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Scholarship Application


Friends-in-Art (FIA), a nonprofit organization with the mission of creating spaces where visually- impaired artist and audiences thrive and an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), offers an annual $2000 scholarship to college students who are legally blind. If you are a high school senior or a college student engaged in the fields of music, art, drama, graphic arts, and/or creative writing, and are blind or visually impaired, we encourage you to apply!

In addition to being legally blind, applicants must:
* Maintain a 3.0 GPA;
* Be a full-time student or work 32 or more hours per week while attending college part-time; and
* Be involved in their school/local community.

To find out more or to apply, please visit

Be sure to highlight your arts-related activities while completing the application form so that we will know you are interested in applying for the FIA scholarship. Please also note that completion of the application process might make you eligible for other ACB scholarships.

Deadline: February 15, 2022
Please direct any questions to
Peter Altschul, FIA Scholarship Chair at
We look forward to receiving your application!