Wisconsin Teacher of the Visually Impaired Loan

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Awarded By

State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

Award Amount

This program provides forgivable loans of up to $10,000 per year, and renewable for up to a total overall maximum of $40,000.


The number of awards offered varies annually. In the 2012-2013 academic year, there were 13 awards given.

Additional Information

The Teacher of the Visually Impaired Loan Program provides loans to Wisconsin resident undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time at an in-state or eligible out-of-state institution in a program that prepares them to be licensed as teachers of the visually impaired or as orientation and mobility instructors. Recipients must agree to be a licensed teacher or an orientation or mobility instructor in a Wisconsin school district, the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired or a cooperative educational service agency. For each of the first two years the student teaches and meets the eligibility criteria, 25 percent of the loan is forgiven. For the third year, 50 percent is forgiven. If the student does not teach and meet the eligibility criteria, the loan must be repaid at an interest rate of 5 percent.

Deadline Info

Additional information about this award is available from the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (WIHEAB) website. To apply, interested students must file the Free Application for Federal Stude ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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