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.

We Are Able: Make a Sign Highlighting Your Best Ability to Reduce Stigma Around Disability!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Students with disabilities are 2 to 3 times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers. A good way to reduce stigma around disability is giving people with and without a disability a chance to talk about what they are good at. So make a sign that says, “My best ability is _________,” fill in the blank, and challenge friends to do the same. Unlimited entries.

ACB Scholarships
Sponsor: American Council of the Blind (ACB)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
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.

ADA Central Annual College Scholarship
Sponsor: ADA Central Signs
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay about their experience with, or what the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) means to them.

Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
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.

Joe Cleres Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: New Outlook Pioneers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are physically or intellectually challenged.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
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.

Elastic Band Co. Scholarship
Sponsor: Elastic Band Co.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
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.

Lighthouse Guild Scholarship
Sponsor: Lighthouse Guild
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
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, 2018
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 postsecondary course of study in the 2018 academic year.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2018
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.

Anne Lowe Scholarship
Sponsor: Christian Record Services for the Blind
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student with at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicant must be legally blind.

Swim with Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship
Sponsor: Swim with Mike
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to athletes who participated in organized competitive youth, high school or collegiate athletics and subsequently have sustained a life changing accident or illness (e.g. paralysis, blindness, cancer, amputation, head injuries).

Rehabmart.com Scholarship
Sponsor: RehabMart.com
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with disabilities, health science students, or anyone majoring in special needs education.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 10, 2018
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.

Swope, Rodante P.A. Scholarship for Philanthropic Efforts
Sponsor: Swope, Rodante P.A.
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are seeking an undergraduate or or advanced degree at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on how their field of study will positively impact the lives of people with a disability and a personal statement on how and why they choose to give back to the community.

Bottar Leone Scholarship
Sponsor: Bottar Leone Attorneys
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school graduates who are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university or community college in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have a documented physical or learning disability (students with ADD/ADHD alone are not eligible) and have demonstrated financial need.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Sponsor: Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
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.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
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.

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