Help America See Scholarship for A Blind Student

Opportunity for legaly bling students.

Overview:
The purpose of this scholarship is to help students who are blind reach their full potential. This will further allow the students to build confidence and self-esteem as they prepare to begin their college education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school senior
  • Legally blind
  • Attending college or a voctional school

How to Apply:
Email:

  • Application(online)
  • A 500-1500 word essay, single spaced in 12 pt arial font. Should include but not limited to:
  • What is blindness and how does it apply to you?
  • How have your peers and teachers supported your academic achievements?
  • How has blindness affected your productivity in school?
  • What challenges do you face as a blind student? How are you overcoming those challenges?
  • What accessibility aids do you feel have or will increase your ability to learn?
  • List the ways accessibility aids will improve your education, work and social goals.
  • Explain what new activities you will engage in or pursue during college.
  • How do you expect your life to change once you start college and pursue your career goals?
  • Do you think your social, educational, work, and interpersonal relationships will be different?
  • What are you looking to accomplish with your college degree in your life and how this award will help you achieve your goals for the future?
  • How will you advocate for self-determination for students and other individuals who are blind?
  • Photo of applicant
  • A letter signed by Ophthalmologist/Optometrist stating level of blindness
  • Letter of Determination of Legally Blind status from state and/or federal government
  • Copy of college or vocational school acceptance letter
  • A signed photo release form if under 18 years old
  • Two letters of Reccomendation

For more information and how to apply, please visit: https://www.foundationforsightandsound.org/scholarships/
This is an external scholarship opportunity, not associated with the CSUCI Foundation, and this posting is for informational purposes only.

Award
$1,000
Deadline
05/25/2023