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Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities


December 06, 2020

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities is designed to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. To apply, you must have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity), be a high school senior or graduate planning to enroll, or who are already enrolled, in full- or half-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • One Scholarship Way
  • St. Peter, MN 56082
  • 844-402-0357

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Jessie E  on 10/7/2020 11:13:43 AM

Hi, I’m Jessie Ehrisman. I am a senior in Cheyenne Wyoming and I have been diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder, and Major depressive disorder, these issue have effect me since I was a young child and through out the years I have struggled with this part of myself. I have even attempted suicide. This has effected my high school experience and lowered my GPA but I truly want to go to college and have a career and keep pushing through my hardships.

Colin P  on 10/6/2020 8:42:19 AM

Hi, Im Colin and i have suffered from unilateral hearing loss since the first day of my life. Being in a classroom and not being able to know where sound is coming from or not picking up everything the first time became a battle between my future and my disability. Through tests and trials to see what really works for me i now am booming in high school with a 3.3 GPA while taking mostly advanced courses!

Miranda O  on 9/29/2020 12:45:38 AM

HI my name is Miranda I am a senior with a learning disability and Anxiety I know what I want to study but I have always struggled form a young due to my disability

Aaliyah w  on 9/28/2020 8:19:20 PM

Hi, my name is Aaliyah. I am a senior in Highschool. I have a pacemaker & am diagnosed with Super ventricular tachycardia. I know what college I will be attending as well as what I want to study.. I plan to apply for this scholarship !

Andrei C  on 9/28/2020 6:28:59 PM

I am a senior with RHD. I am often told not to push myself. Luckily, I am able to play varsity football and enjoy an active life. With RHD I want to enjoy everything and experience all the things I want to do because who knows what could happen to my heart. So, I would like to pursue my dreams and attend college with help.

Rocco D  on 9/28/2020 12:57:19 PM

Hello my name is Rocco and I have ADHD and would like to pursue a Master's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida. While reading the comments, I see students with as many as 6 disabilities and I kind of feel bad for applying for this. I feel like they need it more than me. However, I still applied for this because I need it as well, but I felt guilty while applying.

shara cardona  on 9/23/2020 10:53:00 PM

Hi, My name is Shara Cardona. Im a freshmen at edinburg hs and i graduate in 2024. I have anixity and its hard to contral . My gpa is 4.0 and 3.8 i try my best at my school i know things are geting more difecalt . I hope im one of the first ones to go to collage

Taylor R  on 9/11/2020 9:10:52 AM

Hi, My name is Taylor. I am a high-school senior with Autism, Epilepsy, ADHD, anxiety and depression, and PTSD. I already know what I want to study and what college I want to attend. What is the best possible process I need to take in order to have a chance at a scholarship?

Madeleine H  on 9/9/2020 9:18:08 PM

Hello, I'm a high school senior with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Reactive Hypoglycemia, and an undiagnosed digestive disorder. I want to pursue Respiratory Therapy at UTSA. I have maintained a 4.0-3.8 GPA throughout high school, and I try my hardest everyday. Can't wait to apply for this scholarship!

Aaron G  on 9/1/2020 7:17:49 PM

Hello I am a a high school student who is interesting in theatre or film. I have dyslexia and it has made it difficult for me to do good in my academics, I have been fighting what feels like a disease in my head in hopes to do good in school and be the first of my family to attend college.

Isaiah W  on 8/28/2020 11:23:10 AM

I am a high school student of senior and Autistic or have autism(ASD) and life was difficult to find a college or university for me.It was my dream to be part of the disability team.

Samantha B  on 8/26/2020 9:35:07 PM

I am a student with adhd, impulse control disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. I do also suffer from other disabilities. However, I never let that get in the way of what i want to do in life. It’s strive for excellence. I hoping through this scholarship, I will be able to continue that dream of becoming successful. Though have been rough I will keep moving forward.

Susan L Ledesma  on 8/24/2020 2:55:28 PM

I am a dissabled parent, struggling to put my daughter through college, I applied for the famsa but I guess it wasn't enough, my daughter really needs the help, I don't want her to drop out, and as her mother feel hopeless for not being able to work. Thank you

Savannah V  on 8/22/2020 8:18:31 PM

I am looking to go to Full Sail University. Bipolar Disorder and ADHD always made it hard for me to keep up my grades in school. I hope that through the Wells Fargo scholarship I can afford to pursue the career I've always wanted

Nhyla Beaty  on 8/20/2020 9:00:23 PM

Nhyla is my 18 year old daughter that was born deaf. She also has hearing aids as well. She wants to go to college and experience the college life and I want her to experience it as well even though she’s hearing impaired. It would be a blessing if she received a scholarship to give her what she desires. Sincerely, Her Mom Ebony

Maribeth Tihge 8/18/20  on 8/18/2020 11:00:03 PM

I am a hard working student who is searching and finding ways to finish my last 2 courses at housatonic community technical college. I am in general studies for the moment, and even with my disability of ptsd and bipolarism, I am determined to finishing my degree.

