AAHD Scholarship Program

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.

Annual Amount

Funds are limited to under $1,000

Additional Selection Criteria

  • 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 2022; or enrolled part time or full time in a graduate school, pursuing a post graduate degree as of fall 2022.
  • 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 2022 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.

Application Process

Funds are limited to under $1,000. The AAHD Board of Directors Scholarship Committee will evaluate each of the applicants and make a decision in December of each calendar year.  The 2022 Scholarship Award will be awarded in June 2022 and recipients will be advised at that time by email and/or US mail.  It is the discretion of the Scholarship Committee to determine how many scholarships will be awarded each year and the amount of each scholarship.

Applications should be submitted via a google forms hyperlink that will be available on September 1, 2021. Please check back on or after 9/1/2021. The last date for application submissions March 1, 2022. Recipients will be announced by June 2022.

Application Requirements

  • Applicant must provide a Personal Statement (maximum 2 pages, double spaced), including a brief personal history, educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, and reasons why they should be selected by the AAHD Scholarship Committee. This statement must be written solely by the applicant.
  • Applicant must provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation (One must be from a faculty member or academic advisor). Letters of recommendation should be in PDF format and include the signature of the individual who wrote the letter. Both letters should be uploaded via google forms application or sent by email (scholarship@aahd.us) as an attachment. If emailed, the name of student should appear in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • Applicant must provide an official or unofficial copy of their most recent college transcript, which should be mailed to AAHD (Attn: Scholarship Committee, American Association on Health and Disability, 110 N. Washington Street, Suite 407, Rockville, MD 20850)  in a sealed envelope or uploaded on the application website.
  • Applicant must have a documented disability and provide documentation of their disability from a specialist (physician, educator, et. al).
  • Applicant must agree to allow AAHD to use his/her name, photo and/or story in future scholarship materials.

For application, go to:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHl4_GQSH8qs8hLZmL5FJd_HxyzCAhKiGx1CYqj8fQvxy_Mg/viewform


March 1, 2022

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