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Here are some of the Blind scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Delta Gamma Foundation Memorial Scholarship

Offered to a legally blind junior, senior, or graduate student, of good character, have exhibited academic excellence, and are studying in the field of rehabilitation and/or education of persons who are visually impaired or blind. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen and submit: 1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A typewritten of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.

Ferdinand Torres AFB Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time post-secondary student who is legally blind and who presents evidence of economic need. To be eligible, the applicant must reside in the United States but need not be a citizen of the United States. Preference will be given to applicants residing in the New York City metropolitan area and new immigrants to the United States. Applicants must submit: 1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance into a full-time post-secondary program 4. Evidence of economic need 5. Three letters of recommendation 6. Proof of residency (e.g., telephone bill, lease, utility bill) 7. A Typewritten statement of three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extracurricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used. New immigrants, please include a description of your country of origin and the reason for coming to the United States.

Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Provided to a WOMAN who is legally blind, studying religious or classical music at the college level. To be eligible the applicant must be a United States citizen, and submit: 1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A sample performance tape of voice or instrumental selection (not to exceed 30 minutes) 6. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.

Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship

Provided to a full-time graduate student who is legally blind and who presents evidence of economic need. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen and submit: 1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance into a full-time graduate program 4. Evidence of economic need 5. Three letters of recommendation 6. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.

R.L. Gillette Scholarship

Offered to WOMEN who are legally blind and enrolled in a four-year undergraduate degree program in literature or music. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen, and submit: 1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A sample performance tape (not to exceed 30 minutes) or a creative writing sample 6. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.

Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship

Provided to graduate and undergraduate students who are legally blind and studying in the field of rehabilitation and/or education of persons who are visually impaired or blind and who can additionally submit evidence of economic need. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen studying in the U.S and submit: 1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance in an accredited graduate or undergraduate training program within the field of rehabilitation and/or education of persons who are blind or visually impaired. 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used. Four scholarships of $2,500 each 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. Check website for changes in application deadline.

Frank Walton Horn Memorial Scholarship

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Preference will be given to those studying architecture or engineering. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

Howard Brown Rickard Scholarship

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. The winner must be studying or planning to study in the fields of law, medicine, engineering, architecture or the natural sciences. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

Kenneth Jerrigan Scholarship

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

Melva T. Owen Memorial Scholarship

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. There are no limitations as to the field of study, except that it shall be directed towards attaining financial independence and shall exclude religion and those seeking only to further general or cultural education. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarships

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. One award will be given to a person working full-time who is attending or planning to attend a part-time course of study which will result in a new degree and broader opportunities in present or future work if a suitable candidate applies. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

Hermione Grant Calhoun Scholarship

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. The winner must be a woman. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

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