Alana Z  on 8/18/2020 4:50:44 PM

I am a high school graduate who was diagnosed at birth with Cystic Fibrosis and I want to attend the International School of Beauty to become a licensed esthetician. I love learning new things especially when it comes to showing and bringing out the beauty in other people, and I especially love making people smile, It would be an honor if the Wells Fargo scholarship program can help me achieve this goal of mine.

Luke W  on 8/16/2020 3:52:00 PM

Waiting for the scholarship application to open. Currently unavailable on the website

Wajiha Qureshi  on 8/4/2020 2:02:28 PM

I think I have apply. I really need scholarship. I have been trying to find any scholarship and I never won any scholarship. This is my only chance to win a scholarship.

Ellise B.  on 8/3/2020 2:48:45 PM

I am a student with Type One Diabetes who has been able to maintain a GPA at, and above, a 4.0. Diabetes has certainly made learning much harder for me, and I am hoping that all of this extra time and work will be noticed by scholarship foundations. Everyone who has struggled with a disability throughout their academic career are some of the strongest people I have ever met. We deserve to be recognized.

Yazmine G  on 8/3/2020 2:34:17 PM

I am a high school senior who has ADHD, who plans to attend either Lamar University or Texas A&M Commerce. Although, I do have have ADHD which tends to keep me from focusing naturally and has made my impulsivity go through the roof, will never stop me from achieving my dreams. I take almost all honors and Advance placement classes due to the fact that I know I can push my self to complete the courses. I have maintained a 3.4 gpa on a 5.0 scale and I show no signs of stopping. With the help of this scholarship for people with disabilities I believe that I can show the world that you can do anything, even go to college, while having a "mental" disability.

Abigail Farrar  on 8/1/2020 4:24:47 PM

I am a high school senior who looking to go to the University of Pittsburgh or Florida Atlantic University. Dyslexia has always made school more difficult for me and it takes me longer to finish text, homework, ect. I'm hoping through the wells Fargo scholarship program for people with disabilities I can go to the collage of my dreams and go on to change lives.

Amen K  on 7/27/2020 10:31:27 PM

Hi, I am a student from Middlesex County College and will be transferring to Rutgers this Fall. I have a disability known as Hard of Hearing (HOH). With my disability, I also faced a lot of health complications from the age of 2 to end of freshman year of college. I still struggled few health issues now. I am interested in majoring in psychology to become a recreational therapy or special ed teacher. I am choosing a career that I have experiences in. Since Rutgers is a 4 year university and with Covid 19 - It's been extremely difficult for me to decide if I want to further my education at a 4 year college. This scholarships will help me make a decision to continue my education at Rutgers. Thank you.

Janelle E  on 7/22/2020 10:20:26 PM

I am a student who struggles with bipolar disorder and anxiety; these disorders make school incredibly difficult for me as it makes it hard for me to focus and stay motivated.

Jasmine T  on 7/22/2020 7:31:25 PM

I would love to apply for this scholarship. I am a high school senior and will be graduating Spring 2021. My goal is to pursue nursing after high school. I was diagnosed with Sickle Cell SS at birth and recently diagnosed with Chiari Malformation and syringomyelia.

Lane D Chapman  on 7/22/2020 3:29:31 PM

I am a student with dyslexia. I am currently enrolled at Quincy University majoring in aviation. Having a learning disability does not define who I am, it has taught me I have to work harder than most. I am applying for the Wells Fargo scholarship so that maybe the financial burden is one less thing I have to worry about. Please help me fulfill my dream. Thank you

Micaela P  on 7/15/2020 8:19:00 PM

I am a full time student at Salem State University perusing a degree in psychology. I have a moderate hearing loss and have since birth. I am hoping that the Wells Fargo Scholarship will help me finish my last year of undergrad so that I can pursue a good career.

Hannah C  on 7/10/2020 4:51:11 PM

I am a 2020 graduated senior planing on going to west liberty university in West Virginia. I have PTSD, severe depression and anxiety, scoliosis and arthritis. My question is, as long as I am enrolling in a college in the United States I’m eligible for this scholarship?

Yasmin A. Melero  on 6/25/2020 1:26:36 PM

Hello, I am a college senior attending Jackson State University, and I am also a college softball player there. My major is in Communicative Disorders and I am looking to be a Speech and Language Pathologist. I have recently been diagnosed with Depressive Bi-Polar Disorder, PTSD, and anxiety. My disorders have made these past years of school exceptionally difficult for me, and I am hoping I qualify for this scholarship as it would greatly aid me in journey to finish school.

