A List of Bipolar Scholarships
Don't Let Bipolar Disorder Stop YOU From Attending College!
Looking for Bipolar scholarships? Individuals with Bipolar Disorder face more challenges than the typical college student, but that doesn't mean they should give up on earning a degree! Numerous scholarships for Bipolar students are available, and I'll show you where to apply.
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship
The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books, and lab fees for students diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or various forms of schizophrenia. Applicants must currently be receiving medical care for their condition(s) and be involved in rehabilitative activities such as volunteer work or part-time employment.
American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
The AAHD offers a yearly scholarship of $1000 or less for students with a documented disability, either physical or mental. A preference is given to applicants majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.
Incight offers a $750 scholarship to students with a documented disability. The scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years.
Bank of America ADA Abilities Scholarship
Bank of America offers annual scholarships of up to $5000 for individuals with a documented disability (physical or mental). Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher, be under the age of 40, reside in a state where Bank of America is located, and plan on pursuing a degree in finance, business, or computer systems with the goal of obtaining a career with a banking institution.
The Bipolar Lives Scholarship
The Bipolar Lives Scholarship is privately funded by Sarah Freeman, a website owner who was upset about the lack of resources available for individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Applicants must be college students at least 21 years of age, and the winner will receive a $1000 cash scholarship. The official rules state that "the award will be made to the person who most eloquently communicates important information about bipolar disorder".
The Charles A. Olayinka Scholarship
The Charles A. Olayinka Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship for individuals with Bipolar Disorder. Applicants must be currently enrolled, or plan on enrolling, in a United States College, and under the care of a licensed mental health professional.
The Google Lime Scholarship
The Google Lime Scholarship is a $10,000 award for disabled junior or senior college students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (related fields will also be considered).
DisABLED Persons Scholarship
DisABLED Persons offers annual scholarships of up to $750 for individuals with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants must be full-time students (12 credit hours).
American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program
The AAHD offers an annual scholarship of $1000. Applicants must be high school graduates with a documented disability.
If you have Bipolar Disorder, you are eligible for a plethora of scholarships and grants. It is important to remember that Bipolar Disorder is often considered a mental disability; in addition to financial awards targeted specifically towards your condition, you are eligible for scholarships for disabled students. Many colleges offer their own awards for disabilities, so be sure to check with the financial aid office at the school(s) you attend. Good luck with your applications!
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