Scholarship Information

A good first step in your scholarship search is to start locally.  Check with your parents, employers, local organizations, religious groups, and Chamber of Commerce.

  • Some employers offer financial aid, tuition reimbursement, and/or scholarships for employees or their children.
  • Many organizations such as Boy/Girl Scouts, Rotary International, or Elks Club offer scholarships.  Major labor unions offer scholarships for their members and dependent children.  Check with organizations related to your field of study.
  • Your church or synagogue may have scholarships available.  Also, check with the headquarters of your religious affiliation.
  • Your local Chamber of Commerce may be able to offer small grants or scholarships to local students.

Below are other resources that may help you locate financial aid.  Also, there are links within these websites for other related resources or scholarships.

Be sure to check with your high school guidance counselor, your college or university’s financial aid office, the department chairman at your chosen school, and your college or local library for scholarship information.

For more information on scholarships, visit the Nicholls State University Office of Scholarships website at


AAHD Scholarship – American Association on Health and Disability

Disabled World – Listing of Autism scholarships

HFA Educational Scholarships – Hemophilia Federation Of America

IDF Scholarship Programs – Immune Deficiency Foundation

Incight Scholarship Research Information – List of various scholarship programs

Kevin Child Scholarship – National Hemophilia Foundation

PAF Scholarship for Survivors Program – Patient Advocate Foundation – List of various scholarship programs

Schwallie Family Scholarship Program – Organization for Autism Research

Ulman Cancer Fund for the Young Adults Scholarship

American Cancer Society – For scholarship information, call 1-800-ACS-2345

The Young’s Heroes Scholarship – For scholarship information, call 1-214-987-4662

Learning Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship – P. Buckley Moss Society

HA Scholarship – Hydrocephalus Association

Hearing Loss/Deafness

Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship – Sertoma International

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening (LTL) Award – Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)

Visual Impairments

AFA Scholarship American – Foundation for the Blind

American Council of the Blind

NFB Scholarships – National Federation of the Blind

Physical Impairments

180 Medical

ChairScholars Foundation

ELA Foundation Scholarship – Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation

National MS Society Scholarship Program – National Multiple Sclerosis Society

SBA Scholarship Program – Spina Bifida Association of America

Nicholls is not responsible for the contents of the resource websites.
These links are provided as a convenience in finding resources.