Thursday, January 29, 2009

Scholarship opportunity for those who are legally blind

Letty sent this along to me today. I'm just posting it here to share with anyone interested.

We are receiving applications for our 2009 Scholarship and Career Awards. Please share the following information with anyone you know who may be eligible.
Five scholarships are awarded across three categories: College-Bound, Undergraduate and Graduate. The criteria for eligibility are that applicants:

- Must be legally blind (i.e., have a best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye).

- Must be US citizens, and reside and attend an accredited school in any of the following states: CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, WV and VT, or Washington, DC. Proof of citizenship will be required of all winners.
Scholarships are based on academic and personal achievements, and candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.

Previous winners (in any category) of Lighthouse Scholarships, current Lighthouse employees and members of their immediate families are ineligible.

To learn more about the Lighthouse Scholarship and Career Awards program and to download an application, please visit our web site at

The 2009 application deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2009 by 11:59pm. The application and all requested documentation must be submitted via email at

If you have any questions regarding the Scholarship and Career Awards program, please email us at

Thank you for your help with promoting our Scholarship and Career Awards program.
Rowena Saunders, MSOL
Vice President for Volunteer Resources
Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Office: 212-821-9405
Fax: 212-821-9687
Mobile: 347-573-3752

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