CNIB Master’s Scholarships help support students who are blind or partially sighted in their post-graduate studies. If you are pursuing a master's degree, we encourage you to apply!
CNIB Master's Scholarship – Multiple Scholarships
Awards are given out annually to qualified applicants pursuing a master's degree.
Am I eligible?
To be considered eligible for a CNIB post-secondary scholarship, you must be/have:
- Blind or partially sighted (i.e. best corrected visual acuity of 20/70" and/or you have a visual field of 20 degrees or narrower).
- A Canadian citizen or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to the date of application.
- A university graduate who is pursuing a Master's degree.
- Plan to study at a Canadian university, or a foreign university where a commitment to return to Canada is expressed.
- A high academic standing with demonstrated superior intellectual ability and judgment.
- Note: Preference will be given to students planning to undertake theoretical and practical research at a Canadian university.
How to apply
Scholarship applications for the 2024/25 school year will open spring 2024. Please check back then.
Applicants will be asked to complete and submit an application form, along with:
- Proof of secondary education completion (interim).
- At least two letters of references (1 academic and 1 community source). All reference letters should be on official letterhead, professional letter format and in an accessible format.
- Letter of acceptance from an accredited post-secondary institution, college or university.
- Transcript (interim).
- A short essay (two pages max) detailing how a CNIB scholarship will change what it means to be blind for you in your education.
- List of other sources of funding.