Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program through CCLVI

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International will award three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students for the 2008-2009 academic year. Students must be visually impaired, maintain a strong GPA, and be involved in their school/local community.

Applications are now available; all materials must be received by March 1. To read the scholarship guidelines and complete an on-line application, please visit Applications will be available online until March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. If you have questions or need additional information, please send e-mail to [email protected].

An Alternative to Winter

Right about now, people from the Eastern seaboard to the Pacific Northwest are getting tired of winter. There's the crunchy brown snow piled up on the sidewalks, the slick patches of black ice that catch your cane and boot as you crunch to and from work or school in the 14th day straight of sub-zero wind-chill factors. There's the dry skin and static electricity that makes your hair stand up, and there's the frozen pipes and the three minutes of waiting while the water warms for your morning shower. But worst of all, there are those people from places like Florida, Texas, Arizona and California! You know the ones. They call you and say things like, "I can hardly stand this cold winter weather. Why last night, we broke below 50 for the third time this year." Well, if you can't beat them, then why don't you join them!

The members of the Arizona Council of the Blind invite all of you down to Phoenix for our 37th annual convention. This year, the convention will take place May 2-3 at the Phoenix International Airport Hilton Hotel. Room rates are $105 per night, and a limited number of suites are available for $130 per night. We are planning an exciting program, lots of exhibitors, and as many meals as we can cram into the two-day program. We are also planning a couple of parties just for those of you who come in from out of town.

To make your room reservations, call the Hilton at (480) 894-1600; be sure to mention that you are coming for the Arizona Council convention. The room reservation and pre-registration deadlines are March 15, so don't wait too long! To view the convention announcement and registration form, visit or contact Ron Brooks, (602) 722-3039, or by e-mail at [email protected].

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