As the US changes from an industrial to a knowledge driven economy education has never been more important. This is creating more employment opportunities for blind and low vision persons. However, preparing visually-impaired students can carry added expenses due to the nature of their disability. These types of expenses include transportation, on campus guides and the cost of having someone read materials not available in accessible formats.
Program in the amount of $2000 per year is available to any legally blind Missourian pursuing a full-time course of study at the under-graduate and graduate levels and is designed to help offset just a few of these additional expenses.
All legally blind Missouri residents enrolled in or under consideration for admission to post-secondary education programs, technical school and certified training institutions.
Members of the Missouri Council of the Blind shall receive the full benefits of the scholarship program. Those who are not members shall receive 50% of the scholarship program.
The scholarship grant is not to exceed $2,000.00 for MCB members and $1,000.00 for non-members per year.
Scholarship applications are accepted between January 1 and May 1 with a limited number of scholarships are available each year.