Florida Council of the Blind Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 24

Sunday
Awarded By:

Florida Council of the Blind

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Four awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be legally blind. The applicant must have vision in the better eye of no more than 20/200 with corrective lenses OR may have vision greater than 20/200 in the better eye but with a restricted field of vision of no more than 20 degrees.
  3. Must be a Florida resident.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  5. Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma to apply for this undergraduate and graduate award. (High school students who are graduating this term may also apply.) The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university or be accepted for enrollment.
  6. Full-time applicants must carry at least 12 credit hours per semester/quarter. Part-time applicants must carry a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester/quarter.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for legally blind students residing in Florida who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a postsecondary educational program at the undergraduate or graduate levels.

Application requirements for the Florida Council of the Blind Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Resume (work/activities)
  • Cert. of blindness
Additional Information: The Gayle M. Krause-Edwards Scholarship, awarded under this program, is awarded to a student with a minimum of a 3.2 grade point average. The recipient of this award must exhibit outstanding academic and leadership achievements, and have completed at least one semester in college. Additional awards will be provided to full time students in honor of Teresa Blessing and Timothy Turpin. Students attending part time will be considered for the Bobbie Probst Scholarship.

Award Amount: $1,500 annually for the Gayle M. Krause-Edwards award, $1,000 for the Teresa Blessing Scholarship, $1,000 annually for the Timothy Turpin Scholarship, and $500 annually for the Bobbie Probst Scholarship which is awarded to a part-time student. These awards are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 24

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 24

Applications are available on the Florida Council of the Blind (FCB) website. In addition to the completed application form, each applicant must submit the following: two letters of recommendation; a sealed official transcript from his/her current school or most recently attended school; a list of any part- or full-time employment; a list of any major outside activities (school, church, community, e.g., sports, organizations, recreation, etc.); and a narrative statement regarding vocational objectives and outlook for employment in his/her chosen field, including a description of any awards or scholarships he/she has received or that are pending. Part-time students must also include an explanation for part-time status (e.g., employed student, family responsibilities, etc.). Please note: The student must have the 'Certification of Visual Status' section of the application completed by an ophthalmologist, optometrist, physician, agency executive serving the blind or other competent authority. This section must be sent by the entity completing it directly to the FCB. All applications must be submitted online or emailed to the listed address, and all supporting materials must be sent to the address provided, and must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Sheila Young
Address: 2304 Amherst Ave. Orlando, Florida 32804

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