Are you a student who needs some financial relief? The American Council of the Blind is providing an opportunity to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community. The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people. The twenty lucky winners will receive scholarships approximately amount ranging $1,000 to $4,000.
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) was founded in 1961 but many of its state affiliates and local chapters have a history that can be traced back to the 1880s.
The scholarships are open for vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community.
How to Apply:
Candidate can apply only online for the scholarship. The link is http://www.acb.org/scholarship-application
Include the following with your completed application:
- Autobiographical sketch (details found in online application)
- Certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or physician.
- Certified transcripts from the school you are currently attending. Entering freshmen, include high school transcripts; graduate students, include undergraduate transcripts. Unless extenuating circumstances exist, a 3.3 cumulative grade point average is required
- Two letters of recommendation from a current or recent instructor, career counselor or employer. (Only Microsoft Word or rich text formats will be accepted; they may be emailed separately to dtheien-at-acb.org.)
- Proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school. Entering and transferring students must submit a notice or letter from the admissions office certifying acceptance or consideration for admission. If not available at the time the application is submitted, it must be submitted as soon as it is available. Students continuing at the same school attended during 2016-17 do not need to submit this document. (Microsoft Word or rich text formats are preferred, and can be emailed separately to dtheien-at-acb.org.)
Completed application supplements (only) that are not able to be emailed:
American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program,
Attn: Dee Theien
6300 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Financial Aid and Award Money:
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately twenty scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $4,000 respectively for winning candidates.
The closing date for applications is 11:59 p.m. Eastern on February 15, 2017.
Link for More Information:
If you have any question, email at dtheien-at-acb.org.