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.

ASIST – Columbus Scholarship
Sponsor: Executive Women International – Columbus
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 22, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female incoming and current non-traditional students in Central Ohio. Special consideration will be given to students with financial need, socially, physically and economically challenged adults, and preference is given to those with children residing in the home.

disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: disABLEDperson, Inc.
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 23, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students with disabilities who are enrolled in a two or four-year college or university in the United States. Student must submit an essay on the topic of the Social Security Disability Income Program.

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.

Maximum Independence Scholarship
Sponsor: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Oklahoma & North Texas, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors within the Goodwill Industries of Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas, Inc. service area. Applicant must have a documented 15 hours of community service during senior year of high school and have a documented disability or a demonstrated financial need.

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.

AFB Scholarship
Sponsor: American Foundation for the Blind
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are legally blind. Applicant must be studying computer science, engineering, life sciences, Music, or a field related to the rehabilitation or education of personals who are blind or visually impaired.

Anne Lowe Scholarship
Sponsor: Christian Record Services for the Blind
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
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.

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