Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families

Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families : A List of Scholarships, Fellowships/Grants, Grants-In-Aid, and Awards Established Primarily or Exclusively for Persons with Disabilities or Members of Their Families, Plus a Set of Six Indexes: Sponsor, Program Title Residency, Tenability, Subject, and Dea

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Billions of dollars in financial aid has been set aside for America's largest minority: the 49 million Americans with disabilities and members of their families. In fact, more money is available today than ever before! This funding is open to applicants at any level--from high school through postdoctorate and professional--for education, research, travel, training, career development, emergency situations, assistive technology, specially-adapted housing, and many other purposes.No other directory like this one! There's only one print publication that can put information about these funds at your finger tips: the 2010-2012 edition of Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families. Here is a sample of the kind of funding you'll find described in this directory: up to $10,000 a year for undergraduate or graduate students who are blind; up to $42,500 in home improvement loans for the disabled; $2,000 a year to undergraduates with an immune deficiency disease; $5,000 to performing musicians who are physically challenged; up to $500,000 in loans for the disabled to operate small businesses; $3,200 to purchase computers or other assistive equipment; income/property tax exemptions for the disabled in numerous states.What's included in the directory? In all, nearly 1,300 of the biggest and best funding programs are described in detail: program title, sponsoring organization address and telephone number (including toll-free and TDD), e-mail and web address, purpose, eligibility, financial data, duration, special features, limitations, number of awards, and deadline date. Plus, you also get a set of indexes that let you search the directory by program title, sponsoring organization, geographic coverage, subject field, and application deadline.How is the directory organized? To make it easy to find exactly the type of funding you need, the directory is organized by both type of program (scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants-in-aid, and awards) and type of disability: Disabilities in general: open to persons with any disability; funding does not specify or restrict the type of eligible disability; Visual impairments: open to persons partially sighted or blind, with or without correction; Hearing impairments: open to persons who have difficulty in receiving linguistic information, with or without amplification; Orthopedic and developmental disabilities: open to persons with 1) a severe orthopedic impairment caused by birth defects, diseases, or other situations or 2) a severe, chronic disability; Communication and other disabilities: open to persons who have a communication disorder, have a learning disability, are emotionally disturbed, or have other chronic or acute health problems (e.g., cancer, hemophilia, ADD-ADHD); Families of the disabled: Open to the children, stepchildren, adopted children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, and other dependents or family members of persons with disabilities. Plus, all this information can also be accessed by program title, sponsoring organization, where you live, where you want use the funding, subject interest, and deadline date.What's unique about the directory? In addition to its comprehensive coverage, the directory includes hundreds of financial aid opportunities not described in any other source. Further, it groups entries by both type of disability and type of funding. The same convenience is offered in the indexes, where the entries are similarly subdivided by disability and funding type. With this organization, users with one set of characteristics (e.g., persons with a hearing impairment) will be able to find all the funding set aside specifically for them, and not be distracted or have to waste time sorting through descriptions of programs intended for individuals with other types of disabilities.What do the reviewers say? This directory was chosen as one of the "best reference books of the year" by Library Journal and as one of the "outstanding reference books of the year" by the New York Public Library, which commended Reference Service Press for "its excellent contribution in an area of publishing where quality is at a premium." Booklist described the directory as "a well-crafted, easy-to-use, and affordable resource on financial aid." Disability Resources Monthly called the directory a "must-have" and American Reference Books Annual labeled it "an essential purchase." College Financial Aid agrees and, because of its "wealth of information," gave the directory its "four-star" (highest) more

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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 220.98 x 284.48 x 30.48mm | 1,292.73g
  • Reference Service Press
  • English
  • 12th 2010-2012 ed.
  • 1588412040
  • 9781588412041

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