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Scholarship Information

To be considered for UNC scholarships, the following requirements must be met:

UNC Requirements

  • Students must be admitted to UNC in order to be considered for scholarships.  Students should apply for admission to UNC before February 1st to ensure adequate processing time before the scholarship application deadline of March 1st.
  • Students must complete the Universal Scholarship Application through the Financial Aid Office by March 1st.
  • Register with Disability Support Services.

For scholarships outside of the University of Northern Colorado for people with disabilities, please refer to the information below.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

  • ADHD

    NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship - The American Association of People with Disabilities offers scholarships to students pursuing interests in the entertainment, media, or communications industries. 

    LEAD Foundation Scholarships - The LEAD Foundation strongly encourages students with LD and ADD/ADHD to seek out higher education and vocational training post high school. To support students with this we have three competitive scholarships.

    The Novotini College Scholarship Fund - Applicants must have been diagnosed with ADHD by a licensed physician or mental health professional. The annual awards range from $1000 to $5000. Applicants must submit two letters of reference, and may reapply for the scholarship each year they are enrolled in college. 

    The Shire ADHD Scholarship Program - 50 graduating seniors with documented ADHD receive $2000 scholarships to help them pursue their higher education at either a community college, university or vocational school. 

  • Blind & Low Vision

    American Federations for the Blind Scholarships - AFB offers an application which enters students into consideration for six scholarships.

    Council for Citizens with Low Vision International - The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International offers a scholarship program available to full-time college students with Low Vision chosen from among those who meet the visual acuity and academic guidelines.

    National Federation for the Blind Scholarship Program - To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

    Lighthouse Guild Scholarship - Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships of up to $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. 

  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    Alexander Graham Bell Assoc. for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship Program - The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time students who are deaf and hard of hearing and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited mainstream college or university.

    Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship - The Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship is a unique award open to Nucleus Cochlear Implant recipients around the world. Awarded by Cochlear, this scholarship has been set up to help individuals further themselves by undertaking university studies.

    The Foundation for Sight & Sound - This scholarship is open nationally to high school seniors who have hearing loss, which requires the use of hearing aid(s) in their daily life.

    Sertoma Scholarship - Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading founder of scholarships for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.

  • Learning Disabilities

    P. Buckley Moss Foundation - The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship goes to one or more high school seniors with financial need, with certified language-related learning difference and artistic talent, who plan a career in visual arts.

    Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Award - The Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Award is an award for high school seniors with learning disabilities who are Learning Ally members.

    Learning Disabilities Resources Fund - created to assist college students with learning disabilities by granting assistive technology awards.

    RiSE Scholarship Foundation - The RiSE Scholarship Foundation provides several scholarships to students who learn differently. 

  • Psychological Disabilities

    Baer Reintegration Scholarships- The Center for Reintegration offers scholarships for students with Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, or Bipolar Disorder. 

    The Charles A. Olayinka Scholarship - The Charles A. Olayinka Scholarship was established to help those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder achieve their ultimate academic goals.

  • General Scholarships


    www.Disability.gov - Disability.gov is the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. 

    Other scholarship information is available at DSS. If you have any further questions, you may contact Disability Support Services at 970-351-2289.