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Each year, the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired allocates funds to provide scholarships for full and part-time, blind or visually impaired post-secondary students enrolled or accepted in college and vocational/community school programs. This year, the Council is thrilled to offer 10 scholarships for $2,000 each.

Applicants must be Wisconsin residents who are high school graduates or returning students, carrying a full load of classes as defined by the institution they will attend, and have an accumulated GPA of at least 2.5. Part-time students must verify their courses and schedules. All applicants must have identified goals for the future, including eventual employment, and they must meet other scholarship requirements.

A scholarship application kit with guidelines is available on the Council’s web site: The deadline to submit all materials is April 10, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, and an awards ceremony will take place at a Council event on May 30 in the Madison area.

The Council wishes all Wisconsin post-secondary students the best of luck as they begin or continue their exciting academic careers and plan for gainful employment after graduation. 

The mission of the Council is to promote the dignity and independence of the people in Wisconsin who are blind or visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation, and educating the general public. To learn more about the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, visit, its Facebook page, or Twitter (@TheCouncilWI).