Cincinnati Association for the
Blind & Visually Impaired

Visionary Scholars Program

 

We believe that nothing should stop people who are blind or visually impaired from
following their dreams of pursuing higher education—especially the cost. To help, the
Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) and the Clovernook
Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired (Clovernook Center) have teamed up to create the
Visionary Scholars Program. This program will offer educational scholarships for students
with vision loss who are planning to attend an accredited university/college.

 

 

We will be offering up to 10 scholarships — five $5,000 scholarships and five
$1,000 scholarships to those who meet the following criteria:

• High school junior or senior
• An individual diagnosed as legally blind or severely visually impaired; or a team of
individuals at least one of whom is legally blind or severely visually impaired
• Resides in one of the following counties in Ohio: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont,
Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Warren OR one of the following counties in Kentucky:
Boone, Campbell, Kenton

 

Application requirements:
• One Letter of Recommendation
• 1000-1500 word essay on one of the following topics:
1) How has innovation and/or technology helped individuals
who are blind or visually impaired?
2) Describe in detail an innovative idea that empowers individuals
in the blind and visually impaired community to live more independent lives.
• Certification of legal blindness or severe visual impairment from an ophthalmologist,
optometrist or physician (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)

 

The Visionary Scholars application will open January 1, 2022 and end March 31, 2022.

 

An awards banquet will be held in May of 2022 for all applicants to announce the CABVI
and Clovernook Center Visionary Scholars Program winners.

 

 

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