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VIOMPSP Eligibility

  • Eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or unconditionally accepted in an accredited academic program located in the United States that prepares graduates to meet the VA qualification standards for employment.
  • Education must lead to certification in one of the below areas granted by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP).
  • VIOMPSP currently offers scholarships in the following disciplines:
    • Certified Visual Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT)
    • Certified Low Vision Therapist (CLVT)
    • Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS)
    • Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists (CATIS)
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States and pass a background investigation.
Covered Expenses
  • Full-time students:
    • Tuition and required fees/Maximum $15,000 per academic year/$45,000 total award
    • Four (4) years to complete education
  • Part-time students (current VA employees only):
    • Tuition and required fees/award maximums are based on ratio of full-time attendance
    • Six (6) years to complete education