Scholarship Opportunities

Diabetes Scholars offers a set of general and specific scholarships to high school seniors living with type 1 diabetes. Applicants must be a high school senior with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited two or four year university, college, technical or trade school in the United States and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The DO3 Scholarship for Survivors of Life-Threatening Illnesses helps those students and their families financially so that they may have the opportunity to attend a two or four year college or university or a professional or trade school. The scholarship is open to high school seniors planning on continuing their education or a current college or professional/technical school student. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 unweighted GPA, two letters of recommendation, a history of community service and submit an essay.

The Thomas J. Seefred Scholarship awards scholarships to college students who have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and are pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be Ohio residents 18-25 years old at time of application, must be in the process of completing a standard curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited junior college, college or university and in good academic standing.

The Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities is designed to help students pursue the education or training they need to succeed in their chosen career path.  To apply, you must have an identified disability. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or current undergraduates planning to enroll, or who are already enrolled, in full- or half-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the upcoming academic year.


The Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award are proud to award a scholarship to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree. Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States with a minimum 2.8 GPA.

The Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. Disability Scholarship is committed to helping students with disabilities who are in need of financial assistance for educational purposes. The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States, have a disability diagnosis from any qualified person, and must have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.

The Lime Connect Pathways Scholarship for High School Seniors believes strongly in the potential of high school students who have all types of disabilities, and is committed to supporting their future. Applicants must have a visible or invisible disability, be a current high school senior, have been accepted to, or applied and awaiting acceptance to, a 4-year university or college in the U.S. and intend to be enrolled full time in that 4-year university or college.

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Scholarship for Survivors offers educational scholarships to students who have suffered (or are suffering) from a chronic illness. Applicant must be under the age of 25, must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a chronic disease within the past five years, must be pursuing an Associate’s degree or higher, and must complete the application in full.

The Trace Brave Foundation Scholarship aims to assist families with the financial burden caused by paying for necessary medical supplies and prescriptions by offering a scholarship to high school seniors who have type 1 diabetes, and plan to attend a college or trade school in the fall.

The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship is available to high school students and those currently enrolled in college who have excelled in academics and tennis, have strong leadership and community involvement skills, and have been affected by diabetes.


The Ability Center Auxiliary Scholarship works to ensure that people with disabilities have opportunities to achieve higher education. Applicants must be an individual with a disability, have a permanent address in Lucas, Wood, Fulton, Henry, Ottawa, Defiance, Williams county in Ohio or in Monroe or Lenawee county in Michigan, carry at least a 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled in a post-secondary degree program.

The Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship is intended to support one hard working, high achieving college student who lives with diabetes. Eligible students have been diagnosed with diabetes (any type), have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited college or university in the U.S.(both undergrad and grad students are welcome), and carries at least a 3.0 GPA.

The VSA International Young Musicians Award Program awards outstanding young musicians with disabilities from around the world. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of any instrument or genre including classical, jazz, Hip Hop, rock and more!

The Nightscout Foundation Community Scholarship program awards a one-time merit based scholarship to T1D students pursuing advanced degrees. Applicants must must be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, officially admitted to an accredited College or University (two or four year degree programs are acceptable), have a minimum GPA of 2.5, have an interest in STEM or STEM-related topics, and must be using one of the DIY technologies supported by the Nightscout Foundation for managing Type 1 Diabetes.

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Applicants must be a high School Senior with a childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet, a commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average, and a commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team.
Team Type 1 funds college scholarships of up to $10,000 to help young, talented athletes with type 1 diabetes off-set the cost of diabetes care so they can focus on what matters…their health and their college education. Awards recognize athletes who demonstrate an ability to balance both academic and sporting commitments, promote healthy living with successful diabetes management through exercise, and who desire to inspire and empower others through meaningful diabetes community engagement. The applicant must live with type 1 diabetes, attend an accredited NAIA or NCAA school and plays a sanctioned sport for that school, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, wants to use their sport as a platform to inspire others with diabetes,  commits to attending an online Team Type 1 Global Ambassador Training, during which they will learn more about TT1’s goals and programs and how to represent themselves and TT1 in their local diabetes community
 The disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship Competition is open to students with disability enrolled in a two or four-year accredited college or university in the United States of America full time.
 Diabetes Incorporated recognizes and reward students who have made an extraordinary contribution to their community and/or high school through community service and extracurricular activities.  Applicants must be a high school senior or current college student, must contribute to their community through service, and must have diabetes or have an immediate family member who has diabetes and a family member must be a current Diabetes, Incorporated member.
AAHD Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to  deserving  students with a disability who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a sophomore in college) in an accredited university and who are pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.