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Lighthouse Guild Scholarships

Application Requirements

Your chosen college must be accredited by a body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. All college admissions policies must be non-denominational and open to applicants of all religions, faiths, and beliefs. For the application, you must:

  1. Provide proof of legal blindness. Verification should be in the form of a statement from a state rehabilitation agency, an ophthalmologist, or an optometrist.
  2. Provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency. A passport, birth certificate, naturalization papers, or proof of legal residency.
  3. Send documentation of academic achievement. Copies of school transcripts and SAT and/or ACT results.
  4. Include three letters of recommendation. Two letters should attest to your academic skills. Each letter must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person writing the reference.
  5. Write personal statements of 500 words or less. For both the college and graduate school scholarships, including an essay describing your educational and personal goals. Applicants for the college scholarship must also write a second essay describing the influence of an outstanding teacher on their education.
    The deadline for scholarship application is March 31.