1967. - The National Amputation Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to full-time students with a major limb amputation. - 1800Wheelchair has been awarding 2 scholarships each year for over 10 years. 




SCHIZOPHRENIA - Annually, though the Baer Integration Scholarship Program, the Center for Reintegration grants a scholarship to one student from the high school to PhD level.


FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS - Scholarships for students with Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders - scholarships for women and men with Hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease - scholarships for students under 25 that are or have been diagnosed with cancer or a critical or life-threatening disease - The Eric Marder Scholarship for students with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID) - Scholarships for students with a respiratory condition requiring medication, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, or COPD - The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults offers numerous scholarships for students affected by cancer. - UCB, Inc. is a major pharmaceutical company that has been offering scholarships to students with epilepsy for over 10 years. - The Spina Bifida Association's Scholarship Program offers several scholarships for students with Spina Bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other conditions.