Education for Life Applications
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Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
The SEE THE FUTURE Fund is pleased to award scholarships to qualified visually impaired and blind students who are Colorado residents. This scholarship fund is made possible through generous donations by ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, staff, corporations, educators, foundations and many others with an interest in the lives of the visually impaired and blind. All scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, school and community service, and individual need. Scholarships totaling up to $42,000 may be awarded. Probable distribution will be one (1) $12,000 four year scholarship, one (1) $10,000 four year scholarship, one (1) $8,000 four year scholarship, and three (3) $4,000 two year scholarships. The Selection Committee will determine the final number of scholarships awarded and the amount of each scholarship.
In addition to the above scholarships, the SEE THE FUTURE Fund offers the following scholarships which may be awarded based on completion of the general SEE THE FUTURE application:
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Ashley K. Fritz Memorial "Humanitarian" Scholarship
Please read and understand the following general application criteria:
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Any Colorado resident * who submits a completed application prior to the March 1st deadline, and meets the following criteria:
* For STF purposes, a Colorado resident is one who has lived in Colorado as a dependent at least one year prior to the March 1st deadline; or has held a valid Colorado ID for at least one full year prior to the March 1st deadline.
Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student in one of the following:
1. an entering freshman in an academic post-secondary program
2. an undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) in an academic,
3. a graduate student in an academic program
4. a vocational/technical school student or student who is pursuing
an associate's degree from a community college
5. Certified Certificate program (such as massage therapy)
Applicants must also meet the following Vision Loss Criteria:
20/70 or less, central vision, best corrected, in better eye, and/or 20 degree peripheral field or less in better eye
or 20/40 or less, best corrected, in better eye, and associated field loss with a prognosis of further vision loss secondary to underlying disease process.
All applications must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2022
The selections will be made by April 15, 2022
The SEE THE FUTURE Fund screening committee will review all applications. The entire selection committee will review top candidates. Individual interviews may be arranged and will be determined based on an individual basis.
The scholarship award will be divided over the duration of the student's post-secondary career (two or four years) and all scholarship moneys will be sent directly to the post-secondary institution on a semester basis. The student must be enrolled full time and in good standing to receive future money. The award may be used toward tuition, fees, room & board and books.
If a recipient does not use a portion of their award within one year from selection, their award will be forfeited unless a special extension is requested (in writing) by the recipient and granted by the STF Selection Committee.