Everyone deserves a shot at an education. Thanks to the generosity of charities, schools, nonprofit organizations, corporations and private donors, finding way to pay for school has never been easier. There are many scholarships and grants available for bipolar students. Bipolar disorder is a crippling illness that can get in the way of your day-to-day life, it can make going to school very difficult. Luckily, there are grants for bipolar students to help them succeed and break any self-destructive patterns.

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship

The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship is offered to a psychologically handicapped student by the The Center for Reintegration. To qualify, you must be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia or schizophreniform, be actively seeking treatment for your illness and write an essay detailing the hardships you've had to overcome due to your illness. The award amount is $1,500.

The Center for Reintegration, Inc. 350A West 49th St. New York, NY 10019 212-957-9050 reintegration.com

Pilot International Foundation Scholarship Program

The Pilot International Foundation Scholarship Program is offered to students by the Pilot International Foundation. To qualify, students must have a brain-related disorder, be academically accomplished, possess thoughtful and realistic educational and career goals and intend on working in a brain or rehabilitation=related field upon graduation. The award amount is $1,000.

Pilot International 102 Preston Court Macon, GA 31210 478-477-1208 pilotinternational.org

Charles A. Olayinka Memorial Scholarship

The Charles A. Olayinka Memorial Scholarship is offered to a college student living with bipolar disorder. To qualify, you must be under the care of a qualified psychiatrist and write a thoughtful and reflective essay. The essay should cover any hardships you've faced due to your illness, ways in which you have tried to improve your situation and ways to combat the negative stereotypes people with bipolar disorder face. The award amount is $1,000.

Charles A. Olayinka Memorial Scholarship peacecharlie.com

Bipolar Lives Scholarship

The Bipolar Lives Scholarship is offered by the website bipolar-lives.com to a deserving student suffering from bipolar disorder. To qualify, you must be 21 or older, be attending a college in the United States and write an essay about bipolar disorder. You can write a personal essay or a research paper on a topic related to the treatment of bipolar disorder. The award amount is $750.

Bipolar Lives Scholarship bipolar-lives.com