Seeing Past the Blindness Scholarship
At David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., we handle cases with a variety of personal injuries such as car accidents, but there is one that hits close to home for David I. Fuchs. His mother had struggled with end-stage glaucoma, which has left her with blindness. Seeing its effects on someone you care about is nothing less than frustrating. That is why we are unveiling our Seeing Past the Blindness Scholarship to hear others’ points of view on how we should be handling the care of others with vision disabilities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, around 12 million people ages 40 and above suffer from vision impairment in the United States. Many of them have conditions that will worsen with age. Grasping that you may be losing one of your key senses can be difficult. Many individuals can only ensure they have the right resources and training to prepare themselves for their new reality.
But one major hurdle is understanding how to travel through public spaces without sight.
Please share ideas on how your community could help create resources or structures to
enable blind individuals. What resources would you like to introduce, remove, or improve to help those with limited vision and blindness?
The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, vocational student, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia for the upcoming semester. Employees of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A., their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the competition. A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and good academic standing are required for this scholarship.
The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: What resources would you like to introduce, remove, or improve to help people with vision impairment or blindness?
A professional resumé must be submitted that lists their experience, both professional and academic.
The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.
The Seeing Past the Blindness Scholarship recipient will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.
Application Deadline and Instructions:
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2023. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.
Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. – Seeing Past the Blindness Scholarship Application.”
Please send any questions to email@example.com as well.