ChairScholars National Scholarship Program

Degree Level: Undergrad

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Special Consideration: Extreme financial need, or Disabilities

Location: United States

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: February. Please check website below for the specific date.


The ChairScholars National Scholarship Program provides eligible high school seniors and college freshmen up to $20,000 for tuition to attend the college or university of their choice.

National ChairScholar recipients are bright and ambitious students, who have overcome the challenge of their disability by focusing on the goal to excel academically, and become instrumental members of their communities. They are the next generation of leaders.

Fifteen to twenty new students are taken yearly and are given $1,000-5,000 per year for each college year to a maximum of $20,000 total. About 150 applicants apply yearly.

Visit the ChairScholars National Scholarship Program site.

Award Details

Additional qualifications:

  • The student must be physically challenged and may be "chair-confined". The physical challenge must be significant. No minor disability will be considered.
  • Must have verifiable unmet financial need.
  • Must have at least a B average.
  • Must be a high school senior or college freshman. We do not fund graduate studies. (Our charter does not permit anyone over 21 years of age from applying.)
  • The applicant must show some form of significant community service or social contribution in the past.