There are several scholarships students living with mental illnesses can qualify for. Deadlines and qualifications for each scholarship vary. For more information on deadlines and how to apply, visit the appropriate web site.
Eli Lilly Reintegration Scholarship http://www.reintegration.com/resources/scholarships/apply.asp Eligibility: In order to be eligible for consideration for the Lilly Reintegration Scholarship, applicants must: be diagnosed with bipolar, schizophrenia, schizophreniform, schizoaffective disorder and major depressive disorder, be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment, and complete an application that includes an application form, essay, transcripts (if applicable), recommendation forms from three references and school financial requirements. The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate or degree. Eligible programs include: High School equivalency programs, Trade or vocational programs, Associate degrees, Bachelor degrees, Graduate degrees. For more information contact email@example.com or (800) 809-8202.
Shire ADHD Scholarship http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/ The Shire ADHD Scholarship recognizes and supports individuals with ADHD in the US who are seeking to obtain higher education. The Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in the transition to higher education. Fifty recipients will be selected in 2013, based on community service, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and a personal essay describing how ADHD has impacted their lives. Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, sponsors the Scholarship as part of its work to support patients who are diagnosed with ADHD, their families, and the professionals who help them.
American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Launches Scholarship Program 2013-2014 http://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/ – This scholarship is for both physical and mental health disabilities, which will include mental illnesses.
In 2009, AAHD created the AAHD Scholarship Program, which supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research. Royalties from the DHJO and private donations fund the AAHD Scholarship Program.
Funds are limited and we anticipate that scholarships will be competitive. Scholarships will be limited to under $1,000. The AAHD Board of Directors Scholarship Committee will evaluate each of the applicants and make a decision in December of each calendar year. The 2013 AAHD Scholarship Award will be awarded January, 2014. It is the discretion of the Scholarship Committee to determine how many scholarships will be awarded each year and the amount of each scholarship.
Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award http://www.jedfoundation.org/about/jed-news/jed-foundation-offers-scholarship The Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award is an annual award honoring a student who is reducing prejudice around mental illness, raising awareness of mental health problems on campus, and encouraging help-seeking among their peers. It was established in 2008 through a contribution made by Carol Ullman and the late Joseph Greenspan, in memory of their son, Jerry Greenspan. This award is designed to encourage dialogue about mental health on campuses, reduce prejudice around emotional disorders, and raise visibility of the amazing people who are tackling these issues at schools across the country. The student selected for this award receives a $2,000 cash scholarship, recognition on The Jed Foundation’s website and a trip to New York to attend The Jed Foundation’s Annual Gala to receive the award.
Incight Scholarship http://www.incighteducation.org/scholarship/ This is a scholarship for students with a disability, which includes a mental illness. Each year Incight awards up to one hundred scholarships to students with disabilities, who have demonstrated outstanding merit in giving back to the community and overcoming obstacles in order to pursue higher education. These scholarships range in value from $500 to $2,500. In addition to providing financial support, Incight remains a valuable resource for our scholars throughout their college years, during the transition from high school to college, while seeking accommodations, and preparing students for post-graduate life entering the employment sector.
Bipolar Lives Scholarship http://www.bipolar-lives.com/2013-bipolar-lives-scholarship.html
This is an award of a $500.00 cash prize to a student enrolled in a United States college (undergraduate or post-grad, for example law school, MBAs, etc), community college, technical college, or trade school.
The Charles A. Olayinka Scholarship http://peacecharlie.com/ The Charles A. Olayinka Scholarship was established to help those diagnosed with bipolar disorder achieve their ultimate academic goals. We feel we can do this best by awarding a partial college scholarship to a deserving student who has strived to overcome the many obstacles faced in dealing with the disease.