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California State University East Bay

CSU Foundation- Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

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10000 USD
United States
Application deadline


California State University East Bay is proud to support future students with extensive financial aid programs. Over 72% of students at CSUEB receive some form of financial aid. 


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The CSU Foundation- Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students is a CSU systemwide scholarship, offered to all 23 CSU campuses.

It was established in 1991 by Mr. Schoettler, who was a successful businessman from Mountain View, California and blind the last eight years of his life. 

Applicable programmes


The scholarship offers a $10,000 amount, to help you with your studies.


  • Be currently enrolled in 6.1 units or more as a CSU undergraduate or graduate student in any major field and must remain enrolled in 6.1 units or more during the academic year in which the award is received
  • Currently have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale (and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale during the academic year in which the award is received).
  • Have a visual disability and provide verification from a medical health professional, which includes the best corrected visual acuity notations. (Please note that the disability must be such that it impedes the educational process and necessitates accommodations, support services, or programs.)
  • Students who have previously been nominated and/or awarded the Schoettler scholarship may continue to apply each year they meet the qualifications.

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline


Personal Statement (300 word count for each):

1.    What experience has impacted your personal growth?

2.    Tell us about a time you failed. What did you learn from that experience?

3.    Why are you pursuing your major? How does it relate to your career aspirations?

4.    Provide an example of service beyond the classroom (i.e., have you taken on significant family obligations, helped others in a specific way, been involved in political action, worked/volunteered/interned at a particular organization, etc.).

Why is this example significant to you?

This scholarship is open year round, until all 43 scholarships have been awarded and will disburse in the current academic year


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