The CAE coordinates several scholarships which are designated to support students with disabilities for specific disability-related needs.
The Will Rogers Memorial Scholarship is typically awarded for items that will help in ameliorating the effects of a student's disability. Examples of items that have been supported by the scholarship include: large computer monitors for students with low vision, voice recognition programs, text-to-speech programs (e.g. Kurzweil), etc. If you have a disability and are interested in being considered for this scholarship, please either come to the CAE to obtain a scholarship form or click and print the document found at the link below. Explain how this will have a positive educational impact on your disability. Attach price quotes for items that you are requesting. Submit the scholarship form to the CAE Main Office at Murphy Hall A255. If you are not a CAE student, submit documentation of your disability with the form. If you are a graduate student, the Grad Division also has a Will Rogers Scholarship (UCLA Graduate Division Will Rogers Memorial Fellowship) that can be used for tuition.
Will Rogers Scholarship Application.pdf
Gordon Hein Scholarship for Blind and Partially Sighted Students
To qualify, you must be a student at UCLA who is Blind or Partially Sighted. To apply submit a one-page essay about yourself and your goals. Explain how a scholarship would help with those goals. Include your anticipated graduation date. Numerous scholarships are typically available up to $5,000 each.
Dr. Bernard Sanghyun Kim Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Hearing Impaired
To qualify, you must be: a student at UCLA who is Deaf or hard of hearing, in financial need based on UCLA Financial Aid standards, and in excellent academic standing (with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA). To apply submit a one-page essay about yourself, your goals and how a scholarship would help with those goals. Include your student ID number, anticipated date of graduation and email address. The total amount to be awarded is $1,000 and it is to be awarded for tuition. More than one scholarship is typically available.
To apply for the Gordon Hein Scholarship for Blind and Partially Sighted Students or Dr. Bernard Sanghyun Kim Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Hearing Impaired, submit your essay to:
Ed McCloskey - Director
Center for Accessible Education
BOX 951426, Murphy Hall A-255
Los Angeles CA 90095-1426
(310) 825-9656 (fax)
Other Scholarships and Internships for Students with Disabilities
Frugal Dad Undergraduate Scholarship (WARNING - Links to an off campus website)
Emerging Leaders Internships (WARNING - Links to an off campus website)
1800Wheelchair.com Scholarship Award (WARNING - Links to an off campus website)
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (WARNING - Links to an off campus website)
California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability Student Scholarships (WARNING - Links to an off campus website)
Nancy Diane Orford Scholarship, a donor-funded scholarshipPreference to an enrolled UCLA student diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in good academic standing. Students with other disabilities will also be considered. Please select the appropriate choice under "SRC Scholarships."
UCLA Scholarship Resource Center
Financial Aid Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities - Link to ACLS Medical Training website.
Vitality Medical's Student Disability Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and want to make a significant impact on their school and community. You do not have to be disabled in order to apply or win. There are many currently non-disabled students at universities that assist other students who are disabled or have used a disability or mobility device during their life.
Rehabmart.com Scholarship Fund - For Students with Disabilities, Health Science Students, or Special Needs Education
National Federation of the Blind of California 2016 Scholarship Program - The National Federation of the Blind of California annually awards scholarships to qualified blind students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in order to achieve an academic degree.