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Main Campus Student Resources

The following is a partial list of additional campus resources. 


Student Scholarship Opportunities

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The following scholarship opportunities are specifically for students with disabilities.


AHEAD in Virginia 2023 Scholarship Information

Application information: Application Opens: February 13, 2023. March 20, 2023, 5:00 p.m.  - deadline for submission of Application, Transcript, and Personal Statement

AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) in Virginia The AHEAD in Virginia Scholarship is provided to acknowledge and support students with disabilities who are striving to earn a degree, overcoming challenges and serving their community.


  • Enrolled in an accredited Virginia Institution of Higher Education at the time of application

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED

  • Enrolled in a Certificate/Associate, Undergraduate or Graduate degree-seeking program of study

  • Enrolled in at least three (3) credit hours for both Fall and Spring of the competition year

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

  • The student must be formally registered with their college or university disability office. The student is not required to be actively using services during the semester of application for scholarship.

  • The institution where the student is enrolled must have at least one current member of AHEAD in Virginia for the competition year. 

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National Federation of the Blind of Virginia Scholarship Program

Application information: Application Opens: December 1, 2023. Deadline: Midnight, eastern, March 31, 2024

National Scholarships:

The National Federation of the Blind offers scholarships to persons who are legally blind and living in the United States or Puerto Rico. Thirty (30) merit scholarships of $8,000 will be awarded based on academic achievement, community engagement, and leadership potential. All documents required from the applicants must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on March 31st of every year. 


  • Must be legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.
  • Must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
  • Must be 18 years of age by July 3, 2024.
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution in the fall of the year of application (one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time).
  • Must participate in person in the entire NFB National Convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities (finalists will receive assistance to attend the national convention).

For more information regarding eligibility, we strongly encourage you to review our scholarship program FAQs.

State Scholarships:

Each year at its state convention, the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia gives scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. Scholarships are awarded in the fall at the state convention. Learn more about the program.

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Application Due: TBD

Description: A $500 award will be given twice annually to full-time students with physical disabilities.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students. 

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SERTOMA: Communicative Disorders Scholarship                         

Application Due: March 31, 2024                                              

Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.


  • Must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT & PTA of 40dB or greater in both ears
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States – graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale
    • High School senior – Cumulative GPA is for grades 9-11 and first semester for grade 12
    • College freshman – Cumulative GPA is all of high school and first semester of college
    • College sophomore or higher – Cumulative GPA for all college-level semesters completed
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Lighthouse Guild Scholarship                                                                   

Application Due: March 31, 2024                                                

Description: The Guild Sholar Program awards scholarships of up to $10,000 each to students who are legally blind.   

Eligibility: Incoming college students are eligible.

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American Foundation for the Blind Scholarship

Application Due: February 14, 2024

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and American Council of the Blind (ACB) have partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or attending university as an entering freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part-time), and be involved in their school/local community.

Applications for the upcoming school year can be submitted online from Nov 1-February 14 annually.

All interested candidates must register for a new American Council of the Blind (ACB) account prior to submitting a scholarship application online. Visit to start the registration process

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students. 

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Nicholas J. Deleonardis Scholarship American Sign Language Project

Application Due: July 1, 2024

Amound of award: $5,000

The goal of the Nicholas J. Deleonardis Scholarship is to encourage full-time college students to engage in research leading to noninvasive technologies that will improve communication between Deaf and hearing people.To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or full-time graduate student at an accredited four-year university or college in the United States.
  • Have permanent U.S. residency
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
  • Complete the entire application packet
  • Propose a research project involving non-invasive technology that will improve communication between Deaf and hearing people. The project will be completed by the applicant as a part of the program requirements.
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Hemophilia Federation of American Educational Scholarship

Application Due: April 28, 2024

Description: Two educational scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each to students with a bleeding disorder.

