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Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Century Scholarship
Established by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Library Service to Special Populations Section (LSSPS) and the Library Service to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities Forum, the one-time award of $2,500 funds services or accommodations not provided by the university that will enable the student to successfully complete a course of study for a master’s or doctorate degree in Library Science.

College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
Great website for a variety of financial aid and scholarships based on disability category.

Disability Scholarships
Another site that has a multitude of scholarships based on differing disability categories.

Google Lime Scholarship
For undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada. You must intend to be enrolled full-time; demonstrate strong academic performance; be a student with a visible or invisible disability; exemplify leadership; and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer technology.

INCIGHT Scholarship
You must be attending higher education during the funding cycle, maintain a full-time enrollment, and have a documented disability. Available to Oregon and southwest Washington residents, or attending college there.

Microsoft disability Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. The amount of this non-renewable scholarship is $5,000.

Disability Scholarships
This is a website dedicated to providing a variety of disability scholarships that are funded by a variety of scholarship providers with different requirements.

Scholarships for Underrepresented Groups

ALA Spectrum Scholarship
Annually provides up to 50 students from racial and ethnic underrepresented groups with a $5,000 tuition scholarship and $1,500 in professional development funds as they pursue a master’s degree in library and information science.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
The program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study. To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need, and be a citizen of the U.S.

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship
Awarded annually by Library Systems and Service, Inc. and LITA in the amount of $2,500, this scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries an who are qualified members of a principal minority group.

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship 
Awarded jointly annually by OCLC, Inc. and LITA in the amount of $3,000, this scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries and who are qualified members of a principal minority group. 

Scholarships for the LGBTQA community

Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
A needs-based scholarship for an undergrad who is GLBT or the child of GLBT parents and is a resident of Oregon or southwest Washington.

Deaf Queer Youth Scholarship
$500 scholarship for deaf lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer students who are out about their sexual orientation/identity. You must be under the age of 25, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and have U.S. citizenship.

Donald O. Coffman Scholarship
Funds current and future LGBTQ and straight-ally leaders and role models

Equity Foundation Scholarships
The Equity Foundation provides a host of various scholarships for which you can apply. To be eligible you must be LGBT or child of a LGBT parent, live in Oregon or southwest Washington, have a financial need, be enrolled or intending to enroll in an accredited educational program, and be capable of completion of the degree program.

Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarships
Awards $19,000 in individual scholarships to gay men who want to continue their education beyond high school at a college or university. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including associate’s, bachelor’s and graduate degrees.

Greater Seattle Business Association Scholarship

Funds scholarships for LGBTQ and Allied residents of Washington who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and who are actively involved in school and community organizations.

Kathy Spadoni Memorial Scholarship
Funds graduating LGBT high school seniors entering a bachelor’s degree program who have demonstrated leadership skills and have a passion for making positive social change.

LEAGUE Foundation
Awards scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 and who are actively and substantially involved in community service.

Lee S. Burke Scholarship
Funds current and future LGBTQ and straight-ally leaders and role models.

McFarffels Scholarship
Funds lesbians whose career goals directly target women and women’s issues.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc. (NOGLSTP) Scholarships
Out to Innovate scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

PFLAG National GLBT Scholarship Program
To be eligible, you must be a graduating high school senior who self-identifies as either a GLBT person or supporter who demonstrates an interest in service to the GLBT community.

Phil Sullivan Scholarship
Funds students under the age of 21 who demonstrate significant financial need, with preference to those who have been homeless.

Pride Foundation Scholarships
Awarded to people who show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study; who lack a broader LGBTQ community support system; and who face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised.

Scott Rodriguez Scholarship
Funds LGBT students with a background in leadership activities and/or participatory athletics.

Thelma Fisher Dewitty Scholarship
Funds current and future African-American LGBTQ leaders and role models.

Trans Identified Scholarship
Funds current and future trans-identified student leaders and role models

Wells Fargo Scholarships
Funds current and future LGBTQ and straight-ally leaders and role models.

You Go Girl! Scholarship
Funds lesbians in their junior or senior year of college who have demonstrated financial need and are leaders and role models in the LGBTQ community. Preference is given to students with greatest financial need.