Blind / Visually Impaired

  • 35 Lions Club of Regina Scholarship Available to students enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Regina Amount: $1100 Number Available: 1 Deadline: October 1st, 2018 The 35 Lions Club of Regina Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship available to students enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Regina who reside within Regina City or the Province of ... Read more
  • AEBC/T-Base Scholarship The 2019 AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program is now closed. Should you wish to be notified when the next round of applications will be released (February 2020), please e-mail scholarship@blindcanadians.ca and we will add you to our distribution list. Amount: $1000 Number Available: 2 AEBC Scholarships; 2 T-Base Communications Scholarships Deadline: March 29th, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time The scholarships are open ... Read more
  • Barney Danson Scholarship The Barney Danson Scholarship is a national scholarship available to blind or partially sighted students entering post-secondary education.  Amount: $5000 Number Available: 1 Deadline: June 15th, 2019 Barney Danson’s life was one of service to his country – as soldier, MP, minister of several portfolios in the Pierre Trudeau governments, Consul General in Boston, successful businessman and philanthropist. He did ... Read more
  • Bernice and Robert Gilbert Fund The Bernice and Robert Gilbert Fund is available to students in British Columbia who are blind or visually impaired.  Amount: $1000 Number Available: 1 Deadline: June 15th  The Bernice and Robert Gilbert Fund, held by Vancouver Foundation, was established through the estate of the late Bernice Gilbert. The fund was created to support a bursary for a visually impaired ... Read more
  • CNIB Master’s Scholarship The CNIB Master’s Scholarship is one of two scholarships available to blind or partially sighed students who have graduated from university and are entering a post-graduate education program.  Amount: $12500 Number Available: 1 Deadline: June 15th, 2019 C​NIB’s Master’s Scholarships encourage and support students who are blind or partially sighted to undertake studies at the post-graduate level. There are ... Read more
  • CNIB Sense Scholarship The CNIB Sense Scholarship is a national scholarship available to blind or visually impaired students.  Amount: $500 Number Available: 1 Deadline: TBD CNIB’s Sense Scholarship for Students with Vision Loss is an annual, one-time award of $500 granted to a Canadian living ... Read more
  • CNIB’s General Scholarships CNIB’s General Scholarships are national scholarships offered to students who are blind or visually impaired.  Amount: $3000 Number Available: multiple Deadline: June 15th, 2019 The CNIB Scholarships are awarded to students who are blind or partially sighted and who demonstrate amazing courage, determination and passion in fighting for their independence and future. Criteria In order to be considered eligible for any ... Read more
  • Nalini Perera Little Lotus Bud Master’s Scholarship The Nalini Perera Little Lotus Bud Master’s Scholarship is available to post-graduate students who are blind or partially sighted.  Amount: $5000 Number Available: 1 Deadline: June 15th, 2019 C​NIB’s Master’s Scholarships encourage and support students who are blind or partially sighted to undertake studies at the post-graduate level. There are two Master’s Scholarship available: The CNIB Master’s Scholarship and the ... Read more
  • Dr. John and Olive Pyper Scholarship The Dr. John and Olive Pyper Scholarship is available to a student who is blind or partially sighted, living in any one of the counties of Southwestern Ontario; namely Perth, Wellington, Waterloo, Oxford, Middlesex and Huron. Amount: $4000 Number Available: 1 Deadline: June 15th, 2019 Dr. John Pyper was an ophthalmologist from Stratford, Ontario, who in 1955 extracted the first ... Read more
  • FJL Woodcock SAPA Scholarships The FJL Woodcock SAPA Scholarships are national scholarships available to students who are blind or visually impaired.  Amount: $1000 Number Available: multiple Deadline: June 15th, 2019 Established in 1989, these scholarships were named after Captain Fred Woodcock, a World War II veteran who was blinded in action. They are made possible by the families of veterans who were blinded ... Read more
  • John D. McNie Achievement Award of Excellence The John D. McNie Achievement Award of Excellence is available to students studying at McMaster University who are blind or visually impaired.  Amount: $800 Number Available: 5 Deadline: TBD The John D. McNie Achievement Award of Excellence was established in 2001 by David O. Davis in honour of John D. McNie. Criteria To be awarded to a student with a visual ... Read more
  • Joyce Family Foundation Bursary The Joyce Family Foundation Bursary is a national scholarship available to students who are blind or visually impaired.  Amount: $4000 Number Available: 4 Deadline: June 15th The Joyce Famil​y Foundation was created by Canadian entrepreneur Ronald V. Joyce, best known as the legendary Canadian entrepreneur who, in 1964, invested in the first Tim Hortons donut shop in Hamilton, Ontario. Joyce ... Read more
  • Kenneth Bimmann Scholarship The Kenneth Bimmann Scholarship is available to students who are studying at the University of Saskatchewan and have a physical disability.  Amount: $1100 Number Available: varies Deadline: October 1st This scholarship is funded by the Kenneth Bimmann Fund. Criteria Open to students who have completed at least one year of study in the undergraduate or graduate degree program. Preference will be given to students ... Read more
  • Lions District 5CN Bursary The Lions District 5CN Bursary is open to students studying at the University of Saskatchewan who are blind or visually impaired.  Amount: $600 Number Available: 1 Deadline: October 1st, 2019 The Lions District 5CN Bursary is funded by past District Governor Ewen Gray. Criteria Must be a student at the University of Saskatchewan Must have completed at least one year of study Must be blind or have ... Read more
  • S.R. Hussey Memorial Scholarship The S.R. Hussey Memorial Scholarship is available to students living in Atlantic Canada who are legally blind.  Amount: Varies Number Available: Varies Deadline: May 1st (annually) Dr. Samuel Robert Hussey was born in Newfoundland in 1874. He lost his sight at the age of ten after contracting measles. In 1893, he became a teacher and taught at the School ... Read more
  • Wade Hampton Employment Training Bursary The Wade Hampton Employment Training Bursary is awarded to an individual with a physical disability who is pursuing a professional development program.  Amount: $1500 Number Available: 1 Deadline: N/A No one embodied the spirit and vision of Ontario March of Dimes more than WWII flying veteran, Wade Hampton. At age 31, on the same day the polio vaccine was announced, ... Read more
  • William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship The AER William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship is available every two years to two students who are legally blind and are studying for a career in the field of services to persons who are blind or visually impaired.  Amount: $1000 Number Available: 2 Deadline: 2018 is closed, 2020 TBD Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually ... Read more