PTSD can be a debilitating condition, affecting individuals in many different ways. Recognizing this, many organizations and colleges also offer scholarships to students with PTSD. Ultimately, these organizations and colleges want to help them overcome their financial constraints and rebuild their lives. These organizations have scholarships for students with PTSD to help them achieve their educational goals.
Deadline: May 1
The Peyton Tuthill Hearts of Hope Scholarship awards $1,000 to support homicide survivors and victims of other crimes who are undergoing treatment for PTSD through any recognized service.
The organization asks for enrolled students currently in a full-time program in a U.S. college. Applicants must also have at least a 2.5 GPA, and completed at least one year of grief therapy.
Besides the above requirements, the application also includes a 3-page essay on the crime’s impact on your life.
Deadline: TBD for 2020-2021
The American Association on Health and Disability, or AAHD, sponsors the Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability. Applicants who have a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act are eligible to apply for this award of up to $1,000. Additionally, the association gives preference to students enrolled in a full-time program and majoring in a field related to disability studies, health and disability, or public health.
As part of your application, you will also have to write a personal statement. The essay should highlight the reasons why the AAHD Scholarship Committee should choose you.
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., offers multiple scholarships, including the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship. Any student with a physical, mental, psychiatric, learning, speech and language, behavioral, or medical disability may apply.
Your application must include a one-page essay, your transcripts, and a document of your diagnosis, along with filling out the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.’s form.
Deadline: February 24, 2020
The JED’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award honors students on college campuses spreading awareness about mental health and encouraging the mental well-being of their classmates. Students dedicated to educating others about mental health should consider this scholarship.
Along with the application, students must submit an essay, a letter of recommendation, and any relevant supplementary materials.
Are you looking for other scholarships for students with PTSD? In that case, look online and through scholarship databases. Otherwise, ask any of your local resources to see if they know about any other available scholarships. The ones we listed are just four out of many scholarships available out there.