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Kathern F. Gruber & Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Program


Deadline Date: Apr 15th, 2016
Posted Date: Oct 24th, 2011



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.

Dependent children, 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: temanuel@bva.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.

Contact Information
Ms. Tam Emanuel
Scholarship Coordniator
Kathryn F. Gruber Scholarship Program
Blinded Veterans Association
125 N. West Street, 3rdFloor
Alexandria, VA 22314
(202) 371-8880 x3319
Website: www.bva.org

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