Scholarships for Legally Blind Students

While there are thousands of scholarships available to students based on course of study, academic achievement and ethnicity, there are also many awards offered to students with disabilities. For those who are legally blind, scholarships are offered mainly by associations such as the National Federation for the Blind (NFB), American Council of the Blind (ACB), American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Association of Blind Citizens and Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER). In addition to supplying proof of vision status, candidates for these awards must meet other eligibility requirements including letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal essay and a specific GPA, usually at least a 3.0. The AER requires that students study for a career in which they would supply services to visually-impaired or blind individuals. Scholarships range from $1,000 - $4,000. Other awards are available from nonprofit organizations and privately-funded memorial scholarships. In addition, some colleges and universities fund scholarships for legally blind students. Find more details about scholarships for the legally blind by referring to the list below.

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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Blind or Deaf Beneficiary Grant Program Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Deaf|
  • Residence: Live in |Pennsylvania|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
Debbie Van Cleave Scholarship East Tennessee Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private| in |Greene, TN|
  • Residence: Live in |Anderson, TN|Johnson, TN|Knox, TN|Blount, TN|Campbell, TN|Claiborne, TN|Cocke, TN|Grainger, TN|Hamblen, TN|Jefferson, TN|Loudon, TN|Mcminn, TN|Monroe, TN|Morgan, TN|Roane, TN|Scott, TN|Sevier, TN|Union, TN|Carter, TN|Hancock, TN|Hawkins, TN|Sullivan, TN|Unicoi, TN|Washington, TN|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
The Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Computer Science|Physical Sciences|Life Sciences|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
The Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 2,500
  • 4 awards
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Major: Study |Education|Blind Teaching|Rehabilitation|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
The Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Major: Study |Classical Music|Religious Music|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
The R.L. Gillette Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|
  • Major: Study |Music|Literature|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|
  • School (College): |North Carolina|Post-secondary School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|
  • Residence: Live in |Alabama|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school graduate|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000 - 4,000
  • 20 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|Community Activities|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|College freshman|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Major: Study |Education|Blind Teaching|Rehabilitation|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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