Over two-thirds of MSU students have some sort of financial aid, and we recognize that funding is one of the most vital elements of a continuing education. We have found the following information to help you find scholarships that are catered to students with disabilities, and for general studies as well. While we try our best to keep deadline and award information as current as possible, please confirm and find more information about how to apply by visiting individual scholarship websites.

Disability-Specific Scholarships

  • Lighthouse International Christine H. Eide Memorial Scholarship
    Award amount: up to $1,000 | Annual deadline: September 2 (fall semester); January 2 (spring semester)
    Qualifying: legally blind
  • Chair Scholars Foundation Scholarship
    Award amount: up to $20,000 | Annual deadline: April 15
    Qualifying: physical impairment
  • Sertoma Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Communicative Disorders Scholarships
    Award amount: up to $1,000 each | Annual deadline: May 1
    Qualifying: deaf or hard of hearing; communicative disorder
  • Rise Scholarship Foundation
    Award amount: $2,500 | Annual deadline: application available in October
    Qualifying: learning disability, non-specific
  • The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships, National Center for Learning Disabilities
    Award amount: $10,000 ($2,500/year over 4 years) | Annual deadline: application available late August
    Qualifying: learning disability, non-specific
  • AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
    Award amount: up to $1,000 | Annual deadline: November 15
    Qualifying: learning disability, non-specific
  • Shire ADHD Scholarship
    Award amount: $2,000 + one year of ADHD coaching | Annual deadline: March 19
    Qualifying: ADD/ADHD
  • Terrill Foundation Scholarship
    Award amount: varies | Annual deadline: March 15
    Qualifying: students or military with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tony Coehlo Media Scholarsip, American Association of People with Disabilities
    Award amount: next award TBA | Annual deadline: next award TBA
    Qualifying: disability, non-specific; students pursuing communications or media-related degrees
  • Joseph James Morelli Scholarship, Park City Community Foundation
    Award amount: $500-$2,000 |Deadline: March 15
    Qualifying: dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia, with previous evidence of accommodation; students pursuing career in STEM field (science, technology, engineering or math)

Other Scholarship Search Engines (disability-related and general):

The Office of Disability Services is proud to offer MSU scholarships generously funded by community organizations. ODS invites students to apply on an individual basis who meet the criteria for the following scholarships. Eligible students are identified and contacted each spring.

Lawrence Hiller Scholarship - given by the family of Lawrence Hiller
Amount: $500-$1,000 | Number of awards: up to 3 students per year
Qualifications: student must be a Montana resident; personal and financial need will be considered

T. Bayard and Emma King Todd Scholarships - given by the Bozeman Chapter of Montana Association for the Blind
Amount: $500 | Number of awards: up to 3 students per year
Qualifications: graduate or undergraduate student considered blind or partially blind; need and GPA are considered

Emil A. Honka Scholarship - given by Montana Association for the Blind
Amount: $1,000 | Number of awards: up to 2 students per year
Qualifications: preference given to students who have completed 12+ college credits; minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

Delta Gamma Scholarship - given by Delta Gamma Foundation
Amount: $1,000 | Number of awards: 1 student per year
Qualificaions: Montana high school graduate; one semester completed at MSU in good academic standing; minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA