Scholarship Opportunities

Diabetes Scholars

Diabetes Scholars is aimed at empowering success through education for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Originally founded as the Diabetes Scholars Foundation in 2008, the goal was that – in this one small area of life- diabetes could be an advantage and not a setback. In 2018, The Diabetes Scholars became a program of Beyond Type 1, offering scholarships of up to 5,000 for T1Ds entering college. 

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

The Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities is designed to help students pursue the education or training they need to be successful in their chosen career path. Applicants must have an identified disability, and be a high school senior, high school graduate, or college undergraduate who plans to enroll in full or half-time undergraduate study at an accredited United States two or four-year college or university for the upcoming academic year. The program will award renewable scholarships up to $2,500 for full-time students and renewable scholarships up to $1,250 for part-time students.


Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

The accident and injury lawyers at Auger & Auger are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both Spring and Fall semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree. Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers are sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship given twice a year to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide. Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution in the United States, have a 2.8 minimum GPA, and submit an unofficial copy of their transcript. 

Buckfire Law Disability Scholarship

The Buckfire Law Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm’s commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries in need of financial assistance for educational purposes. The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. The scholarship will award $1,000 to one student selected by their scholarship selection committee. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States, have a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis, and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or University. 

The Lime Connect Pathways Scholarship for High School Seniors

The Lime Connect offers distinct scholarships with their corporate partners that support the education of current students and opens the door to potential internship and co-op opportunities. Lime Connect 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 or consider themselves to have a visible or invisible disability, be a current high school senior in the U.S. or Canada graduating in the Spring or Summer of 2024, accepted to, or applied and awaiting acceptance to, a 4-year university or college in the U.S. or Canada for the 2024-2025 academic year, intend to be enrolled full-time in that 4-year university or college in fall 2024.

Patient Advocate Foundation Scholarship for Survivors

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Scholarship for Survivors offers educational scholarships to students who have suffered (or are suffering) from cancer or a chronic illness. These students have, despite their diagnosis, excelled academically, served the community, and desired to pursue a secondary education. Applicants must be under the age of 25, have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for cancer or chronic disease within the past five years, be pursuing an associate’s degree or higher, and must complete the Scholarship for Survivors application in full. 

The Trace Brave Foundation Scholarship

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. Five (5) recipients will be chosen to receive $250 each. 

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship

The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship funds students affected by diabetes and is used for education, educational materials, and other related expenses at the college or university the student selects. Applicants must be high school students currently enrolled in college who have excelled in academics and tennis, have strong leadership and community involvement skills, and have been impacted by diabetes. 

The Ability Center Auxiliary Scholarship

The Ability Center works to ensure that people with disabilities have opportunities to achieve higher education. In partnership with The Ability Center Auxiliary, they provide critical college scholarships to area students with disabilities. Applicants must be individuals with a disability, have a permanent address in Lucas, Wood, Fulton, Henry, Ottawa, Defiance, Williams County in Ohio or 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

The Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship of $1,000 is intended to support one hard-working, high-achieving, college student who lives with diabetes. Applicants must be diagnosed with diabetes (any type), have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited college or university in the U.S. either undergraduate or graduate, carry at least a 3.0 GPA, and submit an official copy of your transcript, along with your application and essay using their online form. 

The VSA International Young Musicians Award Program

Each year outstanding musicians with disabilities from around the world are selected to participate in the VSA International Young Musicians Program.  In addition to receiving a $2,000 award, these talented young musicians (ages 14-25) participate in professional development and performance opportunities provided by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of any instrument or genre including classical, jazz, hip-hop, and more! 

The Nightscout Foundation Community Scholarship Program

One of the founding goals of the Nightscout Foundation is to provide resources for the next generation of hackers, citizen scientists, engineers, DIYers, and do-gooders in the Type 1 community. The purpose of the program is to award a one-time merit-based scholarship to T1D students pursuing advanced degrees. Applicants must be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, be 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 be using one of the DIY technologies supported by the Nightscout Foundation for managing Type 1 Diabetes. 

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate education up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Applicants must be high school seniors, have a childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, be successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise, and diet, have a commitment to education by maintaining over a 3.0-grade point average, commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team, a U.S. citizen, and complete the application with supporting documents and endorsements. 

Team Type 1 Global Ambassador Scholarship Program

Team Type 1 funds college scholarships up to $10,000 to help young, talented athletes with Type 1 Diabetes offset 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 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 play a sanctioned sport for that school, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, want to use their sport as a platform to inspire others with diabetes,  commit 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.

National Scholarship for College Students with Disabilities

The National Scholarship for College Students with Disabilities is open to any student who is enrolled in a 2 or 4-year accredited college or university in the U.S., must be a matriculated student attending school full-time, or a student not attending school full-time as long as the part-time attendance is due to their disability and not their financial situation (minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate, 6 credits for graduate). This is not awarded to high school students. 

Diabetes Incorporated Scholarship

To recognize and reward students who have made an extraordinary contribution to their community and/or high school through community service and extracurricular activities, Diabetes Inc. offers scholarships in memory of Krity Carter and Micah Jerde. Applicants must be a high school senior who plans to continue their education beyond high school or students who are currently continuing their education beyond the high school level, have a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, or have an immediate family member who has diabetes, must be going to school in the following areas; South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wyoming, and involved in their community, the diabetes community in their area, or with Diabetes Inc. 

AADH Frederick J. Krause Scholarship Program

AAHD Frederick J. Krause 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) at an accredited university and who are pursuing studies related to health and disability (including but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education, and majors that will impact the quality of life of persons with disabilities). Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students and must have completed one full year of college or more, have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and provide documentation to verify this diagnosis, a history of community service and/or volunteer activities, U.S. citizen or legal resident living in the U.S. and enrolled in an accredited U.S. university. You are not eligible if you have not graduated from high school or if you serve on the Disability and Health Journal Editorial Board.