The Phyllis Cottle Scholarship for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Akron Blind Center, “The Place Where Good Happens”, is proud to introduce Summit County’s first ever scholarship fund for the visually impaired. Adaptive technology and educational aids are a large expense in addition to the usual costs of education.

This annually presented award is to promote higher education for Summit County’s blind and legally blind students. The Akron Blind Center was established to promote education, outreach, social and recreational activities, as well as to support the independence of people who are blind and legally blind in Summit and adjoining counties.

Our scholarship fund began with donations from the members of the Akron Blind Center when they realized how hard our community’s blind students were striving toward an accomplished future. The cost of education is that much higher and more difficult for the non-sighted.

With this goal in mind, we would be grateful for any contribution to this unique and invaluable opportunity. Please, help the Akron Blind Center in the realization of dreams for the visually challenged students in our area.

To request an application, or have one sent to you, fill out the “contact form” on this site. We can e-mail or send the necessary forms in the mail.

Thank You for Your Consideration.

The Akron Blind Center
Scholarship Committee

YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE. Our EIN Federal tax ID number is 34-0742708.