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Visually Impaired Scholarships

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

Paul W. Ruckes Scholarship

The Paul W. Ruckes Scholarship provides one (1) grant of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student who is blind or visually impaired pursuing a degree in engineering, computer, physical, or life sciences. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen and submit: 1. Written documentation of a visual impairment from an ophtalmologist or optometrist. Applicant need not be legally blind. 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 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.

Braille Endowed Scholarship

Provides assistance to full-time students who are visually impaired and have a minimum GPA of 2.500. Financial need will also be a consideration. Awarded by the Student Development office.

Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

The $5,000 award provides assistance for full-time students at any CSU campus who are declared visually impaired. CSU undergraduates or graduate students in any major field are eligible with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. The Financial Aid office on each campus selects the recipients.

Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship

Six $4,000 scholarships are available to help meet the financial needs of students, particularly those with visual and physical impairments. Eligibility is limited to students attending CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles and CSU Northridge.

Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

The $5,000 award provides assistance for full-time students at any CSU campus who are declared visually impaired. CSU undergraduates or graduate students in any major field are eligible with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. The Financial Aid office on each campus selects the recipients. Applications are available in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office in January of each year.

Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

Criteria: 1. Must be visually impaired. 2. Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA. 3. Must be a graduate or undergraduate student. 4. Must be a full-time student. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should pick up an application form from the Center for Scholarship Information ((562) 985-2549; mailto:scholarships@csulb.edu; USU-108).

Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship

Criteria: 1. This scholarship is open to most students, however, first consideration is given to visually impaired students with second consideration given to students with other physical impairments. 2. Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA. 3. Must be a full-time student. 4. Must be an undergraduate student. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship may pick up an application form from the Center for Scholarship Information ((562) 985-2549; mailto:scholarships@csulb.edu; USU-108).

Undergraduate Award II

* Students pursuing an undergraduate degree after an absence of ten years or more from high school or an accredited program may apply at any time immediately prior to, or during, their course of study. * Applicants must be legally blind, registered with their State Commission for the Blind and U.S. citizens. Awards are based on scholastic and other achievements. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need. * Applicants must reside and attend school in the Northeast (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New England states.) * Candidates are judged by a committee, consisting of representatives from the academic and business communities along with members of the Lighthouse Women's Committee. * Winning candidates must show evidence of enrollment ar acceptance in an appropriate degree or certificate program for the following academic year before receiving the award. *Previous winners (in any category) of the Lighthouse Career Incentive Awards are ineligible, as are current Lighthouse employees and members of their immediate families.

Undergraduate Award II

* Students pursuing an undergraduate degree after an absence of ten years or more from high school or an accredited program may apply at any time immediately prior to, or during, their course of study. * Applicants must be legally blind, registered with their State Commission for the Blind and U.S. citizens. Awards are based on scholastic and other achievements. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need. * Applicants must reside and attend school in the Northeast (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New England states.) * Candidates are judged by a committee, consisting of representatives from the academic and business communities along with members of the Lighthouse Women's Committee. * Winning candidates must show evidence of enrollment ar acceptance in an appropriate degree or certificate program for the following academic year before receiving the award. *Previous winners (in any category) of the Lighthouse Career Incentive Awards are ineligible, as are current Lighthouse employees and members of their immediate families.

College-Bound Award

* College-bound high school seniors or recent high school graduates now planning to begin college may apply. * Applicants must be legally blind, registered with their State Commission for the Blind and U.S. citizens. Awards are based on scholastic and other achievements. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need. * Applicants must reside and attend school in the Northeast (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New England states.) * Candidates are judged by a committee, consisting of representatives from the academic and business communities along with members of the Lighthouse Women's Committee. * Winning candidates must show evidence of enrollment ar acceptance in an appropriate degree or certificate program for the following academic year before receiving the award. *Previous winners (in any category) of the Lighthouse Career Incentive Awards are ineligible, as are current Lighthouse employees and members of their immediate families.

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