The Johnson Scholarship can offer significant financial assistance to qualified individuals. Below you will find a list of specific requirements for applying to this program, as well as the application packet. The packet requires a FAFSA form. While the FAFSA forms are due March 1 on the government’s website, all other materials must be submitted by April 1 to the Office of Disability Services.
Initial applicants must provide an official current university transcript (not a photocopy) that shows a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all credits. High school students applying for the scholarship in the first year of college should submit a current high school transcript.
Applicants must provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability. The disability must be in one or more of the following classifications: Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Blind or Low Vision; Deaf/Hard of Hearing; Orthopedic Disability; Psychological, Emotional, or Behavioral Disability; Speech/Language Disability; Specific Learning Disability; Traumatic Brain Injury; and/or Other Health Disabilities.
Appropriate documentation includes, but is not limited to, either a recent psychological evaluation used to determine eligibility for exceptional student services, school/medical records, certification by the Division of Blind Services, or a Vocational Rehabilitation eligibility determination.
If you already receive a Johnson Scholarship, you must still apply for renewal consideration for each academic year in which you desire the award. Johnson Scholarship recipients may qualify for the award for up to 12 semesters of undergraduate study.