Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Disability Services for Students, Indiana University Bloomington offers a number of scholarships specifically for students with disabilities.
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To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships, you must be a full-time student at IU Bloomington and be registered with the Office of Disability Services for Students. For the purposes of these scholarships, full-time status is defined as a minimum of:
9 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students
8 credit hours per semester for graduate students
6 credit hours per term for Kelley Direct Online MBA students
The credit hour requirements must be met with IU Bloomington coursework. Failure to meet the credit hour requirements will result in the forfeiture of awarded scholarships.
For scholarships that give preference to students with demonstrated financial need, the applicant’s expected family contribution (as reported on the applicant’s FAFSA Student Aid Report) will be considered as a determining factor after all other criteria have been met.
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The Aaron Richard Holme Memorial Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship fund designated for students who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
The Amanda Meredith Mills Memorial Scholarship is open to undergraduate students, with preference given to students with psychiatric disorders and/or Asperger’s Syndrome who are U.S. citizens. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to students who have overcome or who are living with physical challenges.
The Dr. and Mrs. Harold A. Cohen Scholarship is a need-based award given to incoming freshmen who have visual, auditory, and/or significant physical impairments. Preference is given to in-state students from rural communities. The award is renewable.
The Liff Family Foundation Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship for full-time undergraduate students with learning disabilities enrolled at IU Bloomington who have at least a 3.0 GPA. The award is predicated on financial need, with consideration given to extracurricular activities. Preference is given first to a student who is a resident of Davidson County, Tennessee; second to a resident of Tennessee; and third to a resident of Indiana.
The Russell R. and Dorothy Judd Scholarship is a scholarship for students with visual impairments or, if known, students whose parents are visually impaired. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to working students.
The Sara Ellen and Alan J. Feldman Fund provides financial assistance for disabled students enrolled in a degree program at IU Bloomington. Must be a U.S. citizen, with priority given to students who have limited mobility and possibly use a wheelchair or braces. Students with financial need will receive the greatest consideration.
The Elaine and Steve Stitle Scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students on the Bloomington campus who are hearing impaired and enrolled in either the School of Education or in the Kelley School of Business MBA program. The donors have a preference for two recipients annually with one recipient from each school. This award may be renewed provided the recipient remain with respective schools and are in good standing.