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: 
1. Download application instructions and forms from SF State's Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. A hard copy of the application, including supporting materials, must be submitted to the DPRC: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. 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 Application Checklist (signed off on by DPRC, Financial Aid and the Registrar's Office), Applicant Information Form, Personal Statement, and Confirmation of Visual Disability Form filled out by a medical health professional.
Download San Francisco State University's Schoettler Application Fact Sheet, Checklist, and Applicant Information Form, from the Disability Programs and Resource Center's Schoettler page: 
How To Apply: 
For this year's application instructions and forms, visit the Disability Programs and Resource Center dedicated site for the Schoettler, 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: