Services for Students with Disabilities

Studying Abroad? Dr. Natalia Gómez Passport Scholarship

The Dr. Natalia Gómez passport scholarship was established to empower persons with disabilities to go abroad and offset the cost of essential items. Individuals who have been accepted to volunteer, intern, do a gap year, or participate in a study abroad program are encouraged to consider applying. Dr. Gómez, a former faculty member at Grand Valley State University in Michigan motivated, inspired, and encouraged AWD founder, Juanita Lillie, to pursue her passions and follow her dreams which lead to the creation of Abroad With Disabilities in 2014. Dr. Gómez’s unwavering support, dedication, and guidance since inception are why she is the scholarship namesake.

Springboard Foundation Scholarships

The Springboard Foundation's invitation to undergraduate college students with disabilities to apply for 18 scholarships is now open.

The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage and increase the attendance of full-time college/university students who have documented disabilities, completed 24 hours of college credit and an accumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and provide increased opportunities for gainful employment. Please select APPLY on our website to start the online application process. The deadline to apply is June 15th (11:59 pm EST). For more information, please visit

U.S. Department of State's Gilman International Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State's Gilman International Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. It is an inclusive program that encourages participation of students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including students with disabilities. The Gilman Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for study or intern abroad for summer, semester, or academic year programs.

Applications for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018/Academic Year 2018-2019 are currently open and all eligible students are encouraged to apply! All applications are due Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by 11:59pm (central time).