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National Help America See Scholarship for A Blind Student

$1,000

March 26, 2019

Awards Available: 1

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The scholarship is open nationally to high school seniors who are considered legally blind and have low vision or are visually impaired, requiring the use of visual aid(s), other than the use of eyeglasses, in their daily life. The purpose of this scholarship is to help students with visual challenges reach their full potential. This will further allow the students to build confidence and self-esteem as they prepare to begin their college or vocational school education. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by an independent group of judges to be determined by the Foundation For Sight & Sound, a 501c3 Not for Profit Corporation.

    The scholarship will award one student per school year with $500 towards the student's college or vocational school of choice and ZoomText Screen Enhancement software. The essay should highlight the student's creativity, research and life experiences. It must also include, but is not limited to, responses to the following questions that pertain to student's situation:

    -What is blindness and how does it apply to you?
    -How have your peers and teachers supported your academic achievements?
    -How has blindness affected your productivity in school?
    -What challenges do you face as a blind student? How are you overcoming those challenges?
    -What accessibility aids do you feel have or will increase your ability to learn?
    -List the ways accessibility aids will improve your education, work and social goals.
    -Explain what new activities you will engage in or pursue during college.
    -How do you expect your life to change once you start college and pursue your career goals?
    -Do you think your social, educational, work, and interpersonal relationships will be different?
    -What are you looking to accomplish with your college degree in your life and how this award
    will help you achieve your goals for the future?
    -How will you advocate for self-determination for students and other individuals who are blind?

    All essays must be between 500-1,500 words, single-spaced in 12-point Arial font with 1" margins.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Mitchel Shapiro
  • P.O. Box 1245
  • Smithtown, NY 11787
  • info@fssny.org
  • tel: 631-366-3461
  • fax: 631-360-1998

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