Scholarships for Special Education Majors

If you're seeking a challenging but rewarding career teaching children with special needs, you must first complete an undergraduate or possibly a graduate degree program. You can meet the equally challenging job of paying for your education by being awarded one of many scholarships offered in this area. In addition to scholarships funded by specific colleges and universities offering degree programs in special education, scholarships are funded by foundations, nonprofit organizations and professional teaching associations. Some states provide special education scholarships through state supported student aid or student assistance commissions. Requirements for some of these scholarships could include the agreement that the recipient will teach special education in a specific state for a specified number of years. Most scholarship applications are available online and many require that students submit their GPA (typically at least a 3.0 is required) as well as letters of recommendation and references. Use the list below to find out how you can make obtaining an education degree more affordable by receiving one of these special education scholarships.

Showing 1-15 of 15 scholarships
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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • December-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Medicine|Special Education|Counseling|Psychology|
  • School (K-12): |San Dieguito Union High School District|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Elementary Education|Special Education|
  • School (K-12): |Portage Northern High School, Portage, MI|Portage Central High School, Portage, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduating High School Senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Developmental Disabilities|Special Education|
  • Residence: Live in |Wayne, OH|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
Lewis B. Barber Memorial Scholarship Fund Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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  • 5,300
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Deaf and Blind Teaching|Church Studies|Christian Music|Christian Education|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|private high school| in |Charlotte, FL|Collier, FL|Glades, FL|Hendry, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Lee, FL|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
The Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 2,500
  • 4 awards
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Blind Teaching|Rehabilitation|
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
Mary A. McDowell Fellowship Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Special Education|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Special Education|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Canada|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
Daniel Altmiller and Elizabeth Altmiller Memorial Scholarship Heritage Fund - the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Physical Therapy|Occupational Therapy|Special Education|Pediatric Occupational Therapy|Pediatric Physical Therapy|
  • School (K-12): |Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Columbus, IN|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
James & Clarice Toynton Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Elementary Education|Special Education|
  • School (K-12): |West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |West Aurora, IL|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
Epsilon Sigma Alpha College Foundation, Inc.
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  • 500 - 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Special Education|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College junior|College senior|Professional|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
Mary Kate Carney Scholarship Bay Area Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Special Education|Speech Pathology|
  • Residence: Live in |Bay, MI|Arenac, MI|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 3,000
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Special Education|
  • Residence: Live in |New York|
  • Extracurricular: |Service to Person with intellectual or developmental disabilities|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
Achievement Center Huettig Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Special Education|
  • Residence: Live in |Portage, WI|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Blind Teaching|Rehabilitation|
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
Wooster Noon Lions Club Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Opthalmology|Optometry|Visually Handicapped Education|
  • Disability: |Visual Impairment|
  • School (K-12): |Wooster High School, Wooster, OH|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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