my mom as M.S. can I get scholarship money from this? : LUSENET : Disabled Parents Network : One Thread

I am a junior in highschool and I heard that a student with a disabled parent can get scholarsip money. Do I qualify since my mother has M.S. and is in a wheel chair?

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2004


Hi there, At the moment, I am trying to find someone that will sponsor a grant for children of "naturally" disabled parents (for example disability caused by birth defect). I have come across grants/scholarships for children of disabled parents, but only if the parent has been disabled through military service, accidents on the job, terrorist attacks, service in the police force, fire departments, etc. I think there might be a few for children and/or children of parents with AIDS, ADD, ADHD, and the visual and hearing impaired. There is a book that all this is in with new editions for every 2 years or so. "Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families." It is written by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. You can ask for it at your local library. If they do not have a copy of the book, perhaps they can interloan a copy or purchase one. It is available for $40.00 from Reference Service Press. or call (916) 939-9620. The best advice I can give is to go to the library and search through all the reference section. There is always multiple scholarship books and millions of scholarships, for it seams everything but for kids like us. I even found a list of colleges once that offer their own scholarships for children of disabled parents, but i'm not sure of the qualifications. Hope this helps and God bless, Rebecca Volzer

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2004

I just received amazing news! I found someone who would sponsor a scholarship and I thought I would let you all know. Through the Looking Glass, an organization in California has started a scholarship for children of disabled parents. If you want, feel free to pass this information on. I hope this helps. Thank you. Have a wonderful week and good luck! ~Rebecca Volzer

-- Anonymous, November 17, 2004

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