Apply for the $1,500 Friends-In-Art Annual Scholarship
Friends-in-Art (FIA), a nonprofit organization with the mission of creating spaces where visually impaired artists and audiences thrive, offers an annual $1,500 scholarship to college students who are legally blind and live in North America.
If you are a high school senior or a college student planning to, or currently majoring in the field of music, art, drama, or creative writing, and are blind or visually impaired, we encourage you to apply!
Note: Legal blindness is defined as an individual who has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the corrected eye and/or 20 degrees or less visual field in the corrected eye.
To apply, please go to www.friendsinart.com and complete the application and upload/mail the required materials, including documentation of visual impairment from a medical professional or vocational rehabilitation counselor, per the directions on the form, by June 15, 2021.
Please direct any questions to Peter Altschul, FIA’s scholarship chair, via email at [email protected].
ACB of Ohio Offers Scholarships
The American Council of the Blind of Ohio offers six scholarships each academic year. The application and reference forms may be downloaded from www.acbohio.org, or requested by calling our office at (614) 261-3561 or 1-800-835-2226. We have scholarships for entering freshmen, undergraduates, and graduate students. An applicant must be an Ohio resident or attend an Ohio school in a two-year or more post-secondary degree program, be legally blind (except for the Nola Webb-McKinney Scholarship), have a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be willing to attend the 2021 ACB-Ohio convention. Send the completed application packet to ACB-Ohio Scholarship Committee, 3805 N. High Street, Suite 305, Columbus, OH 43214, or via e-mail to [email protected] with “Scholarship Application” in the subject field. The application deadline is Aug. 1.