When you think of scholarships, you think of standard conservative scholarships. However if you explore the little world of scholarships, there is about every kind of award available. Whether you have red hair or love potatoes, there is a scholarship for you. If you wear glasses, then here are 10 scholarships for people with glasses:
If you are a high school student getting ready for college, write a little essay on ‘how your vision problems affect your daily life’ and you could have an extra $1000 dollars for school. Applicants must complete a brief survey and then answer one of four given prompts in 500 words or less. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, jump on this scholarship. The application deadline is April 15th, so hurry and get that extra cash for your college year.
Visine sure knows how to step it up with their impressive $5000 dollar scholarship offer. To apply, write an essay or submit a video application. Be able to show financial hardship and this award could be yours. You must be a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior and be able to demonstrate involvement in school activities and/or community service.
For those students considered legally blind, this is a solid scholarship. It requires the student to be enrolled in a two or four year university degree program. They also give scholarships for sports, or even a scholarship for those with brown hair. Current USABA member and must have been an active participant in a USABA event.
The requirements are a bit different with this scholarship award, but still require problems with vision. It is considered one of the premiere and best scholarship programs available. This program is being re-written as of right now so your best bet is to have your college or universities contact the CCLVI (Council of Citizens with Low Vision, International)
Partial scholarships are offered to legally blind young people striving to obtain a college education. The award amount Christian Record Services for the Blind gives for scholarships varies from year to year. An applicant must meet two requirements before the application will be considered. To qualify, you must be legally blind (20/200) with correction) and must be planning to attend college as a full-time student on the undergraduate level to secure training that will enable independence and self-support.
There are four scholarships available for students who wear glasses. This award is a bit harder to get, but worth it. With so few scholarships available, there are stricter requirements. Try your chance for their $10,000 scholarship.
The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults annually sponsors the largest scholarship granted in the United States to a legally blind person. Applications for this scholarship are available for five months, from November 1 to March 31 of the following year. One lucky student receives a $12,000 scholarship to attend college.
The scholarship is worth $1,000.00 to an undergraduate or graduate student in the field of rehabilitation or education of people who are blind or visually impaired. You will have to complete an easy essay and offer proof of legal blindness from your doctor. You must have a visual field of less than 20/200 in the better eye.
This nice little award is set at $2,500.00 and will be awarded to each undergraduate or graduate who will study in the field of rehabilitation or education of people who are blind. Students must be a full-time student. There is a small essay involved and a short application process.
This scholarship was created for high school students who are legally blind and are college bound. The applications are accepted from students at the end of their junior year. The selected students will be awarded the following year with an amazing award of up to $15,000.00. A few requirements are needed such as ACT or SAT scores, colleges you have applied to, any financial circumstances for the award committee to consider, legal proof of blindness, 500 word personal statements and a statement of an influential teacher.