Scholarships and Awards.

Access to the Fred Scheigert Scholarship and the Dr. Samuel Genensky Magnification Awards are now open.  To access the applications please follow the links available in the Navigation pannel in the sidebar.  (Must have an account to access the links.  To create your account use the "Create new account" link in the Login pannel.) 

Scheigert Scholarship

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 15 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 15th. 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, 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


2018 Scheigert Scholarship Guidelines

2018 Reimbursement Policy

CCLVI Eye Report Form


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 required to creat an account to access the application.  the process is easy and can be completed in just a few minutes. Click here to create your account. PLEASE NOTE, YOU MUST LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO COMPLETE THE SETUP PROCESS WITHIN TWO DAYS OR THE SYSTEM WILL DELETE THE ACCOUNT. The application period will open January 1, 2018.  Your account will give you access at 12:01 January 1, 2018.


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 (844)460-0625.