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Information for Students Receiving Scholarships at Drexel University

The Office of Disability Resources (ODR) is responsible for facilitating auxiliary aids, academic adjustments, and services at Drexel University. When students need to enroll part-time due to a disability, the number of hours enrolled will have a direct impact on a student's financial aid eligibility. For additional information about financial aid eligibility, contact Drexel Central at 215.895.1600 (University City Campus and Center City Campus students) or 215.991.8210 (Queen Lane Campus students).

When students need to enroll as a part-time student due to a disability, Drexel University scholarships may be awarded, but may be applied on a pro-rated basis. The eligibility criteria used by the Financial Aid Office must be compliant with federal requirements for distributing financial aid monies.

ODR is pleased to provide letters of recommendation for scholarship applicants who are registered with the office. Students should provide an advance notice of at least two weeks for letters of recommendation to be provided by ODR.

Information on Scholarships for College Students with Disabilities

As a courtesy for students with disabilities enrolled at Drexel University, the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) provides resources for scholarship opportunities offered through private foundations and other organizations. For students who are registered with ODR, upon request, letters of recommendation are provided for applications for scholarships. A minimum of 5 University days* needs to be provided to ODR staff members for the receipt of letters of recommendation, once the request is received by ODR.

If incoming students are recipients of a scholarship, the ODR encourages students to disclose this information to ODR.

If students are interested in internship opportunities as well as mentorship and fellowship opportunites for students wtih disabilities, click below.

Scholarship opportunities [PDF]
Internship opportunities
Fellowship and mentorship opportunities

* University days means days when the University is open for normal business hours.

Drexel University Office of Disability Resources

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities



General Disability Scholarships


Scholarship Information


The Washington Center

Provides students with disabilities the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C.

Students will enroll in a course at the Washington Center, and gain work experience in government, business, and the non-profit sector. These scholarships provide housing assistance to students living in the Washington DC area or attend New Jersey institutions and have a disability as defined by the ADA. The amount awarded is typically $5000.  



A variety of scholarships with awards between $250 and $500 for nursing students with a disability.



Any full-time student attending post-secondary education with a documented disability is eligible to apply for the Incight scholarship. Typical award amount is $500, but awards range from $250 - $2,500.



Physical Disabilities


Scholarship Information

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

High school students with MS or who have a parent with MS and are planning to attend an institution of higher educations are elligible for these scholarships. Award amount is between $1,000 - $3,000.  

Spina Bifida Association              

A number of scholarships are offered to students with a disability or students going into relevant, health-related fields. The award amount is typically $1,000 or less.

Independence Foundation Scholarship

Individuals with a physical disability are eligible. Award amount is $500.



Blind and Visual Impairment


Scholarship Information


American Council of the Blind

Any student pursuing post-secondary education who is legally blind is eligible. Amounts awarded range from $1,000 - $3,000 and students must remain in good academic standing and participate in community service.


American Foundation for the Blind

Any student pursuing post-secondary education who is legally blind is eligible. There are seven distinct scholarships with differing requirements offered through the foundation. Amounts awarded range from $500 - $3,500.


Blinded Veterans of America

Scholarships for $1,000 - $2,000 are available to dependents of blinded veterans. The veteran need not have lost vision during service and need not belong to the BVA.                                            

Christian Record Services for the Blind

Students who are legally blind and pursuing undergraduate education that will enable independence and self-support are eligible. Award amount varies.


National Federation of the Blind

Students who are legally blind in boths eyes and pursuing a post-secondary education are eligible. Award amounts range from $3,000 - $12,000.

Jewish Guild Healthcare              

Outstanding legally blind high school students planning to attend college are eligible. Scholarships are up to $15,000, but the amount varies.                     


Lighthouse International

Awards in various scholarships are made to students who are recognized as overcoming vision loss. Award amount is $10,000.

Learning Ally

Numerous awards are available through the organization in various amounts to high schoolers entering college, college students, and graduate students with vision impairment.



Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Organization Scholarship Information

The Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation

Any U.S. citizen with bilateral hearing loss is eligible. The Foundation coordinates a number of grant awards of varying amounts with differing requirements depending on the granting organization.


Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship. Each award is $1,000.

Learning Disabilities

Organization Scholarship Information

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Award eligibility is for outstanding high school students with LD, general education teachers, schools or school-related programs, and artists of all ages who have LD. Awards range from $400 - $10,000.

P. Buckley Moss Society 

Graduating high school seniors with a language related learning disability and visual arts talent who have been accepted into an accredited post-secondary educational insitution are eligible. Award amount is $,1500.


Chronic Health Disabilities


Scholarship Information

Hydrocephalus Association

Young adults with hydrocephalus are eligible. Award amount is $1,000.

Immune Deficiency Foundation    

Two scholarships are available to students with an immune deficiency.

National Hemophilia Foundation Kevin Child Scholarship 116 West 32Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10001-3212 (212) 328-3700

Many scholarships for students with hemophilia are available through the foundation with different requirements based on location. Awards vary, but $1,000 is a typical amount.

National Educational Association of Disabled Students

Students with epilepsy who are high school seniors planning to attend college or are already in post-secondary study are eligible to apply for a scholarship in the amount of $3,000.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Students who have survived a life-threatening chronic disease and are pursuing or planning on pursuing an undergraduate education are eligible. 20 hours of community service each year are required. Award amount is $3,000.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Scholarships requirements vary but are awarded to cancer survivors or the dependents of cancer survivors - the awardee must have be at least 15 years of age during the cancer treatment. Award is for $2,500 over two semesters. Scholarship award requires 40 hours of community service.

UCB Epilepsy Scholarship Program

Students demonstrating academic and personal excellence who live with epilepsy or have a family member who does. Award amount is up to $5,000.

International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Physician Assistants, Inc.

Applicants should have a form of sickle cell anemia and be pursuing a form of post-secondary education. Award amount is $500.

Elizabeth Nash Foundation

Applicants with cystic fibrosis who are attending or planning to attend and institution of higher learning for undergraduate or graduate studies are eligible. Grants range from $1,000 - $2,500.