Two (2) educational scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each to students with a bleeding disorder.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A person with a bleeding disorder
  • Must be pursuing a degree at a college, university or trade school
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Joseph Morelli Scholarship

Application Due:  February 25, 2024

Description: Scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $500 to $2500


  • Applicants must be either a high school student or a post-high school student, who will be attending an accredited undergraduate school, technical school, or community college in the United States. 

    Applicants must be pursuing a degree in STEM field (science, technology, engineering, math)

    Applicants must have a demonstrated learning challenge (disability) of dyslexia or similar reading and/or language-based disability .

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The Teresa Haven Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Application Due: March 31, 2024

Description: Teresa Haven repeatedly demonstrated her strong knowledge of accessibility in the technology environment as she continually worked towards creating a more accessible digital world. Her involvement in ATHEN (Assistive Technology in Higher Education Network) is only one example of Teresa’s commitment for equity and inclusivity.  

The scholarship award amount is for $1,000.00 and will be payable via check to the award recipient.


  • Enrollment in a post-secondary institution in the United States during the award period or evidence of acceptance to a postsecondary institution in the United States immediately following the award period (i.e. award granted in May, student must be accepted to a postsecondary institution for Fall semester of that same year.)
  • Must be a student with a disability
  • Registration for a minimum of six (6) credit hours per quarter/semester
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Nomination by an ATHEN or AHEAD member. CAS is a member of ATHEN and AHEAD. A CAS staff member will be happy to meet with you to discuss this scholarship opportunity. 

The Selection Committee will make award decisions based on the following selection criteria:

  • Disability-related leadership and service
  • Academic achievement
  • Well-articulated goals
  • Two letters of support (one from the nominating ATHEN member and one from another person)
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The Google Lime Scholarship

Application Due: Late April, 2023

Description: Google partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science.

The scholarship award amount is for $10,000.00.


  • Have, or consider themselves to have, a visible or invisible disability (see Lime Connect’s approach to disability here)
  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Plan to enroll as a full-time student at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • Maintain a strong academic performance
  • Be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for computer science and technology

The Selection Committee will make award decisions based on the following selection criteria:

  • Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.
  • For questions, email
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Cochlear Scholarships

Application Due: Scholarship applications will open approximately March 31st of each year. Completed applications must be submitted online by September 30th of each year.

Description: Cochlear offers scholarships to students who are recipients of Cochlear implants including the Cochlear Nucleus, Baha, or Osia. The Graeme Clark Scholarship is offered to Cochlear Nucleus implant recipients. The Anders Tjellstrom Scholarship is offered to Baha and Osia implant recipients. The Cochlear Vocational Scholarship is offered to recipients of any Cochlear device that enrolled in a technical, vocational, or trade school. 

All scholarships are worth $2,000 per year. 


  • Scholarship applicants must be a Cochlear Nucleus, Baha, or Osia recipient
  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada
  • Available to graduated high school seniors, and undergraduate or graduate students that have applied to or will be enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Scholarship applicants must receive a 3.0 GPA (unweighted) or above, from their current academic institution, to apply for and maintain the scholarship
  • Cochlear employees or their family members are not eligible to apply
  • Each winner can only receive the scholarship one time
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Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation Scholarship

Application Due: Applications are open early January - late May

Description: This foundation provides college scholarships to Americans with hearing loss to promote equal chances in a hearing society. Undergraduate students with significant bilateral hearing loss are encouraged to apply. 

All scholarships provide approximately $3,800 per recipient for yearly tuition.


  • Recipients must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

  • Recipients must have significant bilateral hearing loss. We require at least a 50 dB unaided hearing loss in both ears (or cochlear implant(s)), and we accept applicants who have a cochlear implant on an equal basis as those without an implant.

  • Recipients must be undergraduates attending an accredited non-profit college physically located in the United States. The Foundation will not consider applications for graduate or high school tuition.

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On Campus Resources

Below is a list of main campus resources available to Radford students. 

