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Season’s Greetings from BVA National President Joseph D. McNeil, Sr.

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has made available information and application materials for its Kathern F. Gruber and Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Program for the 2022-23 academic year, as well as four national recognitions that are awarded annually.

Season’s Greetings from BVA National President Joseph D. McNeil, Sr.

On behalf of our National Board of Directors, I wish for each of you and yours a pleasant and happy holiday season. May the season be filled with joy, peace, and hope for prosperity in the New Year! This is the best time of year to reflect on the things in our lives that are of greatest worth and, in many instances, sacred to us…

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The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), the only Veterans Service Organization (VSO) exclusively dedicated to serving our nation’s blinded veterans and their families, was among a coalition of 11 VSO advocates participating in a January 19 roundtable discussion of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs focused on H.R. 3967, the “Honoring our PACT Act of 2021.” The virtual roundtable was hosted by Committee Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA-41) and Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-IL-12). Passage of the

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BVA Announces 2022 Scholarships and Awards

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has made available information and application materials for its Kathern F. Gruber and Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Program for the 2022-23 academic year. Spouses, children, and grandchildren of blinded veterans are welcome to apply. Additional eligibility criteria for the scholarships and application materials can be accessed (HERE).    Similar resources and applications to nominate candidates for BVA’s four national recognitions, awarded annually, are also available. To learn more about the

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Bookshare Requests Blinded Veteran Assistance

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Helen Keller National Center Recruiting Participants for Research on Describing Portraits and People

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