R.L. Gillette Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Offered to WOMEN who are legally blind and enrolled in a four-year undergraduate degree program in literature or music.  To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen, and submit:  1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A sample performance tape (not to exceed 30 minutes) or a creative writing sample 6. 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,


Num Awards: 2

Min Award: 1000

Max Award: 1,000

Deadline: 2022-04-30


Sponsoring Organization American Foundation for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121

Contact Person:

Phone: (212) 502-7600

Fax: (888) 545-8331