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Scholarships for Disabled Parents

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Rebecca Lake is a freelance writer and virtual assistant living in the southeast. She has been writing professionally since 2009 for various websites. Lake received her master's degree in criminal justice from Charleston Southern University.
Scholarships for Disabled Parents
There are number scholarships for children with disabled parents. Photo Credit Cash image by Greg Carpenter from Fotolia.com

Paying for college can be difficult, particularly for those students who face certain barriers to higher education including disability. With the cost of college tuition steadily increasing, more and more students are turning to scholarship funding to help relieve some of the financial burden. If you're a parent with a disability or the child of a disabled parent, there are numerous scholarships available that can help to make a college education more affordable and attainable.

Through the Looking Glass Scholarship Program

Through the Looking Glass is a non-profit organization that specializes in helping families with disabilities. As part of their efforts, Through the Looking Glass sponsors a scholarship program designed to help the children of disabled parents complete their college education. The scholarship program is open to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students under the age of 21 who have at least one disabled parent. Up to ten $1,000 awards are granted annually to selected students.

Through the Looking Glass
2198 Sixth Street, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94710
800-644-2666
lookingglass.org

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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

The National Federation of the Blind offers a scholarship program for parents who are legally blind to help with higher education expenses. To qualify for an award, applicants must be legally blind in both eyes and be residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. The scholarship is open to parents who are planning to enroll full-time in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program. One scholarship is set aside annually for a qualifying student who plans to work full-time while attending school part-time. Scholarship award amounts range from $3,000 to $12,000.

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9314
nfg.org

National MS Society Scholarships

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society sponsors scholarship awards for students of parents with MS as well as parents with MS who are enrolling in college for the first time. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be planning to enroll full- or part-time at an accredited two- or four-year college. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000 and may be renewed for up to four years of study, depending on available funding and satisfactory academic progress.

National MS Society
733 Third Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
800-344-4867
nationalmssociety.org

Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship Program

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) offers a scholarship program for dependent children of paralyzed veterans or parents who are members of the PVA. Children of paralyzed veterans must be under age 24 and have a dependent status as defined by the Internal Revenue Service to qualify. All applicants must be U.S. citizens and be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year undergraduate degree program. Individual award amounts vary.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
800-555-9140
pva.org

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