AFB 2016 Scholarship
The American Foundation for Blind is an organization that works with individuals who are blind or visually impaired have access to the information, technology, education, and legal resources they need to live independent and productive lives. The AFB 2016 Scholarship requires that the applicant write several essays, submit official transcripts and two (2) letters of recommendation.
There are 7 scholarships that make up the program (see below).
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You must be legally blind. This can be documented by a recently signed letter on a single page of official stationery from an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or state or private agency for the blind, certifying that you are legally blind. No other statements, medical reports, or affidavits will be accepted.
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:
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.
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 music performance on CD 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 music performance on CD.
The Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship provides one (1) scholarship of $500 to a full-time graduate student.
The Ferdinand Torres Scholarship provides one (1) scholarship of $3,500 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.