MCAC Book Discussion
The Multicultural Affairs Committee is hosting a book discussion of “Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson, DB 40688. The book is also available on BARD.
The story is set on an island in Puget Sound shortly after World War II. Carl Heine has drowned, and Kabuo Miyomoto, a fellow fisherman, is charged with Heine’s murder. Covering the trial for the local newspaper is Ishmael Chambers, who was the first love of Hatsue, the defendant’s wife. As the trial gets under way, the courtroom and the entire once peaceful community are tense with suspicion and prejudice.
The discussion is scheduled for Thursday, June 24th at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on the Zoom platform. For more information, contact Peggy Garrett at [email protected].
ACB of Ohio Offers Scholarships
The American Council of the Blind of Ohio offers six scholarships each academic year. The application and reference forms may be downloaded from www.acbohio.org, or requested by calling our office at (614) 261-3561 or 1-800-835-2226. We have scholarships for entering freshmen, undergraduates, and graduate students. An applicant must be an Ohio resident or attend an Ohio school in a two-year or more post-secondary degree program, be legally blind (except for the Nola Webb-McKinney Scholarship), have a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be willing to attend the 2021 ACB-Ohio convention. Send the completed application packet to ACB-Ohio Scholarship Committee, 3805 N. High Street, Suite 305, Columbus, OH 43214, or via e-mail to [email protected] with “Scholarship Application” in the subject field. The application deadline is Aug. 1.
Utah Offers Scholarships
Are you a high school or college senior in Utah, and planning to attend a college or university to pursue undergraduate or graduate work? Or do you already attend a college or university in Utah? If so, you can apply for a scholarship from the Utah Council of the Blind. Three to five scholarships are available, and each will be at least $500.
To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be blind or visually impaired.
- Join the Utah Council of the Blind.
- Seek a degree from an accredited higher education institution.
- Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
- Take at least 12 credit hours per semester.
- Submit a completed application and one original letter of recommendation.
- Submit a certified transcript from your current educational institution.
- Submit an autobiographical sketch.
The scholarship application and all other documents noted above may either be emailed to [email protected], or sent to Utah Council of the Blind, PO Box 1415, Bountiful, UT 84011-1415.
Applications must be received no later than Aug. 1, 2021.
Scholarships will be presented at the annual business meeting of the Utah Council of the Blind in September. If UCB cannot hold its business meeting due to the pandemic, the scholarship committee will contact winners and present scholarships as soon as possible in late September.