Career and Talent Development
Young Hall, 415B

First-Gen Center
Hurlburt Student Center, Suite 115

Harvey Center for Learning and Writing
McConnell Library, 4th Floor

Highlander Success Center
Radford Campus - Young Hall 3rd and 4th Floors

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (RUSLHC)
Waldron Hall, First Floor

Student Counseling Services
Davis Hall, Lower Level


Student Health Services
Moffett Hall, Ground Floor

Student Involvement
Bonnie Hurlburt Student center, Room 226
Phone: 540-831-5332

Student Recreation & Wellness
200 Jefferson St, Suite 205
Phone: 540-831-7164

Main Campus Parking Services Information

Below is basic information about parking assistance for a person with a disability. If you are an RUC student with questions regarding parking, please contact Student Affairs at RUC.

  • Students, faculty, and staff must have a parking pass through the university, even if they have an accessible parking placard from the DMV. 
  • Visitors or passengers do not need to have a parking pass and can park anywhere with an accessible parking space.

Permanent Accessible Parking  

Temporary Accessible Parking (less than six weeks)

  • Please contact Parking and Transportation to obtain a Radford University Temporary Accessibility Parking Permit at 540-831-6361 or visit 152 Heth Hall. Employees and students must have already purchased a valid Radford University parking permit and submitted valid medical documentation.
  • If you are an RUC student please contact the RUC Student Affairs office at RUC campus.


Psychoeducational Testing Sites

Psycoeducational testing takes time (4-6 weeks), including the time necessary for the medical professional to complete the evaluation. CAS is not recommending specific testing sites. 


On Campus Testing Site


Center for Assessment & Psychological Services (CAPS)

5201 Hemphill Hall

  • LD Evaluations
  • ADHD Evaluations
  • Full Battery Testing
  • Psycho-Educational Reports
  • Comprehensive Assessment: $350-600 (range)
  • Intervention/Therapy Session: $10-90
  • Does not accept third party insurance.



Off Campus Testing Sites


Counseling & Psychological Services of the Cooper House
305 Washington St. Blacksburg   

Counseling Associates of SWVA, Inc
200 Professional Park Dr., Suite 1, Blacksburg 

Psychological Services Center (Virginia Tech)
3110 Prices Ford Rd., Blacksburg 

The Cascade Group
200 Professional Park Dr. Suite 4, Blacksburg 

Developmental Assessment Center
3812 Concord Place Suite C, Roanoke 





Mobility Equipment Resources

Neither CAS, nor Radford University, provides personal mobility devices for temporary or permanent disabilities (wheelchairs, scooters). Individuals needing a mobility device should contact a care provider (PCP, Physical Therapist) for a referral. Additionally, we cannot give preference to a particular vendor.

Examples of mobility equipment include crutches, wheelchair, scooter/power chair, canes and walkers. Have a question about which mobility equipment is right for you? Be sure to ask a doctor's office, insurance, physical therapist or a friend.

Local Wheelchair Rental

  • Advanced Home Care Services
    707 Randolph Street,
    Radford, VA 24141

    48 W Main Street
    Christiansburg, VA 24703
  • Lincare Medical Supply
    1095 Radford Street
    Christiansburg, VA 24073
  • Rotech Healthcare
    1506 N. Franklin Street
    Christiansburg, VA 24073
    Available Equipment: Wheelchair Rental – Weekly/Monthly

Crutches Purchase

  • Walmart  (540) 731-3378
    7373 Peppers Ferry Blvd, Radford VA 24141
  • CVS  (540) 731-9533
    31 W Main St, Radford VA 24141
  • Walgreens  (540) 381-9374
    2460 N Franklin St, Christiansburg VA 24073

Scooter/Power Chair

Hoveround 1-800-542-7236 

Disability Resources

The following contains a list of disability related resources as well as national and state agencies. 


Blind/Vision Impaired

Deaf/Hard of Hearing


Learning Disability



    RUC Student Resources

    Are you an RUC student? Check out the RUC student Resources  and other RUC student information available under the CAS RUC Students tab located on the main left-hand side menu.