Bridges Resource Library

Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program

Updated as of February 5, 2024.

About the Scholarship

The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program awards four (4) 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.


  • $3,000
  • Up to four (4) awards


  1. Legally blind or low vision (acuity from 20/70 in the better eye with best possible correction, or a field no greater than 30 degrees)
  2. Full-time (12 units undergraduate/ 9 • units graduate) college/trade/vocational student for the academic year
  3. Minimum cumulative 3.2 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  4. Expected to attend the ACB National Conference and Convention (July 5-12, 2024 in Jacksonville FL). Students’ expenses will be reimbursed based upon the Board approved Reimbursement Policy.


  • March 15, 2024


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This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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