Yes, you read that right – ACB’s scholarship application for the 2017-2018 school year is available now.
The American Council of the Blind annually awards approximately 20 scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $2,500 to entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate students who are legally blind in both eyes, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community.
Applications may be submitted now; all materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 15, 2017. Incomplete forms will not be processed or considered.
What other documentation do you need?
· Certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or physician. (This hard-copy letter may be mailed).
· Certified transcripts from the school you are currently attending. Entering freshmen, please include high-school transcripts; graduate students, please include undergraduate transcripts. Unless extenuating circumstances exist, a 3.3 cumulative grade point average is required. (This hard-copy letter may be mailed.)
· 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 e-mailed separately to [email protected] .)
· 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 only; send via e-mail to [email protected] .)
To read the scholarship guidelines and complete an online application, visit www.acb.org/scholarship-application.
If you are interested in applying, or know someone who is, please contact Dee Theien by phone, (612) 332-3242, or by e-mail, [email protected], for more information.