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Scholarships & Grants

A Special Wish (ASW) Foundation

A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes to qualifying children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.
620 Taylor Station Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 258-3186
spwish.org

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology)

Contains information about scholarship and financial aid programs for students with disabilities.
PO Box 354842, Seattle, Washington 98195
(888) 972-3648 Voice/TTY
washington.edu/doit

Lighthouse Guild’s Vision Loss Tele-Support Network

Offers a free support network is for high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who have vision loss and their parents. Every week the group meets by phone to share experiences and ask questions. Enroll online.
250 West 64th Street, New York, New York 10023
Teen Tele-Support Group: lighthouseguild.org/patients-families/support-services/support-for-teens/teen-tele-support
Parent Tele-Support Group: lighthouseguild.org/patients-families/support-services/support-for-parents/parent-tele-support-group-enrollment
List of Scholarships: lighthouseguild.org/patients-families/scholarships

Little Baby Face Foundation

Transforms the lives of children born with facial deformities through corrective surgery. Travel to and from New York City for children to undergo needed procedures at no cost to them or their families. Surgery by highly skilled medical staff who treat children from all over the world.
135 East 74th Street, New York, New York 10021
(212) 333-5233
littlebabyface.org

Make A Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

Grants the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. The eligibility consideration process is started when a wish referral form is submitted to the local chapter. Visit the website to learn about who is eligible for a wish, who can refer a child and how the referral process works.
2545 Farmers Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 923-0555 or (877) 206-9474 Toll-free
oki.wish.org/refer-a-child
National website: wish.org

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Scholarship Programs

Includes information about the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, the U.S. Senate Youth Program and the Autism Scholarship Program. The Ohio Educational Choice (EdChoice) Scholarship Program provides scholarships or vouchers for students from under-performing schools to attend private schools.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338 or text “OHED EC” to 468311
education.ohio.gov/Scholarships

U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

The website offers a lot of advice on scholarships, loans and grants available for students with disabilities who want to go to college. They have lists of disability friendly colleges, internship opportunities, vocational rehabilitation resources and information about other disability assistance for children.
200 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20210
(866) 633-7365 Voice/TTY
dol.gov/odep/topics/disability.htm