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Scholarships Available Now

Although college scholarship applications for students who are visually impaired generally are announced early in the year, we found a few that can be accessed now:

American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has announced the extension of its deadline to September 17, 2021 for the new Peter Papano – APH STEM Scholarship. Applicants must live in California, plan to go to college there and major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or Fine Arts subject. To learn more about the scholarship and to apply go to the APH site and download the Peter Pagano – APH Stem Scholarship Guidelines.

Learning Ally’s National Achievement Awards provide three endowed scholarships for  “outstanding students with print and learning disabilities and the educators who ensure our students thrive academically.” Award recipients receive scholarship funding as well as national recognition for their accomplishments. The three awards are:
Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards (SAA): for Learning Ally members who are blind or visually impaired and are college seniors or in graduate school “in recognition for academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and service to others.” The application deadline is December 31, 2021.
Marion Huber Learning Through Listening® Awards: for Learning Ally members who are high school seniors with learning disabilities and plan to continue their education. Application deadline: December 31, 2021.
Winslow Coyne Reitnouer Excellence in Education Award: recognizing “outstanding educators supporting students who learn differently.” Recipients receive cash and other prizes “as well as opportunities to showcase their work” in empowering “all readers.” Learn more and apply for the National Achievement Awards.