Office of Student Financial Aid
0210 Beardshear Hall
515 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011-2028
Students who complete the FAFSA application by December 1st, demonstrate financial need, and complete the FinAidScholar online application will be considered for this award.
1076 Student Services Building
2505 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011-2222
The scholarship amount varies and may be renewed for an additional two years as long as a GPA of 2.75 or above is maintained. The award is administered through the Student Disability Resources Office.
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.
15W 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
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.)
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jennigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
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.