American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship – Apply by November 15

Information courtesy of the American Association on Health and Disability and the American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is offering $1,000 scholarships to students with disabilities. The AAHD Scholarship Program is for any student with a disability, but AAHD gives preference to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.


  • Applicant must have a disability.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full time as undergraduate student and completed one full year of college, and is currently in their 2nd year of study in a program at a college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree; or enrolled in a graduate school, pursuing a post graduate degree.
  • Important: applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered. High school student entering college in the fall of 2016 are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the United States and enrolled in an accredited United States university.

To apply, submit a Personal Statement of up to two pages, double spaced, including brief personal history, educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, and reasons why they should be selected by the AAHD Scholarship Committee. This statement must be written solely by the applicant.  You must also provide two letters of recommendation, a copy of your college transcript, and documentation of your disability.

For complete rules and to apply, visit the AAHD website here. Applications are due November 15, 2016. For questions, email

Good luck!

Doug Schmidt
Act Team Coordinator
The Fifth Freedom Network

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