Help America See Scholarship for A Blind Student

Opportunity for legaly bling students.

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:

  • 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

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This is an external scholarship opportunity, not associated with the CSUCI Foundation, and this posting is for informational purposes only.