American Council of the Blind Scholarship

The American Council of the Blind has a great opportunity for students who are legally blind to earn a scholarship, whether you are going to a technical college, an entering freshman, undergraduate or a graduate student. Over $45,000 in scholarships are awarded to students each year. To be eligible, you need to be legally blind in both eyes, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and be involved in your school/local community.

Annual Amount

Varies

Additional Selection Criteria

To be eligible,

  • You need to be legally blind in both eyes.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Be involved in your school/local community.

Application Process

1. Certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or physician. (This hard copy letter may be mailed.)

2. Certified transcripts from the school you are currently attending. Entering freshmen, please include high school transcripts; graduate students, please include undergraduate transcripts. Unless extenuating circumstances exist, a 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required. (This hard copy letter may be mailed.)

3. Two letters of recommendation from a current or recent instructor, career counselor or employer. (Microsoft Word or Rich Text formats will only be accepted and can be emailed separately to: dtheien@acb.org.)

4. Proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school. Entering and transferring students must submit a notice or letter from the admissions office certifying acceptance or consideration for admission. If not available at the time the application is submitted, it must be submitted as soon as it is available. Students continuing at the same school attended during 2017/2018 do not need to submit this document. (Microsoft Word or Rich Text formats are preferred and can be emailed separately to dtheien@acb.org.)

Completed application supplements (only) that are not able to be emailed must be postmarked no later than Thursday, February 15, 2018.


Deadline

February 15, 2018

For the application or more information go to:
http://www.acb.org/scholarship-application