CNIB Scholarships will be awarded to Canadian students who are blind or partially sighted for the purpose of attending a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Students who submit an application are automatically entered into competition for all CNIB Scholarships. Each applicant must submit only one completed application form to be considered for all available scholarships.

Recipients will be determined by the CNIB Scholarship Selection Committee in accordance with its application procedures.​

Amount of Award

CNIB Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.​ •CNIB Scholarships: ($3000 scholarships) CNIB Scholarships are awarded to students who are blind or partially sighted and who demonstrate amazing courage, determination and passion in fighting for their independence and future.


Students should have a high degree of motivation and independence, a reasonable level of achievement, and find the scholarship of assistance. Students must be:

•Blind or partially sighted (less than 20/70 corrected);

•A secondary school graduate entering post-secondary education;

•A Canadian citizen or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to the date of application.

Application Process

To be considered eligible for the scholarship program students must submit the following documentation no later than June 30:

•A completed application form;

•Eye report from an Optometrist/Ophthalmologist

•At least one letter of reference from a teacher or  school official;

•An indication of graduation from a secondary education program and;

•Please enclose an essay of not more than two pages on the topic “My abilities vs. my disability”.

Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Applications will be accepted by mail, fax, or electronic format. They must be received no later than June 30. Download the CNIB Scholarship application form​.