Partial financial assistance is available for most qualified applicants who have been accepted into the VI Consortium as well as their participating university, and who have registered for courses at least one month before the start of each semester. First priority for funding will be continuing students enrolled in the full endorsement program with grades of B or better in all coursework to date. Others will be funded on a first-come, first serve basis. Please contact the VI Consortium program liaison at the university of your choice to inquire about specific VI course tuition rates. Please note that tuition rates are subject to change from semester to semester and will vary by participating VI Consortium University.
VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Barbara McCarthy Student Scholarship Application For Scholarship 2013 - 2014
Application Deadline: January 31, 2013
The Virginia Chapter of the Association for Rehabilitation and Education of the Blind and Visually Impaired is committed to recruiting new professionals in the field of vision as well as attracting new members to AER. We are pleased to announce the debut of The Barbara McCarthy Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship includes a one-year student membership to AER.
This award is to honor Barbara McCarthy and her dedication, commitment, and leadership within the field of education for persons with visual impairment in Virginia. The intent of this award is to provide financial assistance to students with exemplary academic achievements and who demonstrate a high level of interest in supporting the needs persons with visual impairment.
This award will be made each year to a student who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program with the intent to either minor in VI or attend graduate school in the vision field. The student may also be an upcoming or current graduate student enrolled in a VI training program. The applicant must either be a resident of Virginia or a person enrolled in a VI training program in Virginia.
Please review the application form for further eligibility requirements.
Important dates to consider:
- December 1: Forms available on VA AER website: http://virginia.aerbvi.org
- January 7: Second posting of forms
- January 31: Hard copy applications due
- February 15: Scholarship recipient notified
- February 27 – March 1: VA AER conference held in Richmond. Recipient will be encouraged to attend.