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American Council of the Blind (ACB) - The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately 20 scholarships to vocational, undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind and are involved in their school and local community.
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.
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.
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 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:
Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc. - The Lavelle Fund for the Blind offers the the Brother James P. Kearney Scholarship Program for the Blind, which aims to help make quality undergraduate and graduate education affordable for U.S. residents who are legally blind, financially needy, and attending any of 11 selected private colleges and universities in New York State and Northeastern New Jersey. Scholarships are awarded on a last-dollar-of-need basis as determined by the college's Financial Aid office, at a rate of up to $15,000/student per academic year for up to four years.
Learning Ally - Learning Ally offers the Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards (SAA) for college seniors and graduate students who are blind or visually impaired and the Marion Huber Learning Through Listening (LTL) Awards for high school seniors who are learning disabled.
Lighthouse Guild - The Lighthouse Guild offers scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are legally blind. For applications or additional information, contact:
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) - The National Federation of the Blind offers 30 scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000.
VSA (Very Special Arts) - Each year, a select number of outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25, from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award. These emerging musicians win a $2,500 prize, professional development experiences, and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Fordham University Law School - Fordham University Law School offers the Amy Reiss Endowed Scholarship to students who are physically disabled and are interested in pursuing a J.D. degree from Fordham Law School.
Western Michigan University - For many years, the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michigan University has received federal and other grants to provide student financial support. A number of scholarships and graduate assistantships are also available through other sources. Some type of financial support is available at most times to students. However, specific levels of support vary depending on grant cycles and other factors.