Friends-In-Art Scholarship Announcement

High school seniors and college students are invited to apply for the Friends-In-Art scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year. This $1,500 scholarship is offered annually for achievement, talent, and excellence in the arts. If you are planning to major, or are currently majoring, in the field(s) of music, art, drama, or creative writing, and are a blind or visually impaired student and live in North America, you may apply for this scholarship. You may obtain an application form by writing to Harvey Miller, 196 E. French Broad St., Brevard, N.C. 28712-3410. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope when requesting the application. You also may request an electronic application by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Applications and supporting information must be in the hands of the scholarship committee by the end of May 2008.

GDUI Goes Cruising in 2008

Join GDUI on Sept. 27, 2008 for a seven-day cruise on the Carnival Victory, departing from New York and cruising to Boston; Portland, Maine; St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; and Halifax, Nova Scotia. This itinerary was chosen over one with a Caribbean destination, because there will be no access issues for guide dogs, and all tours and on-shore environments will be guide-dog-friendly. Damar Travel specializes in setting up blind-friendly cruises. Damar's staff will complete all your forms, meet you at the airport, orient you to the ship's layout, provide menus and other documentation in braille and large print, create accessible room signage on board, provide personal assistance with tours, shopping and much more! Carnival will contribute matching funds, enabling GDUI to raise $100 per booking for its important work. Prices are $942 for an inside cabin, $1,122 for an ocean view, and $1,292 for a private balcony. All prices include seven-day cruise, port charges, government fees and gratuities. Please contact Dave Kronk with Damar Travel at 1-800-999-6101 for specific details about the cruise and deposit deadlines, and be sure to mention you are interested in the GDUI cruise.

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