The Anne Lowe Scholarship ($1,000) is awarded for the purpose of furthering educational pursuits of people who are legally blind* who meet the following criteria:
Attending accredited colleges or universities in the U.S.
Minimum of a 2.0 GPA
To apply for the Anne Lowe Scholarship, the following items will be required:
Financial Budget for Student
Doctor note stating extent of blindness, dated in the last year
Written essay detailing the following:
Signed Photo Release Form
Three letters of recommendation dated in the last six months (non-family members only)
Examples of acceptable letters:
Guidance Counselor Teacher
Proof of U.S. Citizenship (Required if you are awarded a scholarship)
Complete applications need to be submitted or postmarked by June 15, 2017.
Applicants will be notified in August whether or not they have been awarded the Anne Lowe Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Recipients also will be sent verification forms to submit to their financial advisor prior to funds being sent directly to the school.
*WHAT IS THE CLASSIFICATION "LEGALLY BLIND"?
According to the American Foundation for the Blind, "Legal blindness is a level of vision loss that has been legally defined to determine eligibility for benefits. The clinical diagnosis refers to a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the best possible correction, and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less. Often, people who are diagnosed with legal blindness still have some useable vision."