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					    Scholarships and Grants for Students who
          are Blind or Visually Impaired
American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
sponsors the largest scholarship granted in the United States to a
legally blind person. Named the Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship, it
honors the man who changed perceptions regarding the capabilities
of the blind in this country and throughout the world. The American
Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults awards scholarships to
deserving blind students each year, including one for $12,000. The
deadline for scholarship applications is March 31 of each year.

Anil Lewis
American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
1800 Johnson Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21230
Telephone: 404-371-1000
E-mail: actionfund@nfb.org
Website: http://www.actionfund.org/contactus.htm


American Council of the Blind (ACB)
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards
approximately twenty scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000
to $2,500 to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate and
graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA
and are involved in their school/local community.

Applications can now be submitted and all materials must be
received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time by February 28th.


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Scholarship monies will be awarded for the upcoming academic
year.

For applications or additional information contact:
American Council of the Blind (ACB) Scholarship Program
Attn: Dionne Matthews
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 800-424-8666
Web site: http://www.acb.org/scholarship


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, from $500 -
$1,500, to support their post-secondary education. For applications
or additional information contact:
Attn: Tara Annis
American Foundation for the Blind
Scholarship Committee
Information Center
1000 Fifth Ave., Suite 350
Huntington, WV 25701
Telephone: 304-523-8651 or 800-232-5463
Web Site: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?Documentid=2962


Association of Blind Citizens (ABC)
The Association of Blind Citizens will offer five thousand dollars in
college scholarships to legally blind individuals seeking a college

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degree. The Reggie Johnson Memorial Scholarship will be
valued at $2,000 and three $1,000 scholarships will be available.
Association of Blind Citizens
PO Box 246
Holbrook, MA 02343
Telephone: (781) 961-1023
Fax: (781) 961-0004
Email: scholarship@blindcitizens.org
http://www.blindcitizens.org/abc_scholarship.htm


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


Bank Of America Ada Abilities Scholarship Program
Applicants must maintain a permanent residence in states where
Bank of America has retail locations: Arizona, Arkansas, California,
Connecticut, District of Columbia, Metropolitan Washington DC,


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Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
Mexico, News York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Virginia, and Washington. Applicants must have a minimum
cumulative GPA of 2.5 on the most recent transcript and must
pursue a degree in Finance, Business or Computer Systems AND
plan on a career with a banking institution.

Bank Of America Ada Abilities Scholarship
P.O. Box 1465
Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: 864-268-3363
Email: allisonlee@bellsouth.net


The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)
The Blinded Veterans Association offers six $2000 scholarships to
dependent children and spouses of veterans of the United States
Armed Forces who are blind (either service or non-service
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
Email: bva@bva.org
Web site: http://www.bva.org



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Chairscholars Foundation Inc.
The National Program is available to students in any state and
provides fifteen to twenty deserving high school seniors or college
freshmen are taken yearly and are given $1,000-$5,000 per year for
tuition at any college or university of their choice.
ChairScholars Foundation
16101 Carencia Lane
Odessa, FL 33556-3278
Telephone: 813-926-0544 or 888-926-0544
Fax: 813-920-7661
Website: www.chairscholars.org
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually
Impaired
The Lighthouse offers The Mary Kathryn and Michael Panitch
Scholarship Program. Five or more scholarships ranging from $1,000
up to $5,000 will be awarded to individuals who are blind or visually
impaired. Students applying for these scholarships must have been
accepted to or be attending an accredited college or university
(undergraduate or graduate level program) or pursuing vocational
education and training options.

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or VI
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
1850 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Telephone: 312-666-1331
Fax: 312-243-8539
Email: scholarships@chicagolighthouse.org
Web site: http://www.thechicagolighthouse.org


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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
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI)
The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International offers two
scholarship programs.
The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program:
This competitive scholarship awards three (3) students an individual
prize of $3000 annually. Applicants must be full-time college
students with low vision, chosen from among those who meet the
visual acuity and academic guidelines.

Guidelines, Application and Certification of Low Vision forms and the
on-line application are available at
http://www.cclvi.org/scholarship.htm. The application must be
completed online. The required CCLVI Certification of Low Vision
form may be downloaded and completed between June and
February.
Completed applications and supporting documents must be received
by March 1st. If you have any questions about the scholarship
application guidelines, please call CCLVI at (800)733-2258.

The Carl Foley Graduate Scholarship Program:

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This program is for graduate students attending one of several
colleges and universities which offer a degree in the field of low
vision. Applicants need not be visually impaired. Application is made
through the school directly.
If your college or university has a program in the field of low vision
and is not currently recognized, contact CCLVI so that a
questionnaire can be sent to the school to determine if the program
qualifies for the provisions of the Carl Foley Scholarship.
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: (800) 733-2258
http://www.cclvi.org


The Council for Exceptional Children
The Foundation for Exceptional Children offers scholarships to
incoming college freshman who are disabled.
The Kayte M. Fearn Council for Exceptional Children Ethnic Diversity
Scholarship is awarded annually. It is a cash scholarship to a CEC
student member from an ethnic background who is currently
pursuing a degree in special education. The amount of the
scholarship may vary from year-to-year depending on the amount of
money raised for the scholarship fund. For applications or additional
information contact:

Council for Exceptional Children, Student Awards
1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
Fax: 703/758-1896, Attn: Susan Simmons

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E-mail: students@cec.sped.org, Attn: Student Awards
Telephone: 888-232-7733
Web site: http://cec.sped.org , do a search on scholarships.
Illinois Association for Parents of Children with Visual
Impairments (IPVI)
IPVI awards three $500 scholarships each year.
P.O. Box 2947
Naperville, IL 60567-2947
Telephone: 877-411-IPVI (4784)
www.ipvi.org

Illinois Council for the Blind
Office Manager
Illinois Council of the Blind
522 East Monroe, Suite 200 PO Box 1336
Springfield, IL 62705
217-523-4967
Floyd R. Cargill Scholarships $1,000

Jewish Guild for the Blind
The Jewish Guild for the Blind offers scholarships to college-bound
high school seniors who are legally blind. The Guild Scholar Program
will award 12 to 16 scholarships of up to $15,000 each. 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



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Lighthouse International
Lighthouse International offers scholarships to students who are
legally blind and residents of the northeastern 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
Career Incentive and Achievement Awards
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: 800.829.0500
Web site: http://www.lighthouse.org


National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation
of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United
States the opportunity to win one of thirty national scholarships
worth from $3,000 to $12,000. 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 Scholarship Program
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
   at Jernigan Place
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230



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Office: 410-659-9314, extension 2415
E-mail is preferred: scholarships@nfb.org
Web site: http://www.nfb.org


NOAH Michael J. McGowan Leadership Scholarship Award
Established on behalf of the National Organization for Albinism and
Hypopigmentation (NOAH) to recognize leadership and empower
young people with albinism. NOAH will award one $3,000
scholarship annually to a student with albinism enrolled in an
undergraduate program at an institution of higher education. All
application materials should be sent to:

NOAH McGowan Scholarship
PO Box 959
East Hampstead, NH 03826-0959
Telephone: 800-473-2310
Fax: 800-648-2310
Email: scholarship@albinism.org


Opportunities for the Blind, Inc.
Provides financial assistance for career-oriented purposes such as
graduate school tuition assistance, vocational grants, job counseling
and placement services, aids and appliances.


Opportunities for the Blind, Inc.
P.O. Box 9218
Fredericksburg, VA 22403
Phone: 540-379-1309


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www.OpportunitiesForTheBlind.com

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
Scholarship Office
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 609-452-0606
Web site: http://wwww.rfbd.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Offers scholarships to students from communities who face limited
access to educational and career opportunities
RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program
International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 22376
Nashville, TN 37202
Telephone: 630-623-7048
Web: www.rmhc.org
Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for
Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to
announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors and
college students who have parents with disabilities. A total of ten
$1,000 scholarships will be given out Fall
2011. Please note that the 2011 awards have different application
procedures than previous years. There are separate scholarship

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awards for high school seniors and for college students, and each
has separate eligibility requirements:

1. High School Seniors. To be eligible, a student must be a high
school graduate (or graduating senior) by Summer 2011, planning to
attend a two-year or four-year college in Fall 2011 in pursuit of an
AA, BA or BS degree, and have at least one parent with a disability

2. College Students. To be eligible, a student must be currently
enrolled in a two-year or four-year college in Fall 2011 in pursuit of
an AA, BA or BS degree, be 21 years of age or younger as of March
1, 2011, and have at least one parent with a disability.

All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2011.
Individuals may submit only one application per award period.

Please go to our website, www.lookingglass.org, for more
information, including the application form, complete application
directions and an FAQ page that answers many common questions
as well as offers helpful suggestions.

Scholarship Committee
Through the Looking Glass
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 120
Berkeley, CA 94703
(800) 644-2666
(800) 510-848-1005 (TTY)
www.lookingglass.org
Email: scholarships@lookingglass.org




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University of Missouri Healthcare/Scholarship Awards in
Vision and Medicine
Offers seven $1,000 to $2,500 scholarship awards for talented,
ambitious, and self-motivated graduating high school seniors who
are economically disadvantaged or who are members of an
underrepresented minority group. Additionally, the high schools that
nominated the recipients of the SAVM scholarships will receive $500
for use in their science departments.

SAVM Scholarship
University of Missouri-Columbia
5401 W. Tayside Circle
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: (573) 449-5656
E-mail: SAVM@health.missouri.edu
Web: http://medicine.missouri.edu/ophthalmology/scholarships.php


Very Special Arts (VSA)
The Playwright Award recognizes young adults who promote
awareness of disabilities through creative playwriting. Award
recipients receive scholarships, a professional production of their
script at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and a
trip to Washington D.C. to see the performance.

Very Special Arts (VSA)
818 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 800-933-8721
Web: www.vsarts.org

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Yes I Can! Foundation for Exceptional Children
Scholarships for incoming freshman who have disabilities

Yes I Can! Foundation for Exceptional Children
1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
Telephone: 800-224-6830 ext. 462
Web: yesican.sped.org/scholarship/index.html



Need to pay for college and don't know where to start? Check out
the Federal Student Aid website or call their toll-free number to find
out how you can make higher education affordable. Information is
available in both English & Spanish. Surf: http://studentaid.ed.gov

Get Started
Find more scholarships by visiting these scholarship search engines
on the Web:
www.absolutelyscholarships.com
www.brokescholar.com
www.collegeboard.com
www.fastaid.com
www.fastweb.com
www.freschinfo.com
www.scholarship-page.com
www.wiredscholar.com




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