Scholarship to cover cost of Future Milwaukee program for individual with vision loss

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In memory of an esteemed board member, David Coverdale, Industries for the Blind is offering a scholarship to a qualified person who is blind or visually impaired for entrants into the Future Milwaukee class of 2019. The scholarship covers the entire program tuition.

Future Milwaukee is a community leadership program with more than 1,500 graduates. For more than 40 years, participants have been making an impact on the Greater Milwaukee area through their leadership positions in government, business, and education, religious and nonprofit institutions.

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. Participants engage in conversations about critical issues in Milwaukee County, expand and practice their 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, July 27, 2018.
  3. Scholarship applicants will be notified by Friday August 3, 2018.
  4. Complete the on-line application to the Future Milwaukee program immediately after being notified of scholarship award.
  5. 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

The scholarship is paid directly to Marquette University.  You must complete all application steps and be accepted into the program.  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
Future Milwaukee

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