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Avg. Amount Awarded
41
Days
April 16 2021
Application Deadline
No
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Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship

Description

To be eligible, an applicant must be either a dependent child, grandchild, or spouse of a blinded veteran to include Active-Duty blinded service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The veteran need not be a member of the Blinded Veterans Association. The veteran's blindness may be either service connected or non service connected, but it must meet the following definition: Central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective glasses, or central visual acuity of more than 20/200 if there is a field defect in which the peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than twenty degrees in the better eye. An applicant must, at the time of application, have been accepted for admission, or be attending, an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited institution of higher education or business, secretarial or vocational training school as a full-time student. Personnel on academic probation are ineligible. ONE letter of ACADEMIC reference related to your academic achievements this reference must be formalized using letterhead paper or business stationary by the authors. Letters of academic reference must be related to the school they are attending or will be attending and must be no later than six months old. TWO letters of PERSONAL reference in which the author must identify his/her relationship with the applicant. STATEMENT OF CAREER GOALS: Describe briefly (at least 300 words) your posteducation, lifetime, specific career goals and aspirations (i.e., what you plan to do after completing your education) and outline your plans to pursue them. It is highly recommended that the statement of career goals be prepared using a typewriter or word processor. Previous scholarship applicants must submit a new statement with each application. Application form can be downloaded at the scholarship site. A 300-word-essay on the applicants lifetime educational/career goals and aspirations, and past awards and achievements. Applicants must send completed applications and supporting materials so that they arrive at BVA National Headquarters by Friday, April 16, 2021.

Amount Details

$2,000
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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
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  • Checkmark Must be a dependent of the service(s) specified above Checkmark Must be in or a veteran of any U.S. Armed Service

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