BVA Kathern F. Gruber Scholarships

Six $2000 and one $1000 scholarships offered to high school seniors (accepted for admission in a college/university), or undergraduate/graduate full-time students who are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education or a business, secretarial or vocational training school.

Full Description

The Blinded Veterans Association, a national veterans’ organization, has established the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program and the Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Program for the purpose of assisting the educational goals of dependent children, grandchildren, and spouses of blinded veterans, and of Active Duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

They offer six $2000 scholarships (under the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program) and one $1000 scholarship (under the Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Program) to high school seniors accepted for admission in a college or university, or to undergraduate or graduate students already enrolled in a higher education program.

The winners will be selected on a “most-highly-qualified” basis according to the following criteria: answers to the questions on the application form; transcripts of high school and/or college records (and any other achievements of the applicant); the persuasiveness of three reference letters; and the quality of a 300 words essay on the applicant’s post-education, lifetime and career goals and aspirations.

The scholarships must be used solely for educational expenses and will be paid directly to the school, to assist with tuition fees, books and other academic fees.

Payments will be divided in several amounts, as equal as possible or practicable, at the beginning of the Fall and Spring terms during the period of the scholarship.

Who's eligible?

  • The eligible applicant must be either a dependent child, grandchild, or spouse of a blinded veteran or an Active Duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces. The veteran need not be a member of the Blinded Veterans Association.  The veteran’s blindness may be either service connected or non-service connected.
  • At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted for admission, or be attending an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited institution of higher education or a business, secretarial or vocational training school as a full-time student. Students on academic probation are NOT eligible.

How to Apply

The applicants must fill in and send (via mail) the application form no later than April 15, 2019. The following information/documentation should be included:

  • Applicant’s full name and contact details
  • The veteran’s full name and contact details
  • Name, address and contract details of the applicant’s school, college or university
  • The 300 words essay
  • The applicant’s transcript
  • Three typed letters of reference addressed to the Blinded Veterans Association

Scholarship listed under: Military Scholarships

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