Apply for the $2,000 Friends-in-Art Scholarship
Friends-in-Art (FIA), a nonprofit organization with the mission of creating spaces where visually impaired artists and audiences thrive and an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), offers an annual $2,000 scholarship to college students who are legally blind.
If you are a high school senior or a college student engaged in the fields of music, art, drama, graphic arts, and/or creative writing, and are blind or visually impaired, we encourage you to apply!
In addition to being legally blind, applicants must:
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA;
- Be a full-time student or work 32 or more hours per week while attending college part-time; and
- Be involved in their school/local community.
To find out more, or to apply, visit https://acb.org/scholarships.
Be sure to highlight your arts-related activities while completing the application form so that we will know you are interested in applying for the FIA scholarship. Please also note that completion of the application process will make you potentially eligible for other ACB scholarships.
Deadline: February 14, 2023
Please direct any questions to Peter Altschul, FIA Scholarship Chair, at [email protected].
Apply Now for the Samuel Genensky - Carl Foley Magnification Award!
CCLVI will award 4 iPads to individuals with low vision.
This annual award is in honor of Samuel Genensky, an innovator in low vision technology who was the founding president of CCLVI, and Carl Foley, a very caring distributor of magnification devices, who attended many ACB conventions, and took great care in providing the correct magnification device for each person he served.
The iPad can be used as a magnification device, and would allow for more independence in everyday magnification and as a portable CCTV with the built-in camera and a free downloadable app called Mag Light.
Applications will be accepted from Thursday, March 16th through Monday, May 1st at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. For more information, visit https://cclvi.info/magnifier/.