Donna Coffee Youth Scholarship Support Student’s Interests and Passions

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]

Heaven Vallejos runs her first 5K

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.