They are a little-known, often unseen population at the University of South Florida – a group of dedicated and determined students who quietly tackle daily challenges most of us will never know. These courageous Bulls are diligently pursuing successful academic paths in the face of their special abilities – epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy and myriad other conditions. These students typically incur expenses above and beyond fellow classmates. Without financial assistance, many of them would not be able to pursue their career ambitions at USF, let alone achieve their occupational dreams. Students receiving this scholarship will have doors opened to top-tier education specialized for their needs, and encouragement that lasts a lifetime.
who we are
One in five Americans have a disability and it’s likely you know someone with a disability. It may be a relative, a spouse, a co-worker, their child or even your child. You may know someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD or a learning disability. Perhaps someone you know is deaf, has a visual impairment or requires a mobility device. What if, to honor the person you know, you could help a differently abled student achieve their dream of a college education? The Accessibility Scholarship at USF is available to students with visual, hearing, speech, orthopedic, neurological, mental and learning special abilities. Your generous donation will help these exceptional students become future leaders, innovators and role models.
Differently abled students often have costs other college students do not. The financial burden of doctor’s visits, hospitalizations and equipment that makes everyday life accessible can leave students struggling to pay for tuition and books. The USF Accessibility Scholarship helps alleviate this burden. By donating to this scholarship, you will make a significant impact on a student’s life. You can help a differently abled student achieve a college degree. A college degree helps others see beyond their challenges, to a person’s true potential. Our scholarship recipients pursue degrees across all majors, including STEM, business, health and education, often advancing to successful careers or graduate degrees.
what your gifts will do
Your gift, of any size, will provide scholarships for students with special abilities at the University of South Florida in order to obtain the resources they need to succeed. All gifts received will be matched $1 for $1, up to $10,850, turning your $1 into $2!
College should be a time that every student can positively embrace. For those with special abilities, however, feelings of apprehension and uneasiness are likely to be intensified. Although these students may face challenges and obstacles, your contribution will play a significant role in eliminating these feelings. Their journey starts here and continues beyond USF, thanks to YOU!
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