Syracuse University

American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program


  • TITLE: American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program

  • SPONSOR: American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)

  • ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student in an undergraduate school or at least a part time student in a graduate school. Applicant must have a documented disability and provide documentation of their disability from a specialist (physician, educator, et. al). ( Important: applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered.) Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the United States and enrolled in an accredited United States university. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.

  • AMOUNT: Funds are limited and we anticipate that scholarships will be competitive. Scholarships will be limited to under $1,000.

  • DEADLINE: November 15


  • ADDITIONAL INFO:Applicant must provide a Personal Statement (maximum 3 pages, double spaced), including brief personal history, educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, and reasons why they should be selected by the AAHD Scholarship Committee. This statement must be written solely by the applicant. Applicant must provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation (One must be from a teacher or academic advisor). Letters may be sent by U. S. mail or by email attachment and should include the signature of the teacher or advisor, and the name of student should appear in the subject line of the email. Applicant must provide an official copy of college transcript, which should be mailed to AAHD in a sealed envelope. Applicant must agree to allow AAHD to use his/her name, photo and/or story in future scholarship materials. Please attach your application, supporting materials, etc. and email to: (please use MS Word for your personal statement and MS Word, if at all possible, and/or PDF for all other documents that are emailed as attachments). If this is not possible, please mail documents to: Scholarship Committee American Association on Health and Disability 110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J Rockville, MD 20850