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Vision Forward Scholarship Opportunities

Vision Forward Association Scholarship

The Board of Directors of the Vision Forward Association Foundation has established a scholarship to benefit blind and visually impaired students in Wisconsin, with a preference to those living in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Scholarship money must be used for tuition.  All tuition payments will be sent directly to the selected educational institution.

All applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee who take into consideration the following information during their review:  personal and family financial need, academic achievement, career goal, extracurricular activities and character.  The number and value of the Vision Forward Association Scholarship Awards vary each year, ranging in amounts from $500 to $3,000, depending on the number of applicants and the financial needs presented.

Arthur L. Ebert Endowed Scholarship

The Arthur L. Ebert Scholarship has recently been established at Vision Forward Association also to honor the late attorney who invested his life and career in the Milwaukee community. The scholarship, established by his granddaughter Julianna Ebert and her husband Frank Daily, is a tribute to Mr. Ebert’s dedication to family as well as his life of service.

Vision Forward is pleased to be able to honor Mr. Ebert’s life and service by granting scholarship funding to students who are blind or visually impaired.

Scholarship Qualifications

To qualify for a Vision Forward Association Scholarship or the Arthur L. Ebert Scholarship, the applicant must be visually impaired, legally blind, totally blind or multi-disabled.  All applicants must provide documentation from a physician that supports one of the following visual diagnoses in order to be eligible for consideration of a scholarship award:

  • Visually Impaired: having a best corrected visual acuity of 20/60 or worse in the better eye.
  • Legally Blind: having a best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or worse in the better eye or a visual field of less than 20 degrees.
  • Totally Blind: having a best corrected visual acuity of 20/400 or worse in the better eye or a visual field of less than 10 degrees.
  • Multi-disabled: meeting one of the above vision-related criterion with the presence of an additional documented disability, such as a physical disability, deafness, cognitive impairment or chronic health condition.

The deadline for the Vision Forward Association Scholarship and the Arthur L. Ebert Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 year is June 16, 2017.  The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select winners.  All applicants will be notified no later than July 28, 2017, unless otherwise communicated.

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