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American Nystagmus Network Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The American Nystagmus Network, Inc. (ANN) is a non-profit organization serving the needs and interests of all those affected by nystagmus. ANN has established a scholarship program specifically for students who are diagnosed with nystagmus. The scholarship’s goal is to assist students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®.  Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be one of the following:
    • A current American Nystagmus Network Student Member diagnosed with nystagmus.
    • An ANN Regular Member or family member diagnosed with nystagmus.
    • Any student diagnosed with nystagmus.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Applicants are required to provide medical certification of nystagmus diagnosis.

Students not affiliated with American Nystagmus Network may apply for the program provided students meet all other conditions for eligibility.

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award.
  • Up to five (5) awards will be granted.
  • Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.


Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • A statement regarding your challenges in living with nystagmus, and the unique ways you have developed to accommodate your vision
  • An online recommendation

Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of American Nystagmus Network play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of American Nystagmus Network. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Medical certification of nystagmus diagnosis.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than 3:00 p.m. Central Time on June 4, 2019.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

American Nystagmus Network has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!