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


  1. The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program

    The Fred Scheigert Scholarship application process closed  at 11:59 PM Eastern time, March 1, 2014.  If you have questions, please e-mail

    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 and the on-line application are available on this web site from January 1st, to 11:59 pm EST March 1st each year. The application must be completed online, and all supporting documentation submitted electronically.

    Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time 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 Conference & Convention and generally takes place the first or second week in July.

  2. Dr. Sam Genensky Video Magnification Award

    Application deadline is July 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM eastern standard time.

    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.  Read the guidelines here. If you have questions, please e-mail

  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.