Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

    The Weingarten Center accepts applications from Penn students registered with Student Disabilities Services for the following types of expenses:

      • Tuition based upon financial need
      • Psychological/neuropsychological testing
      • Summer internships
      • Summer coursework
      • Equipment or services related to a physical disability
      • Assistive technology

      Scholarship Application Process

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

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        Weingarten Center Scholarship Funds

        E. Lois Bateman Scholarship Fund

        For full-time students with disabilities to defray tuition and related expenses.

        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.

        Learning Disabilities Testing 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.

        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.

        Dr. Joseph W. & Ethel Darby Noble Scholarship Fund

        For financial aid-eligible undergraduate or graduate students who are blind or have low vision to defray qualified tuition and related expenses.

        The Pennsylvania Institution for the Blind Scholarship Fund

        To support financial aid-eligible undergraduate or graduate students who are blind or have low vision, including but not limited to the purchase of adaptive equipment. Preference is given to students who have attended the Overbrook School for the Blind and those pursing degrees in Art or Music.

        Philip Fulmer Scholarship Fund

        For undergraduate or graduate students who are blind or have low vision.

        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.