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CNIB Master’s Scholarships

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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!

Scholarships available:

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. your visual acuity is 20/200 or less in both eyes after correction, 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

Submit your completed application form, along with:

  • Applicant’s complete curriculum vitae.
  • Letter of acceptance from institution where advance training will be taken.
  • One letter of reference.
  • Official transcripts (from University for evidence of applicant’s academic standing at graduate level).

Scholarship applications for the 2023/24 school year will open spring 2023. Please check back then.


For more information about CNIB's scholarship program, please email