Tri-County Chapter Mountain State Council of the Blind 2017 Cesarina Capriotti Wysong Memorial Scholarship Application

Who is eligible?  Any blind or visually impaired student who is a permanent resident of the West Virginia counties of Jefferson, Berkeley, or Morgan and is attending college or trade school full-time (part-time if a hardship condition exists) during the academic school year 2017/2018.

Why these three counties?  The Tri-County Chapter of Mountain State Council of the Blind, American Council of the Blind affiliate, awards the Cesarina Capriotti Wysong Memorial Scholarship. The late Mrs. Wysong was a member there.

How much is the scholarship award?  $500. A commemorative plaque will also be presented.

When will the award be presented?  During the Tri-County Chapter’s annual picnic held in Martinsburg, WV tentatively scheduled for August 2017.  The winner must be present to qualify for the scholarship and must agree to sign a form granting TCMSCB permission for publicity.

How will the winner be selected?  The TCMSCB Scholarship Committee will evaluate applicants based on the information submitted by the students, including grades, activities, recommendations, etc.

When will the winner be notified?  On or before August 1, 2017.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the online application form below and you will receive an immediate email confirmation of the form that was submitted. Alternatively, use the link below to download an MS Word format of the Application Form that you may complete and return to Kathy Gerhardt either via email at kathy39lg@aol.com or snail mail to:

TCMSCB Scholarship
1273 Moravia Rd.
Enon Valley, PA  16120
Telephone: 304-283-7424 or 304-263-8657

MS Word Tri-County Chapter MSCB 2017 Cesarina Capriotti Wysong Memorial Scholarship Application

If you applied for the MSCB Anna L. Hunt Memorial Scholarship or an ACB Scholarship, you may resubmit the same application for the TCMSCB Wysong Scholarship in the same year.

The below supporting documents are required to be submitted for the application to be complete.  If you are using the below online application, when you receive your email confirmation page and your email receipt you will be shown the URL on this site to upload the documents.

  1. Autobiographical sketch: No more than two (2) pages containing information about you.  Tell us about your personal goals, strengths, weaknesses, hobbies, honors, achievements, etc.  Be sure to list the field or courses of study you are pursuing and explain why you have chosen it.
  2. Certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist, physician, agency executive serving the blind or other competent authority.
  3. Certified transcripts from the school you are currently attending. Entering freshmen, please include high school transcripts; graduate students, please include undergraduate transcripts. 
  4. Two letters of recommendation from a current or recent instructor, professor, or other professional.
  5. Proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school.  Entering and transferring students must submit a notice or letter from the admissions office certifying acceptance or consideration for admission.  Students continuing at the same school do not need to submit this document.

Completed applications and all supporting documents must be postmarked or uploaded no later than 11:59 PM (EST) July 16, 2017.

Please note:  In some instances, the Internal Revenue Service may consider scholarship awards taxable income.

Tri-County Chapter Memorial Scholarship Application
I. Personal Data
II. Visual Status
III. Educational Background
Include name and address of school, dates attended, cumulative GPA, major and degree or certificate received if applicable.
IV. Work Experience
V. Extracurricular Activities
VI. Supporting Documents