The David Coverdale and Industries for the Blind Scholarship

The David Coverdale and Industries for the Blind Scholarship for the Blind and Visually Impaired

In memory of esteemed board member, David Coverdale, Industries for the Blind is offering a scholarship to a qualified blind or visually impaired person for entrants into the Future Milwaukee class of 2017. The scholarship covers the $2,100 program tuition.

Future Milwaukee is a community leadership development program with more than 1,400 graduates. The program is based out of Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies with a mission to develop, motivate and empower diverse, ethical leaders who create positive change in greater Milwaukee through effective civic engagement.

The scholarship is intended to promote leadership competencies among blind and visually impaired persons. Scholarship candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to participating in their community and must be able to attend program sessions throughout the Milwaukee area.

The program runs from September – May and involves two Monday evenings a month and time for Group Project work for a total of approximately 16 hours over four weeks. Your investment in time is returned tenfold as you engage in conversations about critical issues in Milwaukee County, expand and practice your leadership skills, and learn how to navigate differences in a group environment by working with a small group of other students and collaborating with a neighborhood to develop and implement a project.  For more information on the Future Milwaukee program go to:

Note:  Application for the David Coverdale Scholarship and Future Milwaukee program are separate activities.  Application to Future Milwaukee is not a guaranty of scholarship funding.

Recommended application steps:

  1. Notify Dan Lococo of your interest in the David Coverdale Scholarship.
  2. Prepare all application materials for scholarship consideration and forward to by Friday, May 6, 2016.
  3. Apply on line to the Future Milwaukee program no later than June 17, 2016.

For more information about application for the David Coverdale and Industries for the Blind Scholarship please contact:
Industries for the Blind Welfare Fund Committee
C/o Dan Lococo

If you wish to apply, you must complete the on line process no later than June 17th.  One interview with the Executive Director of Future Milwaukee will be scheduled as soon as your application and two recommendations are received.

You may also contact:
Christine Hill, Executive Director of Future Milwaukee directly at

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