Financing a nursing education can be a challenge for many nursing students. When you add in the additional expenses that can be related to having a disability and/or chronic illness, the costs can be staggering. The good news is that help is available.
Leave no stone unturned….look everywhere!
Many organizations provide lists of scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities. Here are a few examples:
Contact disability advocacy groups
Do you have a medical condition?
Do you take medication?
Do you have mental health challenge?
Do you have a learning disability?
Explore scholarships offered by organizations that support people with learning disabilities such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Do you have a vision or hearing loss?
Do you have epilepsy?
Are you a caregiver?
Think outside of the box, talk to people, visit the Financial Aid office at your college or university - and search the internet. Explore opportunities related to your gender, ethnic group, religious affiliation, geographic area, disability, or chronic illness.
Scholarship committees are impressed with essays that demonstrate overcoming adversity—so work to make your essay shine.
Organizations want to put scholarships in the right hands. With some research and an investment of your time—the hands could be yours!