Higher Education Funding for Blind/Low Vision Students

There is valuable funding out there for college (or college-bound) blind and low vision students.The trick is knowing about it.  Take a minute to read up on these education funding options and share them with anyone who may be interested and qualified. Spread the word to our community so more students can take advantage of these worthwhile opportunities. After all, more funding equals more access to education.

  • Federal Student Aid, an office of the US Department of Education, publishes helpful audio highlights about applying for Federal Student Aid. These audio highlights also provide information on nonfederal sources of aid. Federal Student Aid publications are also available in Braille. Visit this site for more detailed information and a list of braille publications.
  • Learning Ally, a provider of digital audio textbooks for students who are blind, low vision, or learning disabled, recognizes 15 high school and college graduates each year through their National Achievement Awards program. Click here to learn more about the scholarship awards.

Do you know of other higher education resources, scholarships, or grants available to blind students? Please email them to lmattingly@lighthouse-sf.org so we can spread the word.

And don’t forget these two education opportunities for lower and high school students:

California Youth Leadership Forum

Donna Coffee Youth Scholarship