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Leadership Opportunities

The promotion of disability awareness on campus and nationwide is extremely important. There are a number of opportunities for student advocacy at Morehead State, including:

  • committee representation
  • advocacy group formation
  • campaign and program development
  • participation in "Barrier Busters" (a team that reports campus access issues to the DS office) 

If you are interested in any of the areas mentioned, the Disability Services Coordinator is eager to know about it! Please contact Evangeline Day at 606-783-5188, or stop by the Disability Services Office, located in 204-E ADUC.



Belva Sammons Academic Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • A competitive scholarship up to $500 is awarded in spring semesters to a full-time student registered with the MSU Disability Services office.
  • Open to qualified students with any type of disability who have unmet financial need as determined by the University’s Office of Financial Aid. 
  •  Along with other criteria, applicants need to have completed twenty-four semester hours at MSU and have earned at least a cumulative 2.8 GPA using only MSU credits.
  • Applications are due by October 30th each year. Other specific qualifications and the process for applying appear on the application form below:


Attention Deficit Disorder Association, Novotni College Scholarship Fund


  • Tuition scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5000 offered by the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. 
  •  Applicant must:
    • Be accepted or attending an approved college or university as an undergraduate student.
    • Have been diagnosed with AD/HD by a licensed physician or mental health professional.
    • Complete the ADDA Application for approval.
    • Include two reference letters (with contact information) supporting the application for the scholarship from teacher, clergy, physician, therapist, etc.
  • Applicants can reapply each year for the scholarship.  Payments will be made directly to the college specified on behalf of the scholarship recipient. 


Schwallie Family Scholarship Program


  • Students with an established Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the United States may apply for a scholarship of $3000
  •  An autobiographical essay is required, and factors such as originality of content, financial need, previous challenges overcome, and any stated future aspirations may be considered by the review committee in making its decision. 
  • Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on at least a part-time basis (6 credits) or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field (e.g., studying to be a paralegal). 
  • The application process for fall opens in December of each year.

Kentucky Council of the Blind Scholarship

  • Open to qualified blind or visually impaired college students in Kentucky. 
  • For further information, contact KCB directly at 502-895-4598 or

Kentucky Association on Higher Education and Disability (KY AHEAD) Scholarship
  • A $500, competitive scholarship is awarded annually to two qualified Kentucky college students with any type of disability.
  •  Along with other criteria, award selection is based on having a minimum 2.75 GPA and a personal essay describing educational goals and disability-related leadership and service. 
  •  Application requires nomination by the Disability Services Coordinator. If you are interested in being considered, contact Coordinator Evangeline Day at 606-783-5188.
  • The deadline for nomination is April 15th.


Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College and Graduate Students with disabilities
  •  Paid summer internships at many of America's leading fortune 1000 corporations who are members of the National Business & Disability Council
  •  To be considered, must be a student with a disability currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. 
  •  Must have completed at least 60 credits and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Information on how to apply can be found on their website at:

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
  • A $10,000 scholarship may be awarded to a current junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student with a disability who is majoring in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • International students with disabilities studying at U.S. universities are encouraged to apply.
  • The student must be enrolled full-time. 
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background, leadership and passion for computer science. 

Alexander Graham Bell College Scholarships
  • This site provides additional scholarship information for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and links to scholarships offered by other organizations:

The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship
  • To be eligible for consideration the applicant must:
    • Be diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, or Schizoaffective Disorder 
    • Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disorder, including medications and psychiatric follow-up
    • Complete an application package that includes an application form, essay, transcripts (if applicable), recommendation forms from three references and school financial requirements.


Computer Science Internships and Mentoring

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington and DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) sponsor the AccessComputing Alliance for the purpose of increasing the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. College students with disabilities from anywhere in the United States who are pursuing Computer Science and other computing majors are encouraged to join the AccessComputing Team. Team members are eligible for paid computing internships and mentoring. For more information, contact the project coordinator at 206-543-9150 or 206-685-3648 (TTY).


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