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Time to Apply for Scholarships: A Resource Guide

Scholarships for college or graduate study are invaluable in making educational opportunities more widely available. A number of scholarships exist either specifically for students with vision impairment or for those with disabilities in general. Some notable examples include: Lavelle Fund for the Blind’s scholarships to specified colleges, The See the Future Fund “Education for Life College Scholarships,” Lighthouse Guild’s “College Bound and Graduate School” scholarship program, California State University Foundation’s “The Schoettler Scholars Program,” National Federation for the Blind Scholarship Program, Learning Ally’s “National Achievement Awards,” and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education’s “Scholars Program.” Some schools offer tuition exemption. A comprehensive directory of these resources is available on Lighthouse Guild’s website: Scholarship Guide