This list is not intended to be a complete listing of all organizations which provide financial assistance, nor is it intended to be an endorsement of any organization or publication. All of the sources included are nationwide in scope.
This website offers a user-friendly guide that explores legal provisions as well as a comprehensive listing of scholarships and grants designed specifically to support their higher education pursuits.
American Council of the Blind
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22311
Web site: www.acb.org
Provides scholarships to blind post-secondary students annually. Also publishes a listing of other scholarships available to blind and visually impaired students.
American Foundation for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121
Web site: www.afb.org
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI)
The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program awards three 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.
Contact form: https://www.lighthouseguild.org/contact/
Web site: https://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships/
National Federation of the Blind
Phone: (410) 659-9314
Scooters 'N Chairs
Provides $1000 scholarships for every semester to eligible students with disabilities who are currently registered at an officially accredited University or College.
Web site: https://www.testprepreview.com/
“An Introduction to College Scholarships” provides information about applying for scholarships and practice entrance tests. View it at https://www.testprepreview.com/college-scholarships.htm.
“The Fully Accessible Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities” available on its web site, https://www.goodcall.com/education/fully-accessible-guide-paying-college-students-disabilities/. It also includes a list of disability-specific scholarships and rights for students with disabilities who are attending college.
Has an online guide to financial aid for students with disabilities. The guide includes a curated list of more than 85 disability-specific scholarships, strategies for utilizing state and local financial aid resources, and an overview of loan forgiveness and reduction options.