The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. AAHD accomplishes its mission through research, education, and advocacy at the national, state, and community levels.
Established in 2009, the AAHD Scholarship Program supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, and disability studies or research.
Scholarships will be limited to under $1,000 and will be awarded in late January-early February 2018.
To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate program (freshman or greater status) or be enrolled part time or full time in a graduate program, have a documented disability, and be able to provide documentation of their disability. (Applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered.) In addition, applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. and be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, disability research, health promotion, or a field related to disability and health.
See AAHD site for complete program details, scholarship criteria, application requirements, and the application form.