Provided to graduate and undergraduate students who are legally blind and studying in the field of rehabilitation and/or education of persons who are visually impaired or blind and who can additionally submit evidence of economic need. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen studying in the U.S and submit: 1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance in an accredited graduate or undergraduate training program within the field of rehabilitation and/or education of persons who are blind or visually impaired. 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.
Four scholarships of $2,500 each to undergraduates or graduates who are studying full-time in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind and/or visually impaired.
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Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: 4
Min Award: 2500
Max Award: Varies
American Foundation for the Blind
1000 Fifth Ave. Suite 350
Huntington, WV 25701
Contact Person: Attn: Tara Annis
Phone: (800) 232-5463