Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More scholarship opportunities for blind/VI undergrads and grad students

Here are some more scholarship leads for blind/visually impaired students. These are from the American Foundation for the Blind. They don't seem to have this year's application up on the Web site yet, but if you're in need of scholarships, you ought to start making a list of these and calling to find out when the application will be available. Then add it to your electronic calendar so you get a reminder to check again when it's supposed to be available.

Here's the info:

Scholarships in the Field of Rehabilitation and/or Education of Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired:







The Delta Gamma Foundation Florence Margaret Harvey Memorial Scholarship: One (1) scholarship of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind or visually impaired.






The Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship: A one-time award not open to previous recipients. It provides four (4) 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. One of these awards is reserved specifically for a student who presents proof of economic need (Student Aid Report required).






Scholarship for Engineering or Computer, Physical, or Life Sciences:






The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship: Provides one (1) scholarship of $1,000 to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical, or life sciences.






Scholarship for Literature or Music:






The R.L. Gillette Scholarship: Two (2) scholarships of $1,000 each to women who are enrolled in a full-time four-year undergraduate degree program in literature or music.






In addition to the general requirements, Gillette applicants must submit with their supporting documents:






A performance tape/CD not to exceed 30 minutes, or a creative writing sample.


The Gladys. C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship: One (1) scholarship of $1,000 given to a female undergraduate or graduate student studying classical or religious music.






In addition to the general requirements, Anderson applicants must submit with their supporting documents:






A performance tape/CD not to exceed 30 minutes.


The Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship provides one (1) scholarship of $500 to a full-time graduate student who presents evidence of economic need. (Student Aid Report required.)






The Ferdinand Torres Scholarship provides one (1) scholarship of $2,500 to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Strong preference will be given to new immigrants to the United States, and to those residing in the New York City metropolitan area. To be eligible the applicant must reside in the United States, but need not be a citizen of the United States.






In addition to the general requirements, Torres applicants must submit with their supporting documents:






Evidence of economic need


Proof of residence in the United States (e.g. telephone bill; utility bill)


Immigrants must include a description of country of origin and reason for coming to the U.S. (To be included in Part Four of the application essay.)










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