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The Houston Council of the Blind (“HCB”) being devoted to the educational and social needs of the blind and visually impaired is pleased to offer its Fall scholarships: Houston Council of the Blind Scholarship and The Robert L. Bartlett Scholarship ($500.00 scholarship available for students majoring in Computer Science, Information Technology and related fields)

REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must:

MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AND MAIL OR SEND VIA COURIER THE COMPLETED APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ON THE APPLICATION NO LATER THAN JULY 1 (must be clearly dated); and

1. Be legally blind or blind (Documentation is required certifying vision impairment by a licensed professional such as a doctor or a vocational rehabilitation counselor);

2. Reside in the greater Houston area or surrounding counties; 

3. Plan to attend and be accepted for admission or enrollment at a college or vocational trade school full-time -minimum of twelve (12) hours, or be a post graduate student completing required course work in furtherance of a degree, or be a graduate student enrolled in a certified graduate program. 

4. Have a cumulative GPA (high school or college) of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale or equivalent); and

5. Submit the following supporting materials to the HCB Scholarship Committee (please mail to the address listed on the application) Postmarked or stamped NO LATER THAN JULY 1.

• Copy of high school transcript -of each high school if more than one was attended, and a copy of your acceptance letter to your college or vocational or trade school (if you have completed at least one semester of college or you are a college graduate, then you may, but do not have to, submit your high school transcripts or a college acceptance letter (please see below);

• If you have earned any college or vocational school credits already, please submit copies of your academic transcript(s) from ALL post-secondary schools attended;

• 2 letters of recommendation not more than 1 year old.

• Documentation certifying vision impairment by a licensed professional such as a doctor or a vocational rehabilitation counselor; and

• Completed Houston Council of the Blind (“HCB”) Scholarship application 

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED ***  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND POSTMARKED or certified as shipped BY JULY 31.

Applicants will be considered on the basis of academic achievement, community service, and financial need.  All decisions will be made and recipients notified by August 15.

The scholarships will be presented at the September meeting of the Houston Council of the Blind. 

Yours truly, 
Karen Sprague
Chair of the Scholarship Committee


To apply for one of our scholarships, download the application (MS Word format)

2018 HCB Scholarship Application in large print


 

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