The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International offers three scholarship programs:


  1. The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program

    The deadline for applying for the Fred Scheigert Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year has passed. Please check again next year! If you have questions, please e-mail

    Awarding three (3) students an individual prize of $3,000., this competitive scholarship is available to full-time college students with low vision, chosen from among those who meet the visual acuity and academic guidelines.

    Guidelines, On-line Application, and CCLVI Scholarship Applicant Eye Report Form are available on this web site from January 1st, to 11:59 pm EST March 15th each year. The application must be completed online.

    Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time March 15th. If you have any questions about the scholarship application guidelines, please call CCLVI at (800)733-2258.

    Semi-finalists will be selected to participate in a telephone interview with committee members. Winners will be notified in late spring. Winners are expected to attend our annual meeting, which is held in conjunction with the American Council of the Blind National Convention and generally takes place the first week in July.

    Please note: The required CCLVI Scholarship Applicant Eye Report Form may be downloaded and completed after July 1st preceding the March 15th deadline.

  2. Dr. Sam Genensky Video Magnification Award

    Attention: This scholarship is currently closed as of September 13th, 2013 11:59 p.m. Eastern standard time.

    The Dr. Sam Genensky Memorial Video Magnifier award is in tribute to the inventor of the CCTV. This award provides multiple video magnifiers of varying brands and styles to students and adults demonstrating a need.  Read the guidelines here. If you have questions, please e-mail

  3. The Carl Foley Graduate Scholarship Program

    Please note: We are currently revising the requirements of this program.

    This program is for graduate students attending one of several colleges and universities which offer a degree in the field of low vision. Applicants need not be visually impaired. Application is made through the school directly.

    If your college or university has a program in hte field of low vision and is ot currently recognized, contact CCLVI so that a questionnaire can be sent to the school to determine if the program qualifies for the provisions of the Carl Foley Scholarship.