Visual Impairment Scholarships

Scholarships open to students with visual impairments.

Brother James Kearney Scholarship Program for the Blind
Sponsor: Lavelle Fund For the Blind, Inc.
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: No Deadline
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are either legally blind or so severely visually impaired that a Lavelle-sponsored vision assessment expert confirms that the student would need special support services to succeed in college. Applicant must be studying at one of 11 participating colleges in the New York City area.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Sponsor: Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with acceptance to an accredited school and current undergraduate students in the United States. Applicant must have a disability and a minimum GPA of 2.8.

DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities
Sponsor: Disability Credit Canada
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be enrolled in a full-time program of study in field of study in health care, criminal justice or community & social services at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Applicant must have a documented disability.

USABA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: United States Association of Blind Athletes
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or enrolling in a two-year or four-year college, university or technical school as a full-time student. Applicant must be a USABA member and legally blind. The scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female athlete.

Beat the Odds Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Stand For Children | Oregon
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors enrolled in an Oregon public high school who will graduate in Summer 2020. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have succeeded in spite of hardships such poverty, disability, homeless, or personal tragedy.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
Sponsor: American Association on Health and Disability
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are enrolled full-time and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.

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