About the Scholarship

Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship is accredited by the American Foundation for the Blind. The foundation was established in the year 1921 to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. We mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data. 

Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates or graduates who are studying full-time in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind and/or visually impaired.


What are the requirements needed while applying for this scholarship?

  • A letter of reference must be submitted by the students applying for this scholarship.

  • A current official transcript to be submitted by the applicants.

  • Students are required to submit two letters of recommendation from academic advisors, teachers, rehabilitation counselors, or other professionals.

  • The understudies applying for this award must present a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

  • All the applications and other materials are to be submitted on an electronic form.


Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $2500 annually, which is non-renewable.

  • A total of 4 awards are offered by this scholarship each year depending on the availability of funds and students meeting their requirements.


Deadline info

The applications are to be presented before the end of April 01, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application, and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other information are accessible online on the American Foundation for the Blind website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • Must be legally blind (i.e., have best-corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye).

  • Must major in rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

  • This award is for U.S. students

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