Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
261
Days
February 14 2025
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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What you'll need:
  • Checkmark Other - Certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or physician; Proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
  • Checkmark Transcript
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Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship

Description

The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship will be awarded to those who are studying physical or computer sciences or engineering. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind. Legal blindness is defined as an individual who cannot see better than 20/200 in the best eye with glasses or contact lenses or whose visual field in the best eye is 20 degrees or less at the widest diameter with glasses or contact lenses. Entering freshman, undergraduate and graduate students, and those attending technical college may apply. Applicants also need to be a full-time student or a part-time student who works at least 32 hours per week, and be involved in their school and local community. Two letters of recommendation from a current or recent instructor, career counselor or employer are required. Scholarships are awarded to students who attend post-secondary institutions in the United States. Please visit the scholarship's website or contact the American Foundation for the Blind for more information.

Amount Details

$2,000
Low Amount Awarded
$7,500
High Amount Awarded

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
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.0 GPA
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Computer Science/Data Processing, Engineering/Technology, Physical Sciences

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or physician; Proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
  • Checkmark Transcript
For more info, please visit our site
Contact scholarships@acb.org
Tel: 212-502-7600 Address 1101 Wilson Blvd, 6th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209