Paul W. Ruckes Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Paul W. Ruckes Scholarship provides one (1) grant of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student who is blind or visually impaired pursuing a degree in engineering, computer, physical, or life sciences. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen and submit:  1. Written documentation of a visual impairment from an ophtalmologist     or optometrist.  Applicant need not be legally blind.  2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,


Num Awards: 1

Min Award: 1000

Max Award:

Deadline: 2022-04-30


Sponsoring Organization American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza Suite 300
New York, NY 10001

Contact Person: Michael Sylvie

Phone: 212-502-7661

Fax: 212-502-7771