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 of the above scholarships, students should have a high degree of motivation and independence, and should be able to demonstrate a reasonable level of personal achievement. Students must be:

  • Blind or partially sighted (less than 20/70 corrected vision)
  • A secondary school graduate entering post-secondary education;
  • A Canadian citizen or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to the date of application

How to Apply

Students who submit an application are automatically entered into competition for all CNIB Scholarships. Each applicant must submit only one completed application form to be considered for all available scholarships. Recipients will be determined by the CNIB Scholarship Selection Committee in accordance with its application procedures.​

Along with a completed application, applicants must also submit:

  • Proof of secondary education completion (interim);
  • At least two letters of reference from a teacher/school official/volunteer supervisor;
  • Letter of acceptance from an accredited postsecondary institution, college or university;
  • An essay of not more than two pages on the topic “Please tell us how this scholarship will change what it means to be blind for you in your education?” (max 1000 words);
  • An eye report (not older than one year)
  • Interim transcript
  • List other sources of funding, if any.

Apply here.

​​​Please note that we receive a very large number of applications and are unable to acknowledge receipt of individual submissions. Only successful candidates will be contacted to be notified of results.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, email Shampa Bose at shampa.bose@cnib.ca or call 416-486-2500, ext. 7622.

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See Also:

Other CNIB Scholarships:

See other national scholarships // See other scholarships for the blind or visually impaired