The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program
Awarding three (3) students an individual prize of $3,000., this competitive scholarship is available to full-time college students with low vision, chosen from among those who meet the visual acuity and academic guidelines.
Guidelines, On-line Application, and CCLVI Eye Report Form are available on this web site each year. The application must be completed online and is available from January 1 at 12:01am Eastern to March 1 at 11:59pm Eastern. Be prepared to attach supporting documents to be included with your application submission.
Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by March 1st. The first two letters of recommendation received will be part of the application packet. Additional letters of recommendation will not be considered.
- A copy of transcript(s) from the school where you are currently enrolled or most recently attended. Applicants do not need to submit a certified copy, unless chosen as a scholarship recipient.
- Two (2) Professional/Academic Letters of Recommendation to be completed by a current or past professor, adviser, or internship coordinator. Letter of recommendation will be accepted as a Word document with electronic letterhead and signature attached to an e-mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitted via the website.
- Verification of low vision. This can be submitted as a scanned or e-mailed letter from a certified optometrist, ophthalmologist, vocational rehabilitation counselor, vision rehabilitation therapist, low vision therapist, or orientation & mobility therapist.
•A letter of acceptance from your school, or the date you will be notified of acceptance if attending a new school in next academic year. This may be submitted as a scanned PDF
Semi-finalists will be selected to participate in a telephone interview with committee members. Winners will be notified in late spring. Winners are expected to attend our annual conference and convention, which is held in conjunction with the American Council of the Blind National Conference and Convention and generally takes place the first week in July. Winners will be expected to attend CCLVI functions during this time.
Interested persons will be asked to establish a login account with the webmaster to allow access to the Scheigert Scholarship application. Click here to start the process.
Please note: The required CCLVI Eye Report Form may be downloaded and completed after January 1st through May 1st. And if you have any questions about the scholarship application guidelines, please call CCLVI at (800)733-2258.