Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Description and Benefits: 
The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship was established in 1991 to support visually impaired CSU students by Mr. Schoettler, a successful California businessman, who was blind during the last eight years of his life. Thirty-six scholarships of $10,000 each are awarded each academic year. SF State may nominate as many candidates as it would like for consideration for this award.
Application Process: 
Applications are available through SF State's Disability Programs and Resource Center <> and the Fellowships Office. Applications must be submitted to the DPRC <>. Once approved, applications will be submitted by SF State's Fellowships Office to the CSU Foundation.
CSU undergraduate or graduate students in any discipline with a medically verified visual disability, who are enrolled in at least 6.1 units in a degree-seeking program, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8. Those who have previously been nominated or awarded the Schoettler scholarship may reapply each year they meet the qualifications.
Awardees must maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA, and be enrolled in a minimum of 6.1 units in a degree-seeking program during the academic year in which the award is received,
No citizenship requirements are associated with this program.
Program Deadline: 
Applications are accepted on a year-round basis.
More information: 

Complete applications include: an Applicant Information Form, a Personal Statement, and a Confirmation of Visual Disability Form filled out by a medical health professional.

How To Apply: 
Contact the Disability Programs and Resource Center <> for this year's application instructions and forms, and then submit your forms to the DPRC. If you would like feedback on your application essay, please contact the Fellowships Office to make an appointment with Dr. Viveros <>.