Lighthouse International

Who Is Eligible:

Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps a number of outstanding and deserving legally blind students attend college or attend graduate school with scholarships of $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or attend/remain in the graduate school of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.

An additional scholarship of up to $10,000 is awarded to one or more students applying to, or currently attending, graduate school. 

Provide proof of legal blindness. Verification should be in the form of a statement from a state rehabilitation agency, an ophthalmologist or an optometrist.

Provide proof of U.S. citizenship. A passport, birth certificate, naturalization papers or proof of legal residency.

Send documentation of academic achievement. Copies of school transcripts and copies of SAT and/or ACT results.

Include three letters of recommendation. Two letters should attest to your academic skills. Each letter must include the name, address and telephone number of the person writing the reference.

Write two personal statements of 500 words or less. One describing your educational and personal goals, and *another on the influence of an outstanding teacher on your education (*only for the College Bound Scholarship)

Deadline: 03/31/2018
Amount: $5,000
How to apply:

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If you have any questions about the SCA, please contact Gordon Rovins at 212-769-7801 or





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