Blind Scholarships

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

Blind Artisans of Vermont, Inc.

Giving scholarships for the legally blind in Vermont. Initial approach: Letter or proposal Deadline(s): None Limited to residents of Vermont.

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.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both the Spring & Fall Semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree. Applicant Essay Topics Please choose one of the three topics provided for your essay. Essay must be between 500 and 1000 words. Describe a time in your life when you have overcome your disability to do something extraordinary. Describe how your college degree will contribute to your short and long term life goals. Discuss how your disability has made you unique. Applicant Requirements Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Applicants must submit an official high school transcript. How to Apply To apply for the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, please fill out the online application.

The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program

Awarding three (3) students an individual prize of $3,000., this competitive scholarship is available to full-time college students with low vision, chosen from among those who meet the visual acuity and academic guidelines. Guidelines and the on-line application are available on the web site from January 1st, to 11:59 pm EST March 1st each year. The application must be completed online, and all supporting documentation submitted electronically. Semi-finalists will be selected to participate in a telephone interview with committee members. Winners will be notified in late spring. Winners are expected to attend our annual meeting, which is held in conjunction with the American Council of the Blind Conference & Convention and generally takes place the first or second week in July.

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