Part of the annual CTEBVI (California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired) conference, The Donna Coffee Youth Scholarship is now accepting applications.
This scholarship awards a total of $1,000 to one or more California-based blind/low vision students grades K-12. It isn’t just about earning money for tuition, books or college–the scholarship is about cultivating self-discovery and supporting unique interests and passions. Last year’s winner 10-year-old Heaven Vallejos used the money to train, run, and finish her first 5K race.
[image: Heaven Vallejos runs her first 5K with the help of friends]
Visit this site for more information and to download the application. Applications are due February 27, 2015.
Tips for applying: Be creative! Previous winners have used the funds for lessons for music, cooking, and sports, or to help investigate specific areas of their academic careers.