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Spring 2024 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

disABLEDperson, Inc. Spring 2024 National Scholarship for College Students with Disabilities

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disABLEDperson, Inc. announces our Spring 2024 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities! This competition begins on January 2, 2024, and ends on March 15, 2024, for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)! Details at

To participate, follow these simple steps: Write an essay with no more than 1000 words (prompt can be found HERE. Next, you need to register for the competition. To do so click on “Register for this Scholarship” link. Fill out the form completely and paste your essay into the form.

A few reminders: Please keep in mind that the form must be filled out completely. We cannot accept incomplete or fraudulent forms. Correct spelling and grammar are important. Please submit carefully edited drafts only.

To qualify, the student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year accredited college or university in the United States of America. They must be a matriculated student attending school full-time and U.S. citizens. We will accept students who are not attending school full-time as long as the part-time attendance is due to their disability and not their financial situation (minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate, 6 credits for graduate). Unfortunately, we are not able to award scholarships to high school students.

Upon winning, the student will prove disability and matriculation through their Disability Student Services department. We define disability as described under the ADA: “A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such an individual. A record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment".

Be sure to submit your entry before the March 15, 2024 deadline. The winner will be announced on our website on April 1, 2024. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc. are final.

Background Information: The U.S. Census Bureau has proposed changes to how its annual American Community Survey produces estimates of how many people with disabilities are living in the country.

New estimates of disabled people, a committee of federal agency representatives has recommended, would be based on only survey participants who report "A lot of difficulty" or "Cannot do at all." Those reporting "Some difficulty" would be left out.

That recommendation could shrink the estimated share of the U.S. population with any disability by about 40% — from 13.9% of the country to 8.1% — according to testing the bureau conducted in 2022.


The Essay Prompt: If adopted, how would the above-proposed changes affect the Disability Community?

Note: any essay exceeding 1000 words will be disqualified.

disABLEDperson, Inc. a 501 (c ) 3 Charity whose mission is to reduce the high unemployment rate of people and veterans with disabilities. We accomplish this through our 2 national job boards:  and Job Opportunities for Disabled Veterans or .