Students with Disabilities

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

The Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective Disorder work to attain a certificate or degree. Eligible programs include high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school programs,  Associate degrees, Bachelor degrees, and  Graduate degrees. Noncredit, online and distance learning courses are not covered under the scholarship.

ChairScholars Foundation

The ChairScholars Foundation provides scholarships for college and vocational training to low-income students with severe physical disabilities, giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams because “no physical impairment should deter a motivated mind.” The foundation offers three scholarship programs – the Florida Scholarship Program, the National Scholarship Program and the New York Metropolitan Area Scholarship Program.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs,  National Scholarship Coordinator
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research/arts projects or English Teaching Assistantships.  Applicants may be graduating seniors, recent undergraduate alumni, or master's or doctoral students. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in the community, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think, thereby promoting mutual understanding. 

Gilman International Scholarship

NAU Representative: Danielle Varnes, Center for International Education
The Gilman International Scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

Mobility International

A list of scholarships that can be used towards international exchange. People with disabilities can apply for any scholarships if they meet other eligibility requirements. Some scholarships may be available exclusively to people with disabilities, women, Americans or non-US citizens, or those pursuing certain degree programs. This is not an exhaustive list of scholarships available. Find out where to find more scholarships by visiting Scholarships, Grants and Loans for International Exchange: Where to Search.