Special Education Scholarships

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Who are Special Education Scholarships for? Many special education scholarships are for aspiring teachers majoring in education. There are also scholarships that support physical and occupational therapy majors. Such programs nurture understanding about working with people who have a disability. The disability may relate to learning at any age. Or one caused by mental, emotional or physical issues from mild to severe. To apply for a special education scholarship, you need to find out if you are eligible. Such criteria vary and may include financial need and a specific GPA range. State residency may also play a role for local providers. Most providers also want details about your goals and experience with special needs. Some also ask you to sign a contract agreeing to teach special education in your state. Why Consider a Special Education Scholarship? As the price tag of a special education degree is on the rise, a scholarship can be a vital form of aid. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, it cost $6,860 for a special ed degree at a public college. Or, about $29,743 at a private school. Once you graduate, there are many possible career paths to follow. Special education teachers tend to need least a bachelor's degree, so this may be one option.

Special Education Teacher Scholarship

This award is for undergraduate or graduate students that are pursuing a degree in following special education or a related field such as Special Education Teacher, Special Education Diagnosticians, Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Teachers of the Visually Impaired.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 15
2020

Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in education.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline: 

Arthur W. Pense Scholarship for Physical or Occupational Therapy Degree Students

Each year, The Arc New York presents scholarships to individuals pursuing degrees in special education, physical or occupational therapy, or a field related to intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 13

Joseph T. Weingold Scholarship for Special Education Students

Each year, The Arc New York presents scholarships to individuals pursuing degrees in special education, physical or occupational therapy, or a field related to intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

Total: $3000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 21

AAGEA Scholarships

The AAGEA Scholarships is available for students pursuing a graduate degree in gifted education and administration or another field approved by the AAGEA. Recipients from prior years are not eligible.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 06

Sertoma of Springfield IL Scholarships

This is a competitive scholarship program for currently enrolled students in the following fields at schools in Illinois: undergraduate junior or senior in deaf education or speech & hearing: audiology; masters in speech-hearing science & disorders; doctorate in audiology.

Total: $1200 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

Whelan Foundation Student Loan Debt Reduction Program

The Whelan Foundation Student Loan Debt Reduction Program is available for graduating high school seniors from Long Island who are enrolling as a full time student at an accredited college/university in the United States pursuing a degree in the field of Special Education.

Total: $7500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 30

The Whelan Foundation Scholarship Program

The Whelan Foundation Scholarship Program is available for high school seniors from Long Island who are enrolling as a fulltime student at an accredited college/university in the United States pursuing a degree in the field of Special Education

Total: $10000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 30

AASEA Memorial Scholarships

The AASEA Memorial Scholarships is open to current Arkansas residents or currently employed by a school district or educational cooperative in Arkansas. TRecipients from past years may not re-apply.

Total: $2000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 31

AASEA Legacy Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate Junior, Senior, or graduate study in fields related to the delivery of services to children with special needs and/or to those who have a disability for which he or she has received services.

Total: $2000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  March 31

Tiffany Diamond Memorial Scholarship

The Tiffany Diamond Memorial Scholarship is available to an individual who is pursuing a junior college, undergraduate, or graduate degree in a therapeutic field (e.g. Occupational, Physical, Speech Recreational, Social Work, Psychology).

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01