ACBNY 2022 Scholarship Application

ACBNY 2022 Scholarship Application

The American Council of the Blind of New York, Inc. (ACBNY) is proud to

award a one thousand dollar ($1000) scholarship and a five hundred dollar ($500) scholarship to qualified, deserving students.

Scholarship recipients must attend the annual ACBNY State Convention in Albany NY the weekend of September 29th-Oct.2nd, 2022. Expenses for travel, lodging and meals will be covered by ACBNY.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

• Provide evidence of legal blindness in accordance with the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) criteria:

• Provide evidence of enrollment and good standing (passing grades) in a college, tech or trade school or other training program following high school graduation;

• Present three (3) letters of recommendation (cannot be a family member);

• Provide evidence of community involvement. This may be documented via one of your recommendation letters. Said letter or document must be clearly marked as such;

• Compose a 1000 word essay per the instructions below;

• All finalists must participate in an interview process;

• Applications and all documentation may be submitted by web-form, email or by regular mail in print or braille by June 15, 2022.

*ACBNY will not accept handwritten documents or incomplete application packages.