Lighthouse International Graduate Award

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 31

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Lighthouse International

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be legally blind and registered with the State Commission for the Blind.
  4. Must be a resident of Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont or Washington, D.C.
  5. Must attend college in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont or Washington, D.C.
  6. Must be a college senior or older to apply for this graduate year award.

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

Description: This award is available for U.S. college seniors or graduate students who are residents of, and attend college in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont or Washington, D.C. Students must be legally blind and registered with the State Commission for the Blind.

Application requirements for the Lighthouse International Graduate Award are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (3)
Additional Information: This award is designed to reward excellence, recognize accomplishments and to help students who are blind or partially sighted achieve their career goals.

Award Amount: $10,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Applications are available on the Lighthouse International website. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also submit the following: a personal essay, not exceeding 500 words, summarizing the applicant's academic achievement and career goals; documentation of current legal blindness verifying the candidate's vision impairment (the statement may come from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or state rehabilitation agency); documentation of the applicant's academic record and current school status (including his/her most recent transcripts and letter of acceptance into his/her chosen school or study program, when available); and letters of recommendation from two individuals other than family members, including one academic or career reference, and one personal reference. All application materials must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Gordon Rovins
Address: The Sol and Lillian Goldman Building 111 E. 59th St. New York, New York 10022

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