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Offered by Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
The Blind or Deaf Beneficiary Grant Program is a state-funded program that provides financial aid to blind or deaf Pennsylvania residents who are currently attending a postsecondary institution. To apply, first-time applicants must submit a signed letter confirming that they have been evaluated and are eligible to receive benefits from the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) OR a completed, signed, and dated Medical Professional Certification Form from your physician regarding your visual and/or hearing impairment (located on the last page of the BDBG Application). All applicants, including renewal ones, however, must submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
If you’re a blind or deaf Pennsylvania resident and post-secondary student, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, has evolved into one of the nation's leading student aid organizations. Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
College & Graduate Students
In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and written documentation of their visual or hearing impairment.
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