Descriptions and Requirements for Scholarships

The American Council of the Blind of Ohio offers six scholarships each academic year. The application and reference forms may be downloaded using the links below or can be requested by calling 614-261-3561 or 800-835-2226.

Descriptions of ACBO Scholarships

The scholarships are as follows:

Requirements for ACBO Scholarships

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Past scholarship recipients may reapply. A current scholarship application must be completed each year to be considered. Applicants must have three letters of reference, an official transcript, and a current eye report in addition to the application except for those applying for the Nola Webb-McKinney Scholarship.

The degree of financial need is not the sole determinant in the selection process. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2019 or received by 11;59 PM via email on that date.

All scholarship winners are required to attend Saturday workshops during the 2019 ACBO convention held November 15-17, 2019. The cost of the convention, including registration, meals, workshops, and hotel accommodations, are covered for each recipient. We also cover the cost of lunch on Saturday for two guests per scholarship recipient.

Forms and Instructions

Send the completed application packet to:

ACB Ohio Scholarship Committee
3805 N. High Street
Suite 305
Columbus, OH 43214

All materials may be sent via e-mail to