Scholarships for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Organizations Offering Scholarships

American Council of the Blind (ACB)

The American Council of the Blind offers scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are blind. For applications or additional information contact:

American Council of the Blind (ACB)

Scholarship Office

1155 15th Street N.W., Suite 720

Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: 800-424-8666

Web site: http://www.acb.org

American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind administers a scholarship program for deserving students. Each year individuals who are blind or visually impaired can apply for financial awards to support their post-secondary education. For applications or additional information contact:

American Foundation for the Blind

Information Center

11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300

New York, NY 10001

Telephone: 212-502-7661

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/scholarships.asp

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired offers the Ferrell Scholarship to students who are legally blind and are preparing for a career in the education or rehabilitation of blind or visually impaired children or adults. For an application or additional information contact:

AER Ferrell Scholarship Fund

4600 Duke Street, Suite 430

Alexandria, VA 22397

Telephone: 703-823-9690

Web site: http://www.aerbvi.org

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)

The Blinded Veterans Association offers scholarships to dependent children and spouses of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are blind (either service or nonservice connected.) Veterans need not be members of the Blinded Veterans Association. For applications or additional information contact:

The Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program

Blinded Veterans Association

477 H Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20001-2694

Telephone: 202-371-8880

Web site: http://www.bva.org

The Christian Record Services

The Christian Record Services offers scholarships in all areas of study to undergraduate students who are legally blind. For applications or additional information contact:

Christian Record Services

4444 South 52nd Street

Lincoln, NE 68516

Telephone: 402-488-0981

Web site: http://www.christianrecord.org

The Jewish Braille Institute of America, Inc.

The Jewish Braille Institute of America, Inc., offers scholarships to students who are blind or visually impaired and plan to study Judaica. For applications or additional information contact:

The Jewish Braille Institute of America, Inc.

110 East 30th Street

New York, NY 10016

Telephone: 212-889-2525

Web site: http://www.jbilibrary.org

Jewish Guild for the Blind

The Jewish Guild for the Blind offers scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are legally blind. For applications or additional information contact:

The Jewish Guild for the Blind

15 West 65th Street

New York, NY 10023

Telephone: 212-769-7801

Web site: http://www.jgb.org

Lighthouse International

Lighthouse International offers scholarships to students who are legally blind and residents of the eastern region of the United States. Scholarships are available for academic programs leading to undergraduate or graduate degrees or for vocational programs leading to career changes. For applications or additional information contact:

Lighthouse International

Lighthouse International Scholarship and Career Awards

111 East 59th Street

New York, NY 10022

Telephone: 212-821-9428

Web site: http://www.lighthouse.org

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

The National Federation of the Blind offers a broad range of scholarships. Applications for scholarships will be accepted from July 1 through March 31 of each year. For applications or additional information contact:

NFB Scholarships Committee

805 Fifth Avenue

Grinnell, IA 50112

Telephone: 515-236-3366

Web site: http://www.nfb.org

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation offers scholarships to disabled students. Scholarships are awarded to New Hampshire residents only. For applications or additional information contact:

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

37 Pleasant Street

Concord, NH 03301-4005

Telephone: 603-225-6641

Web site: http://www.nhcf.org

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic offers scholastic achievement scholarships to students who have been enrolled in the recording for the blind program for one year prior to application. For applications or additional information contact:

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (Now called Learning Ally; learningally.com)

Scholarship Office

20 Roszel Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Telephone: 609-452-0606

Web site: http://wwww.rfbd.org

VSA (Very Special Arts)

VSA offers the Panasonic Young Soloists Award to disabled individuals who are twenty-five years of age and younger and are instrumentalists or vocalists that perform as soloists. For an application or additional information contact:

VSA

1300 Connecticut Avenue N.W.

Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: 800-933-8721

Web site: http://www.vsarts.org

 

United States Department of Education

The United States Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid offers two free cassette recordings with information on post-secondary student financial aid for students with visual impairments. To receive these cassettes contact:

Federal Student Aid Information Center

P.O. Box 84

Washington, DC 20044

Telephone: 800-433-3243

Web site: www.ed.gov