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Canadian Blind and Low Vision Scholarships

  • Published: 2009-09-14 (Revised/Updated 2016-08-31) : Author: Disabled World : Contact: Disabled World
  • Synopsis: A list of available Canadian scholarships for vision impaired and blind school and college students in Canada.

Canadian Blind, Low Vision, and Visually Impaired Scholarships

Many organizations and agencies give disability scholarships to visually impaired and blind persons in Canada. Most Canadian colleges and universities have an Office for Disabled Students, which provides special services, such as reader services, for persons with disabilities.

Rixon Rafter & the Judge Brian Stevenson Scholarship Funds

Available to blind students attending post-secondary programs. These scholarships, ranging from $300 to $500, are given to successful candidates based on their financial needs, academic achievement and career goals. Application forms are available from C.N.I.B. Divisional Offices or the Ross MacDonald School.
Phone: (519) 759-0730.

Wayne and Walter Gretzky Scholarship Foundation

Eligible applicants are those who are blind or severely visually impaired. This permanent foundation presents several scholarships and bursaries each year to eligible blind and visually impaired students planning to study at the post-secondary level. Each scholarship is worth $5000, and applications must be received by August 1.

Euclid Herie Assistive Technology Scholarship (Residents of Alberta or NWT only)

This award is available to students with vision loss in grades 10, 11 or 12 in a school in Alberta or NWT. The student must have demonstrated academic achievement, judgment and leadership and the scholarship must be used to purchase assistive technology.
Phone: (780) 488-4871

The Barney Danson Bursary

The Barney Danson Bursary is awarded to Canadian students with vision loss for the purpose of attending a Canadian post-secondary institution. Amount of Award: One scholarship in the amount of $5,000 Candidates must be: Blind or living with vision loss; 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.
Phone: 416-486-2500 ext. 7622

Scholarship Award of the Aliant Pioneer Volunteers

A $2,000 scholarship award for students living with vision loss in Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island to assist with tuition costs while attending a post-secondary institution. Under the management of the Aliant Pioneer Volunteers and a CNIB selection committee, a candidate will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $2,000.

F.J.L. Woodcock/Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded Scholarship Program

This scholarship program helps to fund outstanding students with low vision who are continuing either their vocational or academic education at the post-secondary level. Scholarships are in the amount of $3,000 - $5,000 each.
Phone: (519) 458-8665

Scholarship for BC Students with Visual Impairments

This annual scholarship is available to graduating students with vision loss who best exemplify leadership activities and community service.
Phone: (604) 269-2205

The Edie Mourre Transcriber's Scholarship

The Canadian Braille Authority has established a scholarship in memory of Edie Mourre. Edie was a dedicated braille transcriber and strong advocate for access to braille. Scholarship will be available for an individual who is registered to learn English Braille, Nemeth Code, Music Braille, Computer Braille or other braille systems. Registered to participate in a professional development pursuit directly relevant to the transcription of braille.

NOTE: This list of Disability Scholarships for Blind and Low Vision students is a work in progress. If you know, or offer, such scholarships please contact us (top of page) so we can add the scholarship to our list.

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