For students with disabilities, the transition from education to the workforce can have complications that other students may never experience. Many encounter societal biases, misconceptions, and other barriers that hinder their access to suitable career opportunities. These students may also face a lack of guidance, resources, and support in their educational and career journeys and may not have the chance to explore career options that align with their strengths, values, and passions.
The Diverse Abilities Scholarship is driven by the belief that all students possess unique talents that are necessary to our society and should be celebrated. We hope to build a more inclusive workforce by empowering students with disabilities to find their ideal career paths and contribute their diverse perspectives and skills in whichever industry and job they choose.
This scholarship aims to address the challenges faced by students with disabilities by providing financial support.
Any high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has a disability and is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about your dream job, what qualities matter to you in a job, and how these values will affect your career search.