Amen K  on 6/24/2020 10:35:54 AM

Hi, I am a student with hearing impairments, transferred from Middlesex County College to attend Rutgers New Brunswick for Fall 2020. I believe this scholarship will help me further my education and transform my dreams into reality.

Jonathan V  on 6/5/2020 9:05:44 AM

Am interested in the Wells Fargo Scholarship to help pursue my dream of working at ASDB and give back to the students as they have helped me in my struggles of being visually impaired.

Audra B  on 6/4/2020 5:09:30 PM

I am a student studying environmental engineering. I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has turned my world upside-down. I am hoping that this scholarship will help support me in pursuing the care of our environment.

Taylor B  on 6/3/2020 11:31:47 AM

I am a double major of Musical Theatre and Music Ed, with a minor in Dance at Carthage College. I have Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which makes concentrating difficult. Even though I have multiple flashbacks daily that can lead to migraines and pain mentally and physically. I like to work hard especially on the things I love. My majors are not just my own coping mechanism, but also what I want in my future. It is very hard for me to focus on being present and in the moment, and when I'm singing, dancing, and acting I feel in the moment and feel alive instead of being trapped in echos of the past. These majors help me stay in the moment and I want to pursue what I love.

Chloe C.  on 5/26/2020 7:40:09 PM

I am currently a high school graduate that has an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto's Disease. I am planning to attend Abilene Christian University in the fall of 2020. I hope that this Wells Fargo Scholarship for people with disabilities can help me achieve my dream college!

Thomas G  on 5/21/2020 6:08:30 PM

I'm clinically diagnosed with bipolar, general anxiety disorder, and depresion. I will be finished with my A.S. degree in medical billing and coding on June 28th. Then on July 6th I will be starting my B.S. in healthcare administration. The Wells Fargo scholarship program will be a big help to finish my degree.

Caitlynn T  on 5/1/2020 5:48:56 PM

I am a college student living with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy which has always made it difficult to focus during class. I have always been a good student, but it can be hard to focus after a seizure occurs. It would be a huge help to receive this scholarship to allow me to continue following my dreams into my expected graduation year.

Tiffany M  on 4/30/2020 12:23:51 PM

Hi, I am currently a freshman, undergraduate student enrolled at Converse University. During my first semester, I overloaded myself. I know that's my fault, but it made me realize how debilitating Bipolar can be. I took on 4 classes adding up to 18 credits. I worked day and night to keep my grades up. I was oftentimes sleep-deprived and didn't want to admit I needed help. That, sadly, is one of my biggest downfalls. I had numerous breakdowns and manic episodes and practically ran on autopilot throughout my whole semester. I was so in denial I wanted to sign up for just as much the next semester. I had to be confronted by my family to notice that I needed help. I hate having to admit I need medicine even though I know I do. I come from a poor family and I worked my butt off for my whole school career to make sure I had some chance at college. I worked so hard I got a little bit of money back from my college from all the scholarships I recieved, which I spent on books. I would appreciate any assistance, but I understand there's other people in the world who may need it more.

demosha w  on 4/13/2020 8:41:19 AM

I am a high school student with sickle cell trying to go to Georgia Highlands. With my sickness it have made school hard and not great for me I am hoping Georgia Highlands except me so I can go for physical therapist. I really need the money for school because it's gone be hard for my family to pay for me because I have other siblings. This will really be i life dream Because this is all I eve want is to be the first to go big in my family with my sickness.

Abigail T  on 4/9/2020 3:28:36 PM

I am a student with hearing loss looking to continue my education at Iona College this fall. I am hoping that this Wells Fargo Scholarship Program can help me in pursuing my dreams of becoming a speech pathologist teacher.

demosha w  on 4/8/2020 5:03:01 PM

I am a high school student with sickle cell trying to go to Georgia Highlands. With my sickness it have made school hard and not great for me I am hoping Georgia Highlands except me so I can go for physical therapist. I really need the money for school because it's gone be hard for my family to pay for me because I have other siblings. This will really be i life dream Because this is all I eve want is to be the first to go big in my family with my sickness.

Zalika L  on 3/29/2020 8:41:49 PM

I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Type 2 and I continue to strive for the best. I'm a 16yo senior and have been accepted to Keiser University and the Wells Fargo Scholarship will greatly help me in attaining my first decree.

Tanner P  on 3/13/2020 2:33:56 PM

i am a student with adhd looking to go to NDSU adhd has always made school harder for me i am hoping that through the wells fargo scholarship program for people with disabilities i can achieve all my life dreams.


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