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Bridgette Wegert Memorial Choral Scholarship
Sponsor: Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 533
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Wisconsin Dells High School who are active in the choir or band. Students must have been accepted at a four-year university and be planning to major in the music field, special education or nursing.

Amount: $300
Deadline: February 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Christa McAuliffe Scholarship
Sponsor: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
404 James Robertson Parkway
Suite 1510, Parkway Towers
Nashville, TN 37243
Eligibility: Applicants must be in the second semester of their junior year in a teaching program at a Tennessee college, and they must be enrolled full-time. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA and an SAT or ACT score that is at least as high as the national average. They must not have any defaulted state or federal student loans. Recipients must agree to teach in a Tennessee elementary or secondary school for a period of time upon graduation.

Amount: $500
Deadline: April
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha
Sponsor: North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
2601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2801
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, either at the undergraduate level or as a North Carolina teacher seeking training, and must be training to work with special needs children up to the age of 21 in an educational setting. They must agree to teach at a North Carolina public school for at least one year after graduation.

Amount: $500-$2,500
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Graduate Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Inc.
845 South Main Street
P.O. Box 1873
Greenville, MS 38701
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri or Tennessee who are attending a U.S. institution and pursuing graduate studies in fields which address the needs of children, including counseling, psychology, mental health, special education and speech pathology.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Huettig Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
1501 Clark Street
P.O. Box 968
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Portage County who are pursuing a post-secondary degree in special education and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Selection is based on financial need and the strength of the overall application.

Amount: $600
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jackie Harrigan Haase Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation
P.O. Box 230415
Encinitas, CA 92023
Eligibility: Preference is given to students who have been in special education.

Amount: $500-$2,500
Deadline: April 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Jaime Guttenberg Helping Hands Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange Ribbons for Jaime
5944 Coral Ridge Drive
Suite 301
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Eligibility: Applicants must be applying to a traditional four-year university with a focus on a career in helping others, which includes but is not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology or special education. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and a background in community service/volunteerism during high school with a minimum of 100 service hours. An essay on a provided topic is required to be submitted.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March
How to apply: Applications are available online.

John A. Tooley Scholarship for Developmental Disabilities
Sponsor: Wayne County Community Foundation
517 North Market Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or graduated from high school and reside in Wayne County, Ohio. Students must enroll as a full-time student and study in the field of Special Education or Developmental Disabilities. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to serving others with an emphasis on serving children and adults with disabilities.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Leon Bradley Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of School Personnel Administrators
7201 West 129th Street
Suite 220
Overland Park, KS 66213
Eligibility: Applicants must be minorities or persons of color seeking their initial teaching certification endorsement. Students must be in their final year of completing certification or endorsement requirements, including student teaching if applicable.

Amount: $3,500
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Mary Kate Carney Scholarship
Sponsor: Bay Area Community Foundation
Pere Marquette Depot
1000 Adams Street
Suite 200
Bay City, MI 48708
Eligibility: Applicants must be Arenac or Bay County residents who are enrolled or planning on enrolling in a speech pathology or special education program. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Selection is based on school and community involvement.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.

New Castle Breakfast Optimist Scholarship
Sponsor: Henry County Community Foundation
700 South Memorial Drive
P.O. Box 6006
New Castle, IN 47362
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from New Castle High School. Students must be pursuing a degree related to helping those with mental challenges - special education or a medical related field. Applicants must attend a four-year college or university.

Amount: $1,000 and over
Deadline: February
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Shelby Rae Smith Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Hendricks County Community Foundation
5055 East Main Street
Suite A
Avon, IN 46123
Eligibility: Applicants must provide information about their education, activities and employment. Students must submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, an academic transcript and financial information. Part of the application is submitted online, and part of the application is submitted via mail. Students should be pursuing a degree in elementary or special education.

Amount: $500
Deadline: September 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Special Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Disability Care Center
2875 South Orange Avenue #500
Orlando, FL 32806
Eligibility: Applicants must be majoring in special education and must be taking at least one major-required class in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students will need to submit an essay describing why they are pursuing career in special education and how they plan to make a difference in the lives of the disabled. Selection is based on the essay.

Amount: $500
Deadline: August 1
How to apply: Applications are available online and must include proof of college acceptance or college ID, proof of registration for fall classes, a copy of most recent transcript, documentation confirming U.S. citizenship and the essay.