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.

Disability Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university. Applicant must have a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 30, 2020
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, DACA students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Hartsoe Law Firm Law School Scholarship
Sponsor: Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are attending an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States. Undergraduates must be interested in pursuing a law school education. Preference will be given to (a) students who have held various jobs to help support themselves through school, (b) students who have overcome personal adversity, or (c) are concerned about the rancorous tenor prevalent in American politics.

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Award
Sponsor: Learning Ally
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Learning Ally members who are completing undergraduate or graduate degrees and are blind or visually impaired.

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