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!

“I know my passion for the future is to help kids with disabilities through the education system because I know the challenges that are faced. I am grateful to the Council for a scholarship to support my plans to go to college. If I can make a difference in any way possible for someone else, that will be my dream come true.

Ellie Thompson,
2021 Council Scholarship Recipient