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.

ACB Scholarships
Sponsor: American Council of the Blind (ACB)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Applicant must be a legally blind student who is a graduating high school senior enrolling in higher education in the fall, or a current undergraduate, graduate or vocational student.

Kim and Harold Louis Family Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and individuals entering their freshman year of college during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service. Special consideration will be noted for applicants who have parents who are U.S. veterans or currently in the U.S. military, students with financial need, first generation college students, and students with a documented significant disability.

Microsoft disAbility Scholarship
Sponsor: Microsoft
Amount: $5,000 per year, up to $20,000 total
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors living with a disAbility who plan to attend an undergraduate program following graduating. Applicant must plan to declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field.

Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate studies with at least a 3.2 GPA who have low vision.

Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Ocean State Center for Independent Living
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current students who are Rhode Island residents with a significant disability.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality, and other non-visible differences.

Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Accessibility Professionals Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and residents of the U.S. who are current students in good standing at a U.S. institution of higher education with an accredited degree program in architecture, civil engineering, interior design, or other degree programs closely related to accessibility/universal design.

Lighthouse Guild Scholarship
Sponsor: Lighthouse Guild
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and students pursing a graduate degree who are legally blind.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are legally blind in both eyes and reside in the United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. Applicant must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post secondary course of study in the 2019 academic year.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 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.

Incight Scholarship
Sponsor: Incight
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school students and current college students who will be enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must be a resident of Washington, Oregon, or California and have any documented disability as defined by the ADA, DSM-V, IDEA, or other governing body.

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Sponsor: Elastic Band Co.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school students and current college students who are a member of a minority group that is underrepresented in the fields of fashion and/or entrepreneurship (I.e. African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander) OR have a documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicant must be planning to pursue a career in fashion and/or entrepreneurship.

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.

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