Scholarship for people with disabilities

For many people, education is a crucial factor in obtaining meaningful employment and personal satisfaction. The Scholarship for People with Disabilities provides financial assistance so that students with disabilities can increase their career options and enrich their lives through education and training.

The Scholarship for People with Disabilities program is administered by Courage Center through a Scholarship Committee. Funds are made available through the private donation of Melvin and Sally Mooty. Scholarships will not exceed $1,000. The scholarship monies are to fund tuition, books and supplies.

The program is intended to assist people who have a sensory impairment or physical disability who want to pursue educational goals or gain technical expertise beyond high school. Applicants will need to identify how a scholarship will support their educational aspirations and career goals. Selection emphasis is placed on the applicants’ intentions and achievements rather than solely on his/her graduation ranking.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Minnesota resident or participant in Courage Center services
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student or in a technical college
  • Attend an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated ability to be an achiever
  • Demonstrated financial need and merit
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Create a “Statement of Intention” essay
  • Carry a minimum of full-time credits
  • Provide periodic progress updates
  • Personal interview is required of all finalists