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2013 Scholarship Application Kit

February 2013

Dear Applicant,

I am pleased to send you an application for scholarships given by the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired.  Again this year, we are providing nine $1,500 post secondary scholarships for full and part-time students enrolled or accepted in college and vocational/community school programs.   An event will be held to present these awards this summer in Sparta, WI on July 20th. The time will be announced later. Scholarship winners are expected to attend this event and we will notify you as soon as possible when we have confirmed times.

A committee reviews applications considering grades, interests and extra-curricular activities, both at school and in the community. The emphasis is on academics, especially grade point average, for both full time and part time students. All students must include a required letter of recommendation.  A “Verification of Vision Impairment” form (attached) must also be included for eligibility.  Deadline for applications is April 8, 2013. 

You will be notified by May 15, 2013 of the Committee’s decision.  Recipients and one guest per scholarship winner will be invited to attend our summer event.  (Additional guests may attend but will be asked to pay for their own meal.)

Thank you for your interest in the Council.  If you have further questions or would like scholarship information in an alternative format, please contact our office at 800-783-5213.


Loretta Himmelsbach 
Executive Director

All the information you will need can be found at this link.

2013 Scholarship Information Package