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.