Wyoming Council of the Blind
Scholarship Application

Welcome to the scholarship link of The WYCB website. In an effort to develop an application process which is easy to follow, the Scholarship Committee has once again updated the application. Please review the application requirements carefully!  Remember, this sxholarship is based on visual acuity.  (Best correction in both eyes of 20/50 or worse.)

Since 1992, The WYCB Board of Directors has committed its efforts to provide educational support for individuals with low vision and blindness. The Board believes that educational development will result in increased work opportunities.

Annually, all information pertinent to the scholarship project is reviewed and discussed, by the WYCB Board and its shcolarship committee.. During this time, motions to change the application requirements, form, process or award amount are decided.  This year, the Board voted to decrease the scholarship award amount to $1,000.00.  The decision was a difficult one.  However, the Council has to be fiscally solvent, while recognizing the needs of individuals with significant visual loss.  The WYCB Board will continue to support educational advancement for Wyoming students.

Please note the change to the scholarship award amount in the application information below.  The Scholarship Committee is looking forward to receiving your application for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Please review the application requirements and other pertinent information.  If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please contact Linda Johnson at 307-754-2421 or e-mail her at: misylj@bresnan.net.
 

Requirements:

Please provide the documentation necessary to meet each requirement.

1.  Eye Examinaiton report and narrative.

The eye examination report must be completed within the last year, by an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or other eye care professional.

The examination report must include: the best corrected visual acuity level and field measurements, onset of visual impairment and prognosis.  (ACUITY LEVEL IS: best corrected visual acuity of 20/50 or worse.)

Provide additional information if the documented condition or prognosis will result insignificant loss in the future.  A narrative would be helpful to the committee.

2.  Verification of Wyoming residency.

Provide a copy of a current Wyoming driver's license or identification card.

3.  Verification of acceptance or enrollment.

Provide an original or copy of enrollment or acceptance into an accredited college, vocational or technical training program.

4.  Letter of recommentation.

Provide one letter of recommendation from a school counselor, administrator, instructor or employer.

5.  Verification of a 2.0 GPA. (C Average)

Provide a certified grade transcript.  (high school, undergraduate or graduate or other training program)

6.  Autobiographical sketch of not more than two pages in a printed format.  Any other format will NOT be accepted.

Tell us about yourself!

     a.  How will you use this scholarship and how will it impact your educational experience?

     b.  What are your short and long-term educational and work goals?

     c.  Tell us about your personal and academic achievements:  work experience, hobbies, and any other information you think would be helpful for us to know about you.

7.  Verification of personal information.
Complete the form located at the end of this application.  The Scholarship Committee may need to contact you and/or your parent/guardian should we need additional information, related to your application.

Important things to know about the WYCB scholarship:

     1.  This scholarship can be applied to any accredited college, vocational or technical training program.
     2.  This scholarship will not be awarded to the same individual more than one time in a four year period.
     3.  The WYCB scholarship is awarded annually.  This year the award amount is $1,000.00.

The application must be postmarked no later than March 15th of the current year.  The Scholarship Committee will review all applications submitted and will make a decision on or before April 15th of the current year.

The scholarship will be awarded at the annual WYCB State Convention on Friday June 23, 2017 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper.  The WYCB scholarship recipient is expected to be present to receive the scholarship.

Please send all documents no later than March 15th, 2017 to:

Linda Johnson
Wyoming Council of the Blind
308 N. Gilbert St.
Powell, WY  82435

(Revised 1/3/17)
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Personal Information:

Please return this information with the other required documents.

Name ____________________________________
Address __________________________________
Home Phone _____________ Cell _____________
E-mail Address ____________________________
Date of Birth ___________

Parent or Guardian

Name ____________________________________
Address __________________________________
Home Phone _____________ Cell _____________
Email ____________________________________

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Download our scholarship application in MS Word .doc format below.