Scholarships, Internships & Job Opportunities

Check out these exciting opportunities for students with disabilities:

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The objective of the DREU program is to increase the number of people from underrepresented groups including women, minorites, or persons with disabilities who are enrolled in graduate studies in the fields of computer science and computer engineering.

DREU is a highly selective program that matches students with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty mentor’s home institution.

DREU interns have the opportunity to be directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for those who are considering graduate school; DREU will provide a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and increase interns’ competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.

For more information, please see the DREU website.

DisABLEDperson Scholarship

This competition begins on January 17, 2018, and ends on March 16, 2018, for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)!
Details at It is important to create a registration on our site and become a community member so click on "Sign up now" to do so.
To participate, follow these simple steps: Write an essay with no more than 1000 words (prompt can be found HERE. Next, you need to register for the competition.
To do so click on “Register for this Scholarship” link on the Scholarship page. Fill out the form completely and paste your essay into the form.
A few reminders: Please keep in mind that the form must be filled out completely. We cannot accept incomplete or fraudulent forms. Correct spelling and grammar are important. Please submit carefully edited drafts only.
In order to qualify, the student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 years accredited college or university in the United States of America. They must be a matriculated student and be attending school full time and U.S. citizen. We will accept students who are not attending school full time as long as the part-time attendance is due to their disability and not their financial situation (minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate, 6 credits for graduate). Unfortunately, we are not able to award scholarships to high school students.
Upon winning, the student will prove disability and matriculation through their Disability Student Services department. We define disability as described under the ADA: “A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such an individual. A record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment".
Be sure to submit your entry before the March 16, 2018, deadline. The winner will be announced on our website on March 30, 2018. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc. are final.



Empoly is a new resource for stiudents and graduates with disabilities who are looking for a job. After you've applied to one of their partner organizations, Empoly will highlight your application for the hiring team.

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship

The Elastic Band company is offering scholarships for minority students and students with disabilities in the field of fashion and/or entrepreneurship. The deadline is March 31, 2018.

College Funding for Students with Disabilities

For a list of potential financial resources, please take a look at DO-IT's website:

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AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. AccessComputing has funding for undergraduate students with disabilities to participate in summer research internships.