The Lader Family Scholarship Celebration

Lader Family Scholarship Program logo. Image is of a lighthouse graphic with a graduation cap/tassle on

The Lader Family Scholarship Program is open to residents of Illinois who are blind or visually impaired, as well as Chicago Lighthouse employees who are blind, visually impaired, have another disability, or are Veterans. Since its establishment in 2004, our Scholarship Program has awarded over 775 scholarships totaling approximately one million dollars in significant funds to help students pursue their dreams of college and post-graduate education.

Recipients of the Lader Family Scholarship gather for a photo together on the patio of The Chicago Lighthouse.

The 2024 scholarship recipients and supporters will gather at the Lighthouse to celebrate the pursuit of their educational goals and enjoy treats generously provided by Scooters Custard.


To learn more about making a gift to support one of our scholars, please contact Lora Nickels at or (312) 997-3643.

To learn more about applying for one of our scholarships, please contact Maureen Reid at or (312) 997-3655.


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