Designed for two- and four-year college students, the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities offers scholarship opportunities to help offset the cost of higher education.
Awards range from $500 to $2,500 per academic year, based on unmet college expenses and other factors such as grade point average. The program is renewable for up to four years
Earning a college degree can be a challenge for anyone, but especially for those living with disabilities. The added costs of accommodation and accessible materials can make attending college an impossibility for some people. That’s why the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities was created.
Thank you for your interest in the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities, which has received 700 applications for the 2022 school year.
To be notified when the 2023 program application becomes available, Please go through the below details to Apply.
This scholarship program was established by Wells Fargo to assist persons with disabilities in gaining the education or training they need to pursue their chosen profession.
Scholarship America®, the country’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for businesses, foundations, associations, and individuals, is fully overseeing this scholarship opportunity by Wells Farog.
Eligibility for individual scholarships is at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and Scholarship America’s evaluation team reviews eligible applications.
The scholarship is open to all people without regard for their religion, creed, sexual orientation, age, or origin.
The following are required for applicants of the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities:
- Do you have an identifiable disability? (A person who has, or considers himself to have, a long-term or recurring problem that affects one or more major life activities.)
- A candidate must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
- Be a high school senior or graduate planning to enroll or who is enrolled in full-time or half-time (at least 6 credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year institution in the United States for the entire 2022-2023 academic year
- The student will receive a $2,500 scholarship for full-time study or a $1,250 scholarship for half-time study if he or she is selected.
- Full-time students who are studying full-time may apply for scholarships for an additional three (3) years, whereas half-time students can apply for scholarships for an extra seven (7) years or until they earn their bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
- Renewal is dependent upon earning a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or higher, or an equal level of achievement.
- Only undergraduate students are eligible for the scholarships
Means of Information
In early April, the school will notify you if your application has been accepted or declined. Not all applicants to the program will be chosen as recipients. Each year that students fulfill program requirements, they may reapply to the program.
Payment of Scholarships
On behalf of Wells Fargo, Scholarship America processes scholarship payments. Payments will be made in mid-August.
- Work experience
- Academic record
- Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
- Essay question
- Online recommendation
- Demonstrated of leadership qualities
- Participation in school and community activities
For students to get a Scholarship, Scholarship America calculates and confirmed the financial need of applicants
Final selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. All candidates agree to accept the decision as final.
The scholarship committee will evaluate only the first 700 applications submitted.
On the subject of “What life experiences have shaped who you are today?” each applicant will be expected to submit an essay.
Documents to Upload
- A valid, up-to-date transcript is required. Grade reports are not accepted. The name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which the course was taken must all be included in transcripts.
- Attach two Copies of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040, including the Financial Information Page
- NOTE: If your high school transcript does not already contain your SAT or ACT test scores, you must submit an official copy of those tests. The GMAT is not necessary if you are submitting a college transcript.
One online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf as part of your application. Application opens on January 2023.
Your application isn’t valid unless all required materials are submitted online.