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Scholarships for People with Albinism

Take a look at the scholarship opportunities that are made possible through NOAH and its partners.

Space Camp Scholarship for Students with Albinism

NOAH offers scholarships to the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. This is an opportunity for children with albinism to attend this one-of-a-kind camp.

Eligible students must be at least 10 years old and in the 4th grade or higher.

Michael J. McGowan Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a NOAH member with albinism who resides in the U.S. or Canada and is enrolled in an undergraduate program in the U.S. or Canada. The intent is to enhance educational opportunities for students with albinism while celebrating dedication and outstanding leadership qualities.

Learn more and apply for the McGowan Leadership Scholarship today!

Outside Scholarships:

#RAREis Scholarship Fund

The EveryLife Foundation typically announces their yearly #RAREis Scholarship fund each Spring, and notifies applicants if they are recipients or non-recipients in Summer.

Who is eligible?

  • Any rare disease patient pursuing accredited classes at any stage in their life
  • Full-time, part-time or trade school students
  • Non-traditional students (students do NOT need to be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree)
  • The #RAREis Scholarship is available for any rare disease patient who is age 17 or older and has a US residency. This scholarship is not degree specific or dependent on a four-year of two-year degree program, students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited course(s) for Fall Semester.

If finances have held you back from taking that class you’ve always wanted, now is the time to go back to school and pursue those dreams.

Learn More & Apply

American Council of the Blind Scholarship

The American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program was established in 1982. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) in partnership with other organizations and individuals offers educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for entering freshman, undergraduate and graduate students, and those attending technical college. 

This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board and other additional costs associated with assistive technology.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student or a part-time student who works at least 32 hours per week, and be involved in their school and local community. Scholarships are awarded to students who attend post-secondary institutions in the United States.

In 2022, ACB awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to 21 individuals.

To learn more about ACB scholarships, visit:

For more information, please contact Nancy Feela in the ACB National Office at (612) 332-3242 or (800) 866-3242.

Team See Possibilities

Team See Possibilities is inspiring and empowering young people with vision loss to thrive. They offer scholarships up to $5,000 for post-secondary education to alleviate part of the financial burden for students who are blind.

To be eligible to apply for an award, you must:

  • be a graduating high school Senior, or be pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree, or Professional Trade at a Vocational or Trade School.
  • be considered legally blind as defined in the Supplemental Security Income program, under Title XVI of the Social Security Act, which currently states:
    • “(2) An individual shall be considered to be blind for the purposed of this title if he has central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens. An eye which has a limitation in the field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees should also be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.”

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NOTE: NOAH provides this information solely as a convenience to the albinism community. NOAH has no relationship with these scholarships, nor any responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites.