AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
OF NEW YORK, INC.
AN AFFILIATE OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND, WASHINGTON, D.C.
A SELF-HELP ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO
IMPROVING THE LIFESTYLE AND INDEPENDENCE
OF THE BLIND
RE: 2016 Scholarship Announcement and Application
To: All Eligible Students
The American Council of the Blind of New York, Inc. (ACBNY) is proud to award a five hundred dollar ($500) scholarship to a deserving student. The winner will be expected to attend our annual state convention in Buffalo, New York, the weekend of October 23-25, 2016. Expenses for travel, lodging and meals will be covered by ACBNY.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
ü Be legally blind in accordance with the NYSCB criteria (see NYSCB website);
ü Be enrolled and in good standing (passing grades) in college, tech or trade school or other training program following high school graduation;
ü Present three (3) letters of recommendation (cannot be a family member); and
ü Show proof of community involvement. You can use the same letter or documentation for your proof and a letter of recommendation. Said letter or document must be clearly marked as such.
ü Applications and all documentation may be submitted by email or by regular mail in braille or large print by September 1, 2016.
All applicants must provide:
Ø Name (first and last)
Ø City, State and Postal Code
Ø Phone number
Ø Email address
Ø Date of Birth
Ø Best way to contact you
must write an essay of no more than one thousand (1000) words covering the
following three topics:
All applicants should be aware that the top three submissions will be followed with a telephone interview by three (3) scholarship committee members.
Applications must be e-mailed to the scholarship committee chairperson, Karen Blachowicz by September 1, 2016 at:
or mailed (postmarked no later than Sept. 1 2016) to:
Karen Blachowicz 29 Meridian St Depew NY 14043.
If you have any questions please contact Karen Blachowicz at Karenabc1970@live.com or 716-681-2730.
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