Mental health issues affect many college students. The psychological disabilities can range from depression to schizophrenia. These students often have to manage their mental health along with the stresses of paying for college and their academic load. Scholarships for students that are affected with mental health disorders reward students that overcome their disability. These scholarships also alleviate the financial burden having a metal illness can create and helps to dispel the false perceptions people have about mental illness.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago sponsors this . The $2,000, one-year scholarship is given to a student that has epilepsy and is under a physician’s care. The award is for high school seniors that are going to college or vacation school. Applicants must live in Illinois. The applications are judged on merit, essays, letter of recommendation, community service and financial need. Previous winners of the award can reapply. The is due on April 30th.
Ameriglide is a supplier and distributor of home mobility products. The company is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student. The award is to help cover books and tuition. Applying for this requires the submission of an essay. The essay must be a minimum of 500 words and reflect on what the applicant would do to improve the accessibility of their campus, or schools they have visited. The applicant must also meet the following requirements:
This scholarship is also sponsored by the Boomer Esiason Foundation. The benefits students that are enrolled in or plan to enroll in college. Candidates are required to submit an essay, letter from a physician that confirms their cystic fibrosis diagnosis and high school or college transcript. The applicant must also include a copy of their parent’s W2 forms and list of tuition costs. The application deadline for this scholarship is in May.