Please submit this application with required supporting documents to the scholarship committee by Friday, May 3, 2019. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
2. Personal Narrative: Include a 500 to 750-word essay listing your goals, perceived strengths and needs, hobbies, honors, extracurricular activities, achievements, etc. If you have decided upon a field of study or area of training, indicate why you are interested and your reasons for choosing that specific field of endeavor.
3. Transcript: An official transcript of your grades from the school you are currently attending or have most recently attended, if applicable.
4. Video Submission: All applicants must submit a video. The video should be no longer than 3 minutes in length, and should provide us with information on how you intend to use the Tomlin scholarship to further your educational goals. You may use services like YouTube to send us your video, but the video must be created by you. Students without enough vision to use a video camera should ask a friend or parent to help them. Videos may be taken with a webcam, cellphone, or video camera.
Supporting documentation should be uploaded in this Google form. If that isn't possible, files may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the applicant’s name and the type of documentation in the subject line of the e-mail. (Example: Subj: John Smith Letter of Recommendation.) You may use services like Google Drive, One Drive, or Dropbox to submit your application files if you ensure that the files are correctly uploaded. Electronic applications are preferred. All documentation should be clearly labeled and submitted by the applicant--not the applicant’s guardian, parent, or teacher.
Paper documentation should be mailed to:Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impairedc/o Stephanie Smith, AR-AER Awards Committee 2600 W Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72205
Public announcement and acceptance of the award may take place at high school graduation or awards assembly if applicable.
It is expected that the winner attend the AERBVI awards luncheon in Little Rock on September 21, 2019 to be recognized for their achievement. In the event of a winner being unable to attend the luncheon, the winner’s application video will be played during the awards ceremony.
Proof of enrollment from applicant’s choice of post-secondary training site is required before the monetary award will be made.
Monetary awards will be made by AR- AERBVI directly to the post-secondary educational or training facility indicated by the applicant. Awards may also be paid directly to specified vendors or agencies for the purchase of adaptive equipment. This scholarship must be used one year from the date it was awarded. For an extension to be considered, a written request must be received by the AERBVI board prior to the expiration of the scholarship. Past winners may not reapply.