American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 2

The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. AAHD accomplishes its mission through research, education and advocacy at the national, state and community level. As part of our work, we are pleased to offer an annual scholarship to students with disabilities majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.

Scholarship Program Criteria

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to  deserving  students with a disability who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a sophomore in college) in an accredited university and who are pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have completed one full year of college or more. In other words, the applicant must have sophomore or greater status in a program at a college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree as of fall 2024; or enrolled part-time or full-time in a graduate school, pursuing a post graduate degree as of fall 2024.
  • Important: applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered. High school students entering college, for the first time, in the fall of 2024 are NOT eligible to apply. The only exception would be for high school students who have achieved sophomore status via high school AP course credits.
  • Applicant must have a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act and must provide documentation to verify this.
  • Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.
  • Preference will be given to students with a history of community service and/or volunteer activities.
  • Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the United States and enrolled in an accredited United States university.
  • Those who serve on the Disability and Health Journal Editorial Board are not eligible for the AAHD Scholarship.
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