The Global Issues Division is Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Scholarship

AER’s Global Issues Division is offering a scholarship competition for students originating from areas outside of mainland United States and Canada who are obtaining post-secondary education to serve students with visual impairments in their region. 

This scholarship is open to cultural and geographical locations around the world; however, it is not open to American or Canadian students studying in or outside of their home country.

Two scholarships of $500 will be awarded to students studying to work with people who are blind and/or visually impaired. The scholarship is a restricted award and needs to be used to further the student’s education in the field of blindness and visual impairments. 

Scholarship Application
Scholarship Application (SPANISH)

If you have any questions, please contact Gina Bourgeous via email at [email protected]

The deadline for the application is Friday July 30, 2021.


Our division is proud to announce our 2020 scholarship winners!

Image of Tracey Houbert

Tracey Joubert, from South Africa, is working to complete her Masters’ degree in Orientation and Mobility from Western Michigan University. She shared, “I am an outdoor person and love mountain biking and hiking. My favorite holiday destination is spending time in the African bush where I get to practice my new hobby of wildlife photography.”

Image of Isiah Anaeze Makam

Isaiah Anaeze Makam is a student of University of Uyo in Nigeria. Among his many talents and interests, he is passionate about teaching, reading, research, administration, entertainment (especially hospitality), athletics, driving, inspiring & motivating others.

Both Tracey & Isaiah were awarded $500 scholarships to continue their education. Congratulations!


The Global Issues Division 2019 Scholarship Winner

AER’s Global Issues Division is proud to announce that Innocent Igba, from Nigeria, is the recipient of the 2019 Scholarship!