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Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

CCLVI Scholarships

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International offers three scholarship programs:

1. The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program

Awarding three (3) students an individual prize of $3000, 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, Application, and Certification of Low Vision forms and the on-line application are available on this web site from January 1st, to 11:55 pm EST Maarch 1st each year. The application must be completed online.

Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by March 1st. If you have any questions about the scholarship application guidelines, please call CCLVI at (800)733-2258.

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 meeting, which is held in conjunction with the American Council of the Blind National Convention and generally takes place the first week in July.

Please note:  The required CCLVI Certification of Low Vision form may be downloaded and completed after July 1st preceding the March 1st deadline.


2. Dr. Sam Genensky Memorial Video Magnifier Award

Guidelines, Application, and Certification of Low Vision The Dr. Sam Genensky Memorial Video Magnifier award is in tribute to the inventor of the CCTV. This award provides multiple video magnifiers of varying brands and styles to students and adults demonstrating a need.


3. The Carl Foley Graduate Scholarship Program

Please note: We are currently revising the requirements of this program.
This program is for graduate students attending one of several colleges and universities which offer a degree in the field of low vision. Applicants need not be visually impaired. Application is made through the school directly.

If your college or university has a program in the field of low vision and is not currently recognized, contact CCLVI so that a questionnaire can be sent to the school to determine if the program qualifies for the provisions of the Carl Foley Scholarship.


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