Scholarships for the Visually Impaired

If you’re a current or future college student who’s visually impaired, you may be eligible for a number of scholarships. Some scholarships for visually impaired students are available to students in every state, while others are only available to students in certain states and regions. The organizations that provide scholarships for the visually impaired include the National Federation of the Blind, the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International, the American Council of the Blind, Lighthouse International and others. Additionally, some scholarships are also offered by individual universities, such as those funded by George Mason University and George Washington University. In order to apply, students may need to write an essay, provide medical documentation of their visual impairment, meet a minimum GPA or submit letters of recommendation. If you’d like to find out more about scholarships for the visually impaired, keep reading below.

Showing 1-11 of 11 scholarships
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  • 1,500 - 3,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Visual Impairment|
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The American Council of the Blind is awarded to visually impaired students
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Language-related learning differences|Dyslexia|Written Expression|Reading Comprehension|Word Recognition|Sequencing|Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)|Visual Impairment|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The scholarship was established to support high school senior with language-related learning differences who are planning to enter a formal degree program.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details The Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate student who is legally blind or visually impaired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens, and should provide proof of legal blindness.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • April 2018
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|
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The scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical, or life sciences. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens, and should provide proof of legal blindness.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 2,500
  • 4 awards
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Major: Study |Education|Blind Teaching|Rehabilitation|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
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Offered by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the scholarship is given to undergraduates or graduates who are studying full-time in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind and/or visually impaired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens, and should provide proof of legal blindness.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Major: Study |Classical Music|Religious Music|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
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Offered by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the scholarship is given to female undergraduate or graduate student studying classical or religious music. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens, and should provide proof of legal blindness.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details James C. Basile Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Disabled|Visual Impairment|
  • Employer: |Firefighter|Law Enforcement Officer|
  • Residence: Live in |California|Ventura, CA|Moorpark, CA|Simi Valley, CA|
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The James C. Basile Scholarship Fund is established by James C. Basile on May 18, 1999. Applicant must be Ventura County resident, who has graduated from or will graduate from any high school in Ventura County. Must be enrolled or will enroll in a public college or university in the state of California.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Autism|Asperger Syndrome|Visual Impairment|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Mesquite Independent School District, TX|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|Technical School|
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This scholarship was established in 2009 and named after Joe Hornsby III who believed in education and supported students in local schools and encouraged them to obtain a higher education. This opportunity is open to graduating seniors of a high school in Mesquite Independent School District who are planning to attend or enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical training program. Priority will be given to students with special needs, visual impairment, physical disabilities, autism or Asperger syndrome.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Legally Blind|Visual Impairment|
  • Major: Study |Education|Blind Teaching|Rehabilitation|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Naturalized U.S. Citizen|
background
Offered by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the scholarship is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind or visually impaired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens, and should provide proof of legal blindness.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Lawton Noon Lions Club Scholarship Fund Oklahoma City Community Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Visual Impairment|
  • School (College): Attend |Cameron University (OK)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College|
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The Lawton Noon Lions Club Scholarship Fund was established to provide a four-year, $1,500 per year scholarship for a student attending Cameron University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Wooster Noon Lions Club Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Visual Impairment|
  • School (K-12): |Wooster High School, Wooster, OH|
  • Residence: Live in |Wooster, OH|
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The Wooster Noon Lions Club Scholarship was established to benefit postsecondary students based on financial need, field of study, and available funds. Applicants must: be visually impaired students; have visually handicapped parents with limited means; be students with limited means who are in a field of study for sight treatment such as ophthalmology, optometry, or nurses and technicians in the field; be students of limited means who embark on a field of study related to education of the visually handicapped and be other students of limited means.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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