Easy Visually Impaired Disability Scholarships

 

There are many different visually impaired disability scholarships available today to help people with furthering their education. Differing disability scholarships are available to people with every level of impairment so that no one is left behind. These scholarships for visually impaired are relatively easy to obtain because it’s just a matter of filling out the necessary paperwork. The main requirement is that a person is visually impaired or blind to begin with. If that is the case, then it’s a solid paperwork response to the desired scholarship that will land the disabilities scholarship.

Scholarships for the visually disabled can greatly help financially with college, or completing vocational school for certificates. Once a degree or certificate is acquired, the quality of life for any given disabled person is greatly increased. No longer are those with disabilities bound to very specific lives. People with blindness or other visual impairment can now enjoy the same fields of study as any other traditional student with the help of visually impaired scholarships.

Various organizations offer scholarships for the visually impaired to help meet these goals. It is vital that you seek out these opportunities before you try to pay for college on your own. Every little bit helps take the burden of financing school off your shoulders, so make sure to seek out as many disabilities scholarships as you can.

Many scholarships can be attained before you ever enter college, but others must be applied for after you have been in attendance. Make a list of what you intend on applying for and when you can do so as early on in your planning stage as you can. Being organized will help you reach your educational goals. Many scholarships, such as the ones offered through the American Federation for the Blind, require that you follow strict guidelines for their application. Usually some sort of essay is needed when you apply. The topic of this essay may vary, but in this case, the essay needs to include past and current achievements as well as your educational goals and why you want to attain them. You will probably also need to include some kind of recommendation, usually in the form of letters.

For all visually impaired scholarships, proof of blindness must accompany the application. The only exception to this rule is if the disability scholarship is awarded to people who can see, but want to work with blind people in one capacity or another. Many scholarships for disabled students of this nature are awarded each year to those who want to work in the fields of vision therapy and research. If the blind scholarship requires the proof of blindness, you should make sure to keep it short and to the point. The American Federation for the Blind requests that this proof be sent to them on a single, recently signed page on optometrist, ophthalmologist, or state agency letterhead.

While some organizations accept applications throughout the year, such as the National Federation for the Blind, other organizations have a strict deadline by which you must apply. Keep in mind that these organizations are not going to remind you of things that you may have forgotten to include, so make sure that you have everything you need before you submit your application. It is vital to be organized and keep all of the important documentation together in a single file or folder. This will make it much easier to locate anything that you may need to submit to any visually impaired scholarship organization.

Lastly; you should apply to all organizations which have disability scholarship programs, because being visually impaired and or blind is considered a disability and this will allow you to apply for any and all disabilities scholarships being offered today. The more you apply to the various disability scholarships being offered, the better you will become at your required paperwork, and then they will become easy scholarships for you to attain.

Disability Scholarships and Grants.

Ann Ford Disability Scholarship.

Disability Scholarships for Hearing Impaired Students.

Disability scholarships for blind.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Scholarships

Learning and Dyslexic Scholarships for Disabilities

Blinded Veterans Association BVA Scholarship

National Federation of the Blind Scholarships

American Council of the Blind Scholarships for Disabled

American Foundation for Blind Scholarships

Lighthouse International Blind Scholarship

 

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  1. Theresa Benton says:

    I am looking to go back to school, but am not sure where to start. I can’t see well enough to just do it and don’t really have the money to go out there and do it without a loan or something. Please let me know what it is that you’ need from us to get this moving,
    Thanks.
    Theresa

  2. admin says:

    Theresea,
    from an earlier response:
    try first here at student loan scholarships, and click on the link ‘Find Free College Money’ to see what scholarships you may be eligible for as a quick first step. This is a free service that is easy to use. Make sure you indicate your disability when answering the questions.
    Next, visit or call all the colleges you are interested in attending; and speak to the financial aids office. They will be very helpful, and ask them over the phone if they have disability scholarships, and would you qualify for them. He may want you to come down in person to talk further. If so, set up a time to go.
    Call all Blind organizations you are familar with (all and any) and discuss this issue over the phone with them to see if they can guide you further.
    Next, keep searching, new things open up every day. Be persistent and keep calling and asking.

    You will find what your looking for if you don’t give up!!!

  3. admin says:

    There are easy scholarships for mothers who want to return to college and need help in paying for school. Grants as well as scholarship programs should be considered. Government grants are great for this situation.

