Scholarship and Awards

Recognizing outstanding achievements in the community

Scholarship recipients from 2017 hold their awards.

Every year, Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired recognizes outstanding individuals in our community through our Excellence Awards and scholarship program

Scholarship and Awards Luncheon

Saturday, May 18
12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel
517 Grand Canyon Drive 
Madison, WI

Scholarships and Excellence Awards will be presented at a luncheon on Saturday, May 18, at the Radisson Hotel Ballroom in Madison.

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Award recipients and their families are encouraged to attend. More details to come. Save the Date!

People at a table enjoying a banquet.
Scholarship Recipients 2013

Scholarships are available for post-secondary students who are blind or visually impaired attending two-year college, technical college or four-year university, as well as graduate programs.

The application period typically opens in February with applications due early April each year.

Excellence Awards are given to honor individuals or organizations who have made an important contribution in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired in Wisconsin. Award categories include:
  • Community Volunteer Award
  • Community Partner Award
  • Community Giving Award
  • Exceptional Accommodations in Employment Award
  • Louis Seditis Distinguished Service Award
Awards Luncheon 2006

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“I have worked for the county for almost 38 years and it was such an unexpected surprise to be acknowledged for the work I have done. It was special to receive the award right as I was retiring; I am very grateful.”

Lois Miller,
2018 Public Service Excellence Award Winner

“The mission of the Council to empower people who are blind or visually impaired to live the kind of lives they want resonates with me because of the equity principle. The Council’s scholarship program is a great example of how they are using scholarship money to make getting an education an equal playing ground for students with visual impairments. It was quite an honor to receive this scholarship. I’m very grateful to the scholarship committee for their generosity.”

Sophia Keil,
2018 Council Scholarship Recipient

Photos from past Council Scholarship and Awards Luncheons