Scholarship Application Process


Kathern F. Gruber and Thomas H. Miller scholarship application for the academic year 2017-18 is now available. All submissions are due by April 21, 2017. The Scholarship Committee usually meets to make decisions in early June. For additional assistance or information, please contact Scholarship Coordinator, at 202-371-8880, Ext. 313 or email bjones@bva.org.

Convention Award Applications

Over the years, BVA has created a number of awards in honor of past leaders and friends of the Association, which are awarded annually at our National Convention. The Association also awards certificates of appreciation to acknowledge those who have positively influenced the blinded veteran community and the achievements of its members. To be eligible for this award an individual may not be a BVA member or a relative of a BVA member, but is not limited to those in the field of blind rehabilitation. If you know of an individual who has had a positive impact on your life and that of your fellow blinded veterans this is a wonderful way to honor them. Below you can download information about the requirements and criteria for each award and how to nominate someone for consideration. The deadline to submit nomination packages for awards and certificates of appreciation is on or about the 15th of April each year. Candidates may only win each award once. Click for a complete list of former winners of the Maas Award, Diener Award, and Schnair Award.

MAAS Award Cover Letter 2017
(Microsoft Word Document)
MAAS Award Nomination Letter 2017
(Microsoft Word Document)
David L Schnair Nomination Letter 2017
(Microsoft Word Document)
Irving Diener Award Nomination Letter 2017
(Microsoft Word Document)