Educational Scholarships

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.

2016 College Resources for Students with Disabilities:
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
(202) 467-5081
Toll-free: 1-800-424-8666
Web site:
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
(212) 502-7600
Toll-free: 1-800-232-5463
Web site:

The Center for Online Education

PO Box 52755
Houston, TX 77052
(202) 367-9383
Web site:
Scholarship information:
The Center for Online Education is a collection of online educators and experts committed to providing informed, research-based guides for students pursuing college degrees online.

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

Toll-free: 1-800-733-2258

Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)

20 Roszel Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Toll-free: 1-800-221-4792
Web site:

Lighthouse International

15 W. 65th St.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 769-7801
Toll-free: 1-800-284-4422
Web site:

National Federation of the Blind

200 E. Wells St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314
Fax: (410) 685-5653
Web site:

Web site:
“An Introduction to College Scholarships” provides information about applying for scholarships and practice entrance tests. View it at


Has “The Fully Accessible Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities” available on its web site, 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.

CCLVI Scholarship Announcement

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) will award three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to one full-time entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are low vision, maintain a strong GPA and are involved in their school/local community. 
Application materials must be received by March 1.  Scholarship monies will be awarded for the 2017 - 2018 academic year.
To read the scholarship guidelines and complete an online application, please visit and click on the ‘CCLVI Scholarship Programs’ link.
Applications will be available to submit online from January 1 until March 1 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.  Questions may be directed to CCLVI at (800) 733-2258 or
We look forward to receiving your application materials!

Updated 2/9/2017