Steve Shank to ride Donate Life Rose Parade float

Steve Shank, who received a double lung transplant two years ago, will be riding the Gift of Life Rose Parade float on New Year’s Day. He and his family are in Pasadena several days early to participate in pre-parade activities including getting to help decorate the float with 25,000 colorful roses. If you’d like to keep your eyes peeled for Steve while watching the Parade New Year’s Day, the float is titled Rhythm of the Heart and will have an African mask and drum theme. It is float number...

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship program open for applications

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is offering 30 scholarships in 2019 to legally blind students entering post-secondary programs of study. The scholarships are merit based and range in value from $3,000 to $12,000. Applications are due March 31, 2019 and winners are notified in the spring. Winners must attend the entire NFB national conference in July to receive their scholarship, however, the scholarship program includes financial assistance to attend. Students interested in...

American Council of the Blind has opened its 2019 college scholarship application process

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) Scholarship Program for 2019 is now open. The ACB hopes to award as many as 21 college scholarships to people who are legally blind and who plan to attend a college or university in the 2019/2020 school year. Funds may be used for tuition, room and board, the purchase of adaptive technology or to ease the financial burden so students can devote more time to study. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2019. To...