The California Council of the Blind gives a number of awards to the most deserving blind student applicants who are residents of California and who will enter or continue studies at an accredited college or university in either undergraduate or graduate status. Persons attending vocational schools are also eligible. It is not necessary to be attending a college or university in California. These awards are granted in two parts (1/2 each term) upon receipt of proof of enrollment for each term. Awards will be granted on the basis of academic scholarship and other factors. THIS APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED IN MS WORD FORMAT OR IT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED. Even if you have previously applied, you must submit an entirely new application, including supporting documentation. Every year we deny applications solely because they are incomplete. If an item is not applicable, please provide a brief explanation. Do not fail to include a Doctor's statement or a statement from a qualified professional, such as a Rehabilitation Counselor.
When you are nearing the end of your degree program, you may need to write a dissertation in order to graduate. It is a huge paper that is designed to add to the overall knowledge in that industry. Many students get stuck in the beginning because choosing a topic for your paper is one of the most difficult parts. You really have to make sure tht you choose a good topic because it will make a huge difference on how the paper turns out. You will have to get your topic approved by the board before you begin writing it. If you choose a topic that is too broad, you probably won't get an approval. These topics should be the perfect amount of narrow and broad to make the cut.