Scholarships, Grants & Funding Sources

Here is a short list of the various funding sources for students with disabilities. Please let us know of any other sources that you find so we can share them with all of our students.

Please start with the Searchable Scholarship Guide and Application

Office of Accessibility Services Scholarships (not available in the Searchable Scholarship Guide)

Scholarship applications for the following academic year will be available in February. Applications are due on the last day of the spring semester. Current registered students are emailed a copy of the scholarship applications. Incoming students can request applications by contacting our office at access@bgsu.edu or 419-372-8495.

Jerry Dale Conrad Scholarship - BGSU Office of Accessibility Services

Applicant(s) must be undergraduate or graduate students at BGSU with mental or physical disabilities. Selection will be based on financial need, extent of disability, involvement in extracurricular activities, and involvement in community. Preference will be given first to Otsego High School graduates, second to Wood County High School graduates, then any other high school in Ohio. 

Julie and Richard Crossen Scholarship - BGSU Office of Accessibility Services

Applicant(s) must be undergraduate or graduate students in good standing at BGSU, be documented as deaf or hard of hearing by Accessibility Services, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, display leadership ability, and be fluent in American Sign Language.

Lois Jean Steel Stiffler Scholarship - BGSU Office of Accessibility Services

Applicant(s) must be Sophomore standing or above, be in good academic standing with the University (minimum of 2.0 GPA), have a documented learning disability confirmed by Accessibility Services, and be successfully progressing towards an academic degree. Special consideration will be given to a student who is involved in at least one extracurricular activity on campus.

Ohio Lions Foundation/Helen Keller Scholarship - BGSU Office of Accessibility Services

Applicant(s) must be undergraduate or graduate students at BGSU, have a visual impairment, be an Ohio resident, and be enrolled full time or part time showing substantial progress toward a degree. Selection will be based on financial need and academic ability. The selected recipient agrees that his/her name may be used for scholarship promotional purposes by the Ohio Lions Foundation.

 

Other BGSU Scholarships of Interest

Shawn R. Potter Cancer Scholarship - BGSU
Winifred O. Stone and Presidential Graduate Diversity Scholarship - BGSU
 

Outside Scholarships and Funding Sources

180 Medical College Scholarship Program
Ability Center of Greater Toledo Scholarship
Disability.gov
Disability Scholarship Blog
disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship
National Federation of the Blind
Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Shire ADHD Scholarship
The Washington Center Internships/Scholarships