About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This is a state program, created by the state of Texas, started to help enable blind and deaf students to attend public colleges universities in the state of Texas. 


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • Applicants should apply for this award by providing his/her college registrar from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services of status as a blind or deaf person.

  • The applicant should provide a written statement indicating which degree program will be pursued, academic transcripts, recommendation letter


How much the scholarship award amounts to?

The award will provide an exemption from the payment of all dues, fees, and enrollment charges. The awards provided can be renewed.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • An applicant has to demonstrate high moral character.

  • A student must be a legal citizen of the United States and be a resident of Texas.

  • Applicant has to meet entrance requirements for Texas public colleges/universities.

  • An applicant has to submit certification of deafness or blindness from the appropriate state vocational rehabilitation agency.

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