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Office of Accessibility Services

Elliott Union 222
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4421
Fax: 660.543.4724


Specific Scholarships

Blind, low vision, visually challenged
Learning disability
Scholarship for wheel chair users
Communication Disorder Major
Communication Major
Scholarship for Nursing profession
Individuals with reduced hearing sensitivity
Individuals with physical disabilities
Science Major


The CVS Pharmacy Charitable Trust provides 5 scholarships of $1,000 each per year to allow students with autism to attend the college or trade school of their choice. Click here for more information.

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Blind, low vision, visually challenged

Candidates must be legally blind with 20/200 or less visual acuity in the best corrected eye or a visual field of 20 or less and is studying for a career in the field of services to persons who are blind or visually impaired. Scholarships awarded only on even-numbered years. Financial data: $500 per recipient. (703) 671-4500; Fax: (703) 671-6391; Email:

  • Twitty-Milsap-Sterban Foundation Scholarships

Any student who is blind and enrolled in a four-year college or graduate school program is eligible to apply. (313) 567-1920. Dead line: 09/01/2009

Applicants must be full-time students with at least a 2.5 GPA and must include verification of of vision impairment in a signed form from their eye care professional. Financial data: Seven $1,500 and two $1,000 scholarships. (608) 255-1166, (800) 783-5213; Fax 608-255-3301; E-mail:

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Learning Disability

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who will be pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree. Financial data: The $10,000 scholarship will be paid in four yearly installments.

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Scholarship for wheel chair users

To assist students who are manual or power wheelchair-users in their academic endeavors. Students must be enrolled at an accredited 4-year educational institution at the undergraduate level. Financial data: $500. Number awarded: 2. (614) 564-1400 ext. 122; Email:

AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship is offered to full-time college students who use wheelchairs; provides financial assistance for books or other school-related supplies to deserving mobility-challenged students.

Students applying for scholarship must be at least 16, enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university, a legal resident of the U.S., in good academic standing, and must complete an application essay. Preference will be given to students with mobility disabilities. Financial data: $500.

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Communication Disorder Major

  • Full-time graduate students with disability who are enrolled in a communication sciences and disorders programs and who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement are eligible to compete for a scholarship. This scholarship is supported by the Leslie Londer Fund and the American Business Clubs.


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Communication Major

  • Malcolm J. Norwood Scholarship

This scholarship is $1000 for one year.

For more details please contact following information:

Malcolm J. Norwood Scholarship
(Media technology and/or communications)
Dr. Malcolm J. Norwood Memorial Award Panel
1900 Gallows Road, Suite 3000
Vienna, Virginia 22182

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Scholarship for nursing profession

Exceptional Nurse offers 8 scholarships with awards ranging from $250 to $500. Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.


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Individuals with reduced hearing sensitivity

  • 10 Scholarships are available from the Alexander Graham Bell Association.
  • Allie Raney Hunt Memorial Scholarship Award; $250 for one year.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Assoc. For the Deaf Scholarship; $500 or $1000 for one year.
  • Auxiliary of the National Rural Letter Carriers' Assoc., Scholarship Award; $500 for one year.
  • David Von Hagen Scholarship Award; $750 for one year.
  • Herbert P. Feibelman Jr. (PS) Scholarship Award; $1000 for one year.
  • Lucille A. Abt Scholarship Award; $1000 for one year.
  • Maude Winkler Impairment Section Scholarship Award; $1000 for one year.
  • Oral Hearing Impairment Section Scholarship Award; $1000 for one year.
  • Robert H. Weitbrecht Scholarship Award; $750 for one year.
  • Volta Scholarship Award; $500 for one year.

For detail information please contact

3417 Volta Place North West
Washington, D.C. 20007-2778
Attn to Virginia D. Gilmer.
Or please call 202-337-5220

  • Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program

All Minnie Pearl Scholarship recipients are exceptional students. They have achieved academic excellence, are class leaders, and are aspiring to even higher levels after high school. Even more remarkable, these students have been able to reach such high goals in spite of being deaf/hard of hearing. This year, the EAR Foundation will award 14 $2,000 scholarships to deaf/hard-of-hearing students who will be attending prestigious colleges across the US. Eligibility: Be a high school senior with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have significant bilateral hearing loss, have already been accepted as a full-time student at the University of their Choice, but not yet be in attendance, be mainstreamed, deaf/hard of hearing, and a US citizen.

Deadline: February 15

Contact: The EAR Foundation
2000 Church Street, Box 111
Nashville, TN 37236
1-800-545-HEAR (Voice/TTY)


Minnie Pearl Scholarship
1817 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-7807 (Voice/TTY)

  • Sertoma Scholarship for Students who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf Application

 Scholarship Program $1,000 scholarship to cover tuition, books and supplies. The funds may be used for any term, including the summer term, during the awarded academic school year. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support from the members of Sertoma and Oticon, Inc.

Deadlines: All scholarship applications and requested materials must be received at Sertoma Headquarters by 4:00 pm Central Standard Time on May 1st each year.

Contact information:

Sertoma Headquarters
Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship Program
1912 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132

  • GUAA Graduate Fellowship Fund

No restrictions are placed upon eligibility because of race, color, sex, creed, or nationality. In cases of equal qualification, preference is given to applicants who are citizens of the United States.

Contact information:

Chair, GFF Committee
Peikoff Alumni House
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE,
Washington, DC 20002-3695

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Individuals with physical disabilities

Venture Club Student Aid Award

The Student Aid Award is intended for young, physically disabled individuals in need of further education. Applicants should be between the ages of 15 and 40 years old at the time of application. Each applicant should apply to the Venture club within whose boundaries she/he resides. Applicants living outside the territorial limits of a Venture club should apply to the nearest participating club. Financial need and the capacity to profit from further education are the two crucial criteria sought in each applicant.  This scholarship is either $100 to $250, $1000, or $1500.

More information please contact:

Handicapped Student Scholarship
1616 Walnut St., Ste. 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-0512

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Science major

  • The Student Award Program

Awards of $1000 each are made to qualified college or university students with a disability in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering. Awards are given for an assistive device or instrument, or for some other special need.

More information:

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