2018-2019 CCLVI Scheigert Scholarships


The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI), an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, annually awards three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to fulltime college students--an incoming freshman, an undergraduate and a graduate student--all of whom must be low vision, maintain a strong GPA and be involved in school/local community activities.


Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time March 15, 2018.  Scholarship monies will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.  To access the guidelines, application and vision certification form, visit and click on the Scheigert Scholarship link.


Applications will be available to complete and submit online from January 1, 2018 to the March 15 deadline.  Questions may be directed to or (844) 460-0625.  We look forward to receiving your application materials.

ACB Scholarships

From the ACB leadership list


The American Council of the Blind has a great opportunity for students who are legally blind to earn a scholarship, whether you are going to a technical college, an entering freshman, undergraduate or a graduate student.  Over $45,000 in scholarships are awarded to students each year.  To be eligible, you need to be legally blind in both eyes, maintain a 3.3 GPA and be involved in your school and local community.


As a scholarship winner, you will experience firsthand ACB's national conference and convention this July, where you will meet other students who share the same life experiences, create lasting friendships, and network with individuals who understand what you are going through and can help you with your journey.


The 2018 ACB Scholarship application is now open! Go to to access and fill out the form.


The form must be submitted no later than February 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Central time.


For more information, please contact Dee Theien in the ACB national office at

(612) 332-3242 or (800) 866-3242. 


We look forward to receiving your application materials.