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Friends-in-Art Scholarship

Friends-in-Art (FIA), a non-profit organization with the mission of advancing accessibility and opportunity for artists and audience members who are visually impaired, offers an annual $1,500 scholarship to college students who are legally blind and live in North America.
If you are a high school senior or a college student who is planning to, or currently majoring in, the field of music, art, drama, or creative writing, and are blind or visually impaired, we encourage you to apply!
Note: Legal blindness is defined as an individual who has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the corrected eye and/or 20 degrees or less visual field in the corrected eye. Only individuals who are legally blind in BOTH eyes are eligible to receive this scholarship.
To apply, go to, complete the application, and upload/mail the required materials per the directions on the form by May 31, 2015. If you have questions, contact Wayne Pearcy, FIA's scholarship chair, at