Scholarships & Awards

Recognizing outstanding achievements in the community

Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired recognizes outstanding individuals in our community through our awards and scholarship program.

This year’s scholarships were presented online. You can watch on YouTube now. 

Each year since the early 1990s, the Council has provided academic scholarships to support visually impaired and blind students who want to enhance their education and achieve their professional goals and dreams. Since its inception, these scholarships have benefited hundreds of students and given thousands of dollars, breaking down barriers and challenges faced in education and employment for people with vision loss. 

Congratulations to this year’s scholars and all who have come before them!


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 is now closed. Applications are typically available in February.

Tag @WCBlind or @TheCouncilWI on social media when posting about your scholarship!

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