Scholarship Program

Michelle and Gary Rich with scholarship recipient Khiyani Iemaan


The Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students who are blind, visually impaired, and/or have an additional disability, and to Chicago Lighthouse employees, especially those who are disabled and/or Veterans. Applicants must  be residents from Illinois attending any school of higher education, or students from other states attending school in Illinois, to obtain accredited certifications, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees.

Since its establishment in 2004, our Scholarship Program has awarded over 750 scholarships totaling approximately one million dollars in significant funds to help students pursue their dreams of college education. Scholarship funding may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, technology, readers, books, classroom materials, on-campus housing and other educational items approved by the Scholarship Committee.

Please note that this year’s Scholarship Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2021 and will be held virtually.


To learn more about additional scholarship opportunities not offered by The Chicago Lighthouse, please visit our Resource Guide.

For more information, or to request an accommodation to complete the application, please contact:

Maureen Reid
Scholarship Coordinator
(312) 997-3655
The Chicago Lighthouse
1850 W. Roosevelt Road | Chicago, IL 60608

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