The Disability Resource Center aims to support students with disabilities who experience barriers to learning. We understand that financial barriers may impact the academic success of students. We offer scholarships to assist with access to disability documentation, assistive technology, and monetary support. Most of our scholarships require a completed Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) which is used to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Contact the Office of Student Financial Affairs if you have any questions about UF student financial aid or would like information on how to complete a FAFSA please visit sfa.ufl.edu.
The scholarship opportunities below are available to current students registered with the Disability Resource Center. Each scholarship has distinct qualifications and application criteria, please read below and contact the DRC Director, Jenna Gonzalez, at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding our scholarships.
The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is a competitively awarded program, which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution. Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for scholarship selection:
Scholarship recipients are recognized at the annual DRC Scholarship Ceremony in September. Johnson Scholarship recipients are expected to attend.
If selected, initial applicants must:
If selected, renewal applicants must:
Note: If you receive a Johnson Scholarship, you must still apply for renewal consideration each academic year you desire the award. Johnson Scholarship recipients may qualify for the award while earning their bachelor’s degree.
If you apply for admission at more than one SUS institution, submit the completed Johnson Scholarship application materials to each university. The application should be sent to the contact person listed at the end of this form. The application, official transcript, disability documentation, personal statement, and letters of reference must be received by the institution(s) no later than the application due date.
All applicants will be notified of their status as Johnson Scholarship recipients, alternate award candidates, or as students who were not selected. Notification letters will be mailed in July to the permanent address, which is specified on the application form.
After verification of enrollment, the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will disburse the award on a prorated basis each academic term to eligible Johnson Scholarship recipients. The award is contingent upon the level of funding from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation and the Florida Legislature. If you have questions regarding the disbursement timeline please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
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The Christopher M. Squiteri scholarship is for students who have a financial need and are seeking an evaluation to determine if they have a learning disability and/or ADHD. If the application is approved, the student will receive a psycho-educational, free of charge, from a community provider.Apply Today!
Please note this scholarship is not intended to reimburse for already purchased items. If awarded, the DRC will purchase the item for the applicant.Apply Today!
The Deb Richard Foundation Scholarship is a competitively awarded program which is available to students with physical disabilities since birth who are enrolling at the University of Florida. The amount of the scholarship award will vary according to established criteria. The scholarship award may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, books, auxiliary aids, and other educational items. Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of 10 semesters (Fall and Spring semesters only), provided the recipient makes satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and meets minimum performance requirements (a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale). Scholarship recipients must enroll for a minimum of nine credit hours each semester. Applications must include the following:
Renewal applicants must continue to adhere to:
Additional information about the Deb Richard Foundation Scholarship, including a history of the program, can be located at the University of Florida Foundation website. Please use the button below to complete the initial or renewal application.
One scholarship recipient will be selected annually in August.DEB RICHARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The University of Florida has been selected by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to provide scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students with spinal cord injuries. The Neilsen Scholarship Program (NSP) eliminates barriers to academic success for eligible students by providing funds to create and maintain opportunities to pursue an education in their chosen degree program and lead full lives in and out of the classroom.
The amount of the scholarship will vary according to established criteria. The scholarship award may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, books, personal care attendants, and other educational items.
Only individuals with neurological and functional impairment due to traumatic SCI, degenerative disease primary to the spinal cord (i.e., transverse myelitis), or damage to the spinal cord due to tumors and surgery are eligible for support through this program.
Individuals with spinal dysfunction, paralysis, or pain syndromes caused by other traumatic or primary orthopedic, genetic or developmental disorders are not eligible (e.g., multiple sclerosis, ALS, Chiari malformation or peripheral nerve injury).
Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of eight semesters (Fall and Spring semesters only), provided the recipient makes satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. Scholarship awardees are asked to write a Thank You letter to the scholarship donor.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria:
Applications must include the following:
Renewal applicants must continue to adhere to: