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Summary: A renewable $5,000 scholarship, up to $20,000 total, from Microsoft and DisAbility Employee Resource Group (ERG) targeted to high school seniors with visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, or speech disabilities who plan to attend a two to four year university or college program in the United States with a major in: engineering, computer science, computer information systems, paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration or marketing. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for technology as well as leadership in their high school and/or community.
Apply By: March 1, 2020
Foundation: Microsoft
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Summary: Approximately twenty scholarships ranging in amount from $2,000 – $7,500 to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community may apply.

Nancy Feela is the scholarship contact.

Apply By: February 14, 2020
Foundation: American Council of the Blind
Business Phone Number: (612) 332-3242
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Summary: Scholarships ranging in amount from $2,000 – $7,500 for those attending a technical college or attending university as an entering freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student.

This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board, and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology.

Apply By: February 14, 2020
Foundation: American Foundation of the Blind
Business Phone Number: (800) 232-5463
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Summary: Spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren of blinded veterans are eligible for the annual Kathern F. Gruber Scholarships and Thomas H. Miller Scholarship to assist them with their higher education tuition.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit through an application process that is evaluated by a committee. Gruber and Miller scholarships are for one year only, but recipients can re-apply and receive the award up to four times. The blinded veteran family member is not required to be a BVA member for the spouse or child to receive a scholarship. Qualifications for both programs are the same except for an added emphasis on music and fine arts for the Miller award.

Apply By: April 17, 2020
Foundation: Blinded Veterans Association
Business Phone Number: (202) 371-8880
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Summary: 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.
Apply By: March 15, 2020
Foundation: Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
Business Phone Number: (844) 460-0625
Business Contact Email: scholarship@cclvi.or
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Address: For Learning Ally members who are completing undergraduate or graduate degrees and are blind or visually impaired. Learning Ally awards top winners $6,000 each and special honors winners $3,000 each.
Apply By: November 30, 2020
Foundation: Learning Ally®
Business Phone Number: (800) 221-4792
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Address: Lighthouse Guild Scholarships
15W 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
Summary: The College Bound Scholarship: 16 scholarships awarded for high school seniors who are legally blind and who will be college freshman in the upcoming school year. This is a one-time-only scholarship.

The Graduate School Scholarship: for students who are legally blind and who are pursuing a Master’s, PhD or any other post-Baccalaureate degree (MD, JD, MBA, etc.)
Apply By: March 31
Foundation: Lighthouse Guild
Business Phone Number: (212) 769-7801
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Address: NFB Scholarship Committee
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Summary: Each year the NFB gives a broad array of scholarships — ranging from $3,000 up to $12,000 — to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

All applicants for these scholarships must be legally blind and pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution of higher education. In addition, one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Each applicant will be considered for all scholarships for which he or she qualifies.

Apply By: March 31, 2020
Foundation: National Federation of the Blind
Business Phone Number: (410) 659-9314
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Summary: Two $1000 scholarships are awarded every other year in even years to 2 selected applicants who are legally blind and who are continuing their education in the field of providing services to the blind and visually impaired. An Association for Education and Rehabilitation (AER) student membership is not required but encouraged.
Apply By: April 30, 2020
Foundation: Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
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Address: Iowa State University
Office of Student Financial Aid
0210 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2028
Summary: Grants to young adult college students under the age of 30 who are working to complete their educational goals while facing a major illness or injury. Grants range from $300 to a maximum of $3,000.

Students who complete the FAFSA application by December 1st, demonstrate financial need, and complete the FinAidScholar online application will be considered for this award.

Apply By: December 2.
Foundation: Iowa State University
Business Phone Number: 515-294-5627
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