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Systemwide Scholarship Opportunities

Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students 


The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students was established in 1991 by Mr. Schoettler, who was a successful businessman from Mountain View, California and blind the last eight years of his life.


Up to $10,000



  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.
  • Student must be currently enrolled in Spring 2022 and remain enrolled in at least 6.1 units in the Fall 2022 semester and in at least 6.1 units in the Spring 2023 semester.
  • Provide verification of a visual disability from a medical health professional. The disability must be such that it impedes the educational process and necessitates accommodations, support services, or programs.
Application Process

To be considered for the Schoettler Scholarship, students must submit the following documents in one email to: [email protected] by 5pm on April 29, 2022. In the subject heading type: [Student Last Name, Student First Name] - Schoettler Award

  • Applicant Information Form
  • Personal statement (word document, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, there is no page limit). The heading should include the following: student’s name, CIN#, Schoettler Scholarship, Personal Statement. The personal statement should include the following information: Background, challenges encountered, personal achievements, educational pursuits, and goals and aspirations for the future.
  • Confirmation of Visual Disability Form -Medical health professional’s verification of physical impairment or verification of visual disability, which includes the best-corrected visual acuity notations using the

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022 by 5pm