The Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards was made way back in 1959 by the Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic—now Learning Ally. This scholarship program is open to visually impaired seniors that are currently enrolled at four-year U.S. colleges and universities. The awards are given to only nine participants every year and is given as a merit to their extraordinary leadership skills, enterprise, scholarship, and service. The award given amounts to $6,000 but the recipient must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher. Deadline for submission of application forms is on the 1st of March.
Scholastic achievement awards are beneficial to both students and the school alike as this is a merit based award that exemplifies the good qualities of a student. Furthermore, this scholarship is open to those who are visually impaired which is a huge plus when it comes to helping the disabled and impaired. Since these students are awarded for their exemplary service and leadership skills, they are a good role model for other students and is a living testament that being blind is not a reason not to do well. They are also a good inspiration to other students since despite their disabilities, they are still able to maintain good grades, and excel in leadership and scholastic activities. This is also a good opportunity for the school since this ensures the quality of their students due to the maintain GPA of the scholarship. All in all, this type of scholarship is advantageous to both student and school.
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