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GuildScholar College Scholarships
Helping deserving students become GuildScholars

Each year, the GuildScholar Program helps a number of outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students attend college, with scholarships of up to $15,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice.

Applications are accepted from students at the end of their junior year, with recipients selected and scholarships awarded the following academic year.

Application Deadline

Applications and supporting documents must be received by January 15 of a student’s senior year, and scholarships are awarded by June 30.

To apply:

  1. Complete the GuildScholar Online Application.
  2. Provide proof of legal blindness. Verification should be in the form of a statement from a state rehabilitation agency, an ophthalmologist or an optometrist.
  3. Provide proof of U.S. citizenship. A passport, birth certificate, naturalization papers or proof of legal residency.
  4. Send documentation of academic achievement. Copies of school transcripts and copies of SAT and/or ACT results.
  5. Include three letters of recommendation. Two letters should attest to your academic skills. Each letter must include the name, address and telephone number of the person writing the reference.
  6. Write two personal statements of 500 words or less. One describing your educational and personal goals, and another on the influence of an outstanding teacher on your education.

Note: Your chosen college must be accredited by a body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. All college admissions policies must be non-denominational and open to applicants of all religions, faiths and beliefs.

Other Scholarship Sources

Scholarship America

Federal Student Aid at a Glance 2013–14 Get Adobe Reader 7.0
Scholarship and Grant Comparison Chart for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired Get Adobe Reader 7.0
Other Scholarship Listings Get Adobe Reader 7.0

Apply for the GuildScholar Award.
Learn academic skills.

Phone: 212-769-7801
E-mail: guildscholar@guildhealth.org

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