Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
177
Days
March 31 2023
Application Deadline
Yes
Renewable
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What you'll need:
  • Checkmark Other - A signed letter confirming you have been evaluated and are eligible to receive benefits from the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR); A completed, signed, and dated Medical Professional Certification Form from your physician regarding your visual and/or hearing impairment (located on the last page of the BDBG Application)
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Application Form May Be Submitted By Mail
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
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Blind or Deaf Beneficiary Grant Program

Description

This state-funded program provides financial aid to blind or deaf undergraduate or graduate students attending a postsecondary institution. First-time applicants must submit a signed letter confirming you have been evaluated and are eligible to receive benefits from the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) OR a completed, signed, and dated Medical Professional Certification Form from your physician regarding your visual and/or hearing impairment (located on the last page of the BDBG Application). Submission of applications and required materials may be made through mail or fax.

Amount Details

$500
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkRestricted to applicants that have hearing or visual disabilities
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Pennsylvania

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - A signed letter confirming you have been evaluated and are eligible to receive benefits from the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR); A completed, signed, and dated Medical Professional Certification Form from your physician regarding your visual and/or hearing impairment (located on the last page of the BDBG Application)
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Application Form May Be Submitted By Mail
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
Contact
Blind or Deaf Higher Education Beneficiary Grant (BDBG) Program
bdbg@pheaa.org
Tel: 800-692-7392
Fax: 717-720-3786 Address PHEAA, PA State Grant and Special Programs
P.O. Box 8157
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157