Sometimes rehabilitation means continuing education or returning to school to learn a new profession. Some scholarship programs exist for dialysis patients, transplant recipients and their families. Some dialysis corporations offer scholarships for patients. Check Google using the search words “dialysis scholarship.” Check with local colleges for assistance in identifying grants and financial aid for minorities, people with disabilities, and special fields of study. For those receiving SSI/SSDI, work incentives programs or Department of Vocational Rehabilitation can potentially offset tuition. Check each website for qualification and deadlines.
American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
Kidney & Urology Foundation
Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)
NeedyMeds.org provides a database of scholarships
The Department of Education has information to find scholarships and grants
Pell Grants and other Federal financial help
Life Options booklet "Employment: A Kidney Patient's Guide to Working and Paying for Treatment" a whole section provided on furthering education
University/Education Disability Resources provides many links to resources for financial aid and education resources
FinAid! Information about Scholarships and Fellowships for Students with Disabilities
Career One Stop provides patients who are students with a scholarship search link, information about financial aid advisors, and discusses the benefits of having an education.