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Tackle College Costs with a Scheigert Scholarship

“Every dollar counts.” Who isn’t familiar with these words of economic wisdom applicable to any number of situations, from multi-million-dollar construction projects to family budgets and the cost of a college education? The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) is committed to helping low-vision students meet the challenges posed by these costs by offering three scholarships — one each to an incoming freshman, undergraduate and graduate student. The scholarships are valued at $3,000 for the academic year. 
Eligible applicants must be visually impaired, demonstrate a record of academic performance consistent with program criteria, and demonstrate their involvement in community service. The application window remains open until 11:59 p.m. Eastern March 15. To apply, visit, click on the Scheigert Scholarship link and follow directions for gaining access to the 2018-19 application.  Pay special attention to the guidelines, which provide essential details on eligibility requirements and application submission.  If you have questions, send an email to or call 1-844-460-0625. Recipients will attend the 2018 ACB national convention in St. Louis in July as guests of CCLVI.
Iowa Convention to Be Held in Des Moines
The 31st annual Iowa Council of the United Blind convention will be held April 13th through the 15th at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 4800 Merle Hay Road in Des Moines. Convention room rates are as follows:

  • Double queen or king executive room, $88
  • Junior or extended stay suites, $128
  • Family king suites, $148
  • Family double queen suites, $168

Rates do not include 12% tax. The deadline to receive the group rate is March 22, 2018.  To reserve your room, call (515) 278-4755 or 1-800-HOLIDAY (800-465-4329) and ask for the ICUB special rate. Our group name is ICUB Iowa Council of United Blind. A credit card is required to guarantee your overnight reservation. Cancellations will be accepted until 6 p.m. the day of the reservation.
For more information, contact Carrie Chapman via email,, or call her at (515) 657-1461.