BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABILITY FOR 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR
The Blinded Veterans
Association (BVA) will award 7 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.
There will be six (6) scholarships for $2,000 each available through the
Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program and one (1) for $1,000 offered through
the Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Committee will
choose seven 7 recipients and three alternates. This is the 32nd
year of the program.
grandchildren, and spouses of blinded veterans to include Active Duty blinded
service members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for the
scholarships. The veteran must be legally blind; the blindness may either
be service‑connected or non‑service connected. The veteran need not be a
member of the Blinded Veterans Association. Additionally, to be eligible
for the scholarship, an applicant must have been accepted for admission, or
already be enrolled, as a full-time student in an accredited institution of
higher education, or business, secretarial or vocational training school.
The scholarships are intended
to be used to defray a student's educational expenses, including tuition, books
and other academic fees. Scholarship payments will be made by the BVA
directly to the educational institution.
Applications for the scholarship
may be obtained from our website: www.bva.org/services.html. Requests can also be
made by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing your
request to: Blinded Veterans
Association, 125 N. West Street, 3rd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Completed applications and supporting materials must be
returned to the BVA by no later than Friday, April 15, 2016 to qualify
for the 2015-2016 academic year scholarship program. Due to time constraints related to processing the applications
for the Scholarship Committee's review, applications arriving subsequent to the
aforementioned deadline WILL NOT be accepted.
Scholarships will be awarded
on a "most-highly-qualified" basis utilizing the following criteria:
answers to questions in the application form; transcripts of high school and/or
college records; three letters of reference; and a 300-word-essay on the
applicant's post-education, lifetime career goals and aspirations.
Each scholarship is awarded
for one year only. Applicants are advised that the number of scholarships
a recipient may receive under each program will be limited to four (4).
The Blinded Veterans
Association is a national non‑profit organization concerned with the welfare of
blinded veterans. Founded in 1945 by a group of veterans who were blinded
in World War II, the BVA is chartered by the U. S. Congress and
serves as the official representative of blinded veterans throughout the United
States. The Blinded Veterans Association has been providing service to
blinded veterans for over 69 years.
Ms. Tam Emanuel
F. Gruber Scholarship Program
Blinded Veterans Association
125 N. West Street, 3rdFloor
Alexandria, VA 22314
(202) 371-8880 x3319