The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students was established in 1991 for legally blind San Francisco State and San Jose State University students to receive a quality education in pursuit of a professional career in business, humanities, arts and the sciences.
After Mr. Schoettler’s death in 2001, California State University received a $4.8 million bequest from his estate to expand the existing financial aid program for legally blind students to all 23 CSU campuses. Mr. Schoettler, who was blind the last eight years of his life, was a businessman from Mountain View, California.
Selections and nominations for the 2011-2012 academic year are due May 20, 2011.
Forty-four scholarships of $6,000 each will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year. Here are the requirements:
- Applicants must currently have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale during the academic year in which the award is received.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time equivalent CSU undergraduate or graduate student in any major field and must remain a full-time equivalent CSU student during the academic year in which the award is received.
- Applicants must be legally blind and provide verification from a physician that includes best-corrected visual acuity notations.
For more information, contact Todd Higgins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-338-2472 (voice/TTY).