Who Is Eligible:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and reside and attend school in any of the following states: CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, WV, and VT, or Washington, DC. Proof of citizenship will be required of all winners.
Applicants must be legally blind (i.e., have a best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees).
Scholarships are based on academic and other achievements, and candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.
Completed Lighthouse Scholarships application form
Typewritten and double-spaced personal essay, not exceeding 500 words, summarizingacademic achievement and career goals; please include study interests and extra-curricular activities
Documentation of current legal blindness verifying the applicant’s vision impairment; the statement may come from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or State Rehabilitation Agency
Documentation of academic record and current school status; include most recent transcripts and letter of acceptance into chosen school or study program, when available
Letters of recommendation from two persons other than family members
Deadline: 05/01/2010 Based on last year's deadline