Charles E. Leonard Memorial Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 12

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately four awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be blind or visually impaired (after best corrected vision) OR be a child of a blind or visually impaired person OR pursue a career in the education or rehabilitation of blind or visually impaired people.
  3. Must be a resident of Vermont.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  5. Must be an incoming or current undergraduate or graduate student.
  6. Must demonstrate academic achievement.

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

Description: This award is available to Vermont undergraduate and graduate students who are: blind or visually impaired (after best corrected vision); children of a blind or visually impaired person; or pursuing a career in the education or rehabilitation of blind or visually impaired people. Students must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Application requirements for the Charles E. Leonard Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Certification of blindness (if applicable)
Additional Information: This scholarship is sponsored by the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI). It was created in memory of Charles Leonard by his mother after his death in 1981. Mr. Leonard, who was blind, was an engineer at General Electric for many years and served as president of VABVI from 1978 to 1980. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited postsecondary school approved for federal Title IV funding, and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, and the application essay. There are approximately 16 applicants for this award each year.

Award Amount: $500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, February 12

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, February 12

Applications are available from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) website. Applications may be completed either online or in paper form beginning on November 1. Please note: The student is only required to submit one application for all scholarships for which he/she wishes to apply. In addition, if a particular document is required for more than one scholarship, the student need only submit one copy of that document. To apply, the student must complete and submit the VSAC Unified Scholarship Application and submit the following materials: a letter of recommendation; an essay; and official transcripts. NOTE: Required additional materials MUST conform to the detailed instructions in the VSAC Scholarships Booklet. The student is highly encouraged to review the booklet thoroughly when assembling materials. Electronic applications and any digital versions of supplemental materials must be submitted by midnight on the deadline date. Paper applications or any supplemental materials in paper form must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: -
Address: 10 E. Allen St. P.O. Box 2000 Winooski, Vermont 05404

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