The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students was established to expand the existing financial aid program for visually impaired students in all CSU campuses. Mr. Schoettler was a businessman from Mountain View, California who was himself blind. Traditionally, 36 scholarships of $6,000 each are awarded each academic year to applicants who have a visual disability and able to provide a physician's verification of this medical status. SF State applicants must be enrolled full-time (at least 6.1 units), be an undergraduate or graduate student in any major field with a minimum GPA of 2.8, and remain a full-time student with a minimum 2.8 GPA during the academic year in which the award is received. Applicants must also document financial need: domestic students must file a FAFSA; alternative methods of documenting financial need are available to international students. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis. The priority deadline for funding in the next academic year, however, is usually in early Spring. Completed applications must be submitted to the Disability Programs and Resource Center per the instructions on the Scholarship Fact Sheet and Application Checklist. Contact the DPRC for more information: https://access.sfsu.edu/scholarships/dms.
How To Apply:
The Disability Programs and Resource Center provides applicants with application materials and information on this scholarship. Applicants who would like feedback on their materials may consult with the DPRC or make an appointment with the fellowship advisor.