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The Emma Freeman College Scholarship Fund was established through the San Antonio Lighthouse in 1970 to afford students who are blind/legally blind the opportunity to obtain a college education.

Scholarships are awarded annually in the spring and applicable to one year or two semesters. Previous recipients must reapply each year in order to be considered for a scholarship.

Find and complete application here.

1. Submit application in full and by deadline;
2. Applicant must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher;
3. Provide documented proof of blindness (20/200) or visual impairment (20/70) from an optometrist or ophthalmologist;
4. Awards will be based on full-time status (12 hours undergraduate and 9 hours graduate) and pro-rated if hours are fewer;
5. Must be a Texas resident;
6. Must be attending or applying to an accredited university or certified vocational school;
7. Sign Release of Information Form.

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