Recognizing outstanding student achievements

For much of our history, the Council has provided academic scholarships to support students living with vision loss who want to enhance their education and achieve their professional goals. Since the program’s inception, these scholarships have supported hundreds of students with thousands of dollars in awards, breaking down barriers to success in postsecondary education and employment.

Congratulations to the 2022 Council Scholarship recipients!

Headshot of Saree Behm

Saree Behm

Portrait of Grace Caine

Grace Caine

Portrait of Jada Clark

Jada Clark

Portrait of Lewa Diarra

Lewa Diarra
University of Minnesota

Headshot of Lindsey Fritz

Lindsey Fritz
Madison College

Headshot of Kaylee Mueller

Kaylee Mueller
UW-Green Bay

Portrait of Nathan Schmitt

Nathan Schmitt
Milwaukee Area Technical College

Headshot of George Tuttle

George Tuttle
Carroll University

Recognition Event

We hosted a short virtual program honoring this year’s scholarship recipients on Thursday, June 2. 

You are invited to watch the recorded event via YouTube.



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 mid-February with a submission deadline in April.

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