Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

    The Office of Student Disabilities Services (SDS) accepts applications from Penn students for the following scholarships. Click on the button below to complete the application form.

    Apply for Scholarships

    Newcombe Foundation Class of 75 Fund

    Provides partial tuition scholarships for a semester or an academic year for students with documented disabilities and demonstrated financial need. Also provides support scholarships for off-campus internships or work experience that relates to a course of study and enhances qualifications for future employment. On-campus internships will qualify if required by the disability.

    Richard and Marjorie Schneidman Fund

    For students with documented physical disabilities and demonstrated financial need to off-set expenses over and above tuition, room and board, in areas such as attendant services, adapted equipment, work experience, and library or typing assistance.

    William and Carol Browne Summer Scholarship Fund

    For undergraduate students with documented disabilities and demonstrated financial need who require a revised academic course roster that includes summer study at Penn and who would otherwise not be able to afford the cost of summer study. Recipients are encouraged to work closely with both Student Disabilities Services and the Office of Learning Resources concurrent with summer studies.

    E. Lois Bateman Scholarship Fund

    For full-time students with disabilities to defray tuition and related expenses. Preference is given to students with physical disabilities.

    Philip Fulmer Scholarship Fund

    For undergraduate students who are blind or visually impaired and have demonstrated financial need.

    The Perry Fund

    For students with severe physical disabilities and demonstrated financial need.

    The Lemons Fund

    For undergraduate, graduate and professional students with demonstrated financial need who require testing to identify a disability. Students must meet with an SDS staff person to determine that such testing is recommended.


    NOTE:

    • Demonstrated financial need is determined by Student Financial Services' (SFS) financial aid policy.
    • Please feel free to discuss scholarship opportunities with a member of the SDS professional staff by calling 215-573-9235 to schedule an appointment.