  4. ANITA CAMPION says:

    I AM LOOKING FOR FINANCIAL HELP FOR MY DAUGTHER,WHO IS IN THE 2ND GRADE AND HAS ADHD AND SEV ERE DYSLEXIA. I FOUND A SPECIALIZED SCHOOL NEAR US THAT CAN HELP HER,BUT WE CANNOT AFFORD THE ENTIRE TUITION.tHE PUBLIC SCHOOL WHICH SHE ATTENDS NOW,IS NOT PROVIDING HER WITH AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION,SHE IS RECEIVING A’S AND B’S IN ALL SUBJECTS EXCEPT FOR MATH,READING AND WRITING.SHE IS FAILING THESE DO TO THE DYSLEXIA.SHE WILL HAVE TO REPEAT SECOND GRADE BECAUSE OF IT.sHE HAS BEEN GETTING PEER TUTOR HELP EC HELP RESOURSE HELP,AND EXTRA AID IN CLASS,AND A PRIVATE TUTOR WORKING W/HER TWICE WEEKLY.SHE IS RECEIVING ALL THE EXTRA RESOURCES THE PUBLIC SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER HER,AND YET SHE IS FAILING.tHE BOARD OF EDUCATION HERE(BRUNSWICK COUNTY,NC),SAYSTHEY WILL NOT PAY FOR HER TO ATTEND THE SPECIAL SCHOOL.i CONTEND THAT THEY SHOULD BE FORCED TO.iT IS OBVIOUS TO ME AND ALL OF HER TEACHERS THAT THE PUBLICS SCHOOL SYSTEMS;EFFORTS IN THIS CASE,IS JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH.iT IS NOT PROVIDING AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION FOR KATE.I NEED SOMEONE,S HELP SOTHAT I MAY MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WITH THIS.pLEASE HAVE SOMEONE CALL ME.NO EMAILS PLASE THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP,aNITA cAMPION,PHONE910-278-4726

  5. admin says:

    ANITA,

    go to https://www.disability.gov/education to look for resources to your question. We have disability college scholarships mostly displayed on our site but we will look into more K-12 disability funding. Go to http://www.kids.gov/ and send them your question via their contact link. Go to government disability student aid to read more on.

  6. Dear Sir/Madam,
    We, proudly organize the program named mountain event to travel and visit all
    disable people around the world. We have design the program especially for
    disable to move all over the Nepal (Himalaya). First of all we research that
    what make difficult to disable to move around and they are forced to keep inside
    those desire. Then after, we design the programs which fully assist to disable
    through recreational activities, exciting facilities and gaining opportunities.

    They are no differ from we people it’s just a certain physical discomfort on
    body from external factors so the purpose of us is to minimize disability and
    overwhelm by creating the program such as peace rally to encourage, boost up
    confidence among the group. We further help on uniting the groups member along
    the countries by having worldwide map exchange programs to build up co-relation,
    peace, and harmony using t-shirt map, logo’s and flag. We together unite all the
    leaders and members from government and non-government organization having
    seminar programs for sharing each other words and suggestion with an award
    distributing ceremony.

    Therefore, we have expect that you all will help us for this event by connecting
    with us providing support, sharing ideas, views, and participating with us of
    your disable organization. It’s a big opportunity to visit passing the
    Himalaya’s and analyzing the beauty of Nepal. Hope we will have kind response
    from you soon.

    Thank you,
    Ms. Indu Chaulagain
    T: +9779741162500 /4490126
    Skype Id: youthcreation1
    Email: info@youthcreation.org

    Email: youthcreationr@gmail.com
    http://www.youthcreation.org
    G.P.O.Box. 8973 N.P.C-434, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu Nepal

  7. admin says:

    Sounds really exciting!

  8. James says:

    The cost of braille books are huge. Is there any aide in getting them? I know that ON TAPE books are available, however that is not the same as getting hands on books. Much like a regular student only being able to listen and never getting to read from a book.

  9. admin says:

    James,

    read more at: https://www.disability.gov/ and click the link “Education” on resources that may help you!

  10. James says:

    Thank you

  11. James says:

    Thank you.

  12. mohammed says:

    I’m looking for scholarship for my son 20years old he suffering of low vision
    He has disease named albinism sun enemy
    What can I do
    Financial I will pay for cost of his life and residents I need only free seat in callage

  13. admin says:

    mohammed,

    look into vision impaired scholarships. Search also for Foundations or organizations which provide support for your sons disability; many times they have educational awards to apply to. Apply to the FAFSA too which will show what FinAid will be given to him from the federal government.

  14. Boma Rene Boma says:

    Hi,
    I am a Cameroonian with albinism and visuas impairment, have a BA in politicak science and looking for a scholarship to do a Masters program, pls cn i get some help here?
    Thanks

  15. admin says:

    Boma,

    contact the scholarships sponsor to see if they have awards for students seeking their Masters. Many times they do. Also; look and search for organizations which provide support for your disability. Many have educational awards you can apply to. General disability scholarships will also be available for you to.

  16. Susan Witcher says:

    My granddaughter has ocular albinism and nystagmus. She is not blind but has significant visual deficiencies. What scholarships should she apply for since she is visually impaired?

  17. admin says:

    Susan,

    read more at: http://www.disabilityscholarships.us/category/disability-scholarships/blind-scholarships/. There will be some awards their to apply to. Also; apply to general disability scholarships as well.

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