Office of Student Financial Aid
0210 Beardshear Hall
515 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011-2028
Students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA, are full-time students, and are involved in their school/local community may apply online.
Nancy Christine is the scholarship contact.
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.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part-time), and be involved in their school/local community.
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.
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1101 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
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.).
15W 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
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 person employed full-time while attending school part-time. Each applicant will be considered for all scholarships for which they qualify.
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jennigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230