2020 ACBT Scholarship Application

American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) 2020-2021 Scholarship Announcement
Michael Garrett and Stephen Kerr, Committee Chairmen

The American Council of the Blind of Texas awards scholarships on an annual basis to deserving students who will be entering college, currently attending a college, university, or enrolled in a trade school or technical program. The 2020-2021 ACBT scholarship applications will be available on March 23, 2020.

Qualified students must be Texas residents and legally blind. A completed application and all required supporting documentation must be received by the deadline indicated.

Application and scholarship information may be obtained from the following sources:

  • Texas Workforce Solutions/Blind Services Division Counselors
  • Education Service Centers
  • The ACBT website – www.acbtexas.org

Stephen Kerr, ACBT Scholarship CoCommittee Chairman

Scholarship applications must be completed online, and all supporting documentation, including official transcripts, must be submitted via email to scholarships@acbtexas.org by July 1, 2020. Recipients will be notified on or before July 26, 2020.

We encourage all scholarship recipients to attend the 2020 ACBT Conference/Convention so they may be recognized for their significant achievements.

Convention Details:
August 27-30, 2020
The Omni Austin Southpark Hotel
4140 Governor’s Row
Austin, TX 78744

Recipients will be presented their scholarships during the Awards Breakfast on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Please email questions or requests for further information regarding the conference to:
Stephen Kerr
Phone: 512-925-9080


Welcome to the 2020 ACBT Online Scholarship application. In this section, you will provide your contact information and various preferences. If you forget to enter information in a required field, you will get an error message. Activate the OK or close button. In most cases, your cursor will be placed in the field with the missing information. However, this may not happen if you use IOS. In this case, simply go to the correct field and enter the information.

When you activate the Finish button, Your information will be emailed to the ACBT Scholarship committee.

If you use JAWS for Windows, the following keystrokes may be of help to you. Note that the JawsKey is the Insert key on the numeric keypad if you use the desktop layout and the Caps Lock key if you use the laptop layout.

  • Move to the first form field JawsKey+Control+Home
  • Move to the next form field F
  • Move to the previous form field Shift+F
  • Move to the last form field JawsKey+Control+End
  • Move to the next radio button A
  • Move to the previous radio button Shift+A
  • Move to the next button B
  • Move to the previous button Shift+B
  • Move to the next combo box C
  • Move to the previous combo box Shift+C
  • Move to the next edit box E
  • Move to the previous edit box Shift+E
  • Move to the next check box X
  • Move to the previous check box Shift+X
  • Enter Forms mode Enter
  • Exit Forms mode Num Pad Plus
  • List of form fields JawsKey+F5
  • List radio buttons Control+JawsKey+A
  • List buttons Control+JawsKey+B
  • List Combo boxes Control+JawsKey+C
  • List edit boxes Control+JawsKey+E
  • List check boxes Control+JawsKey+X

American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT> 2020 Scholarship Application

Please note: The Scholarship application deadline is July 1, 2020. For best results, please follow the instructions found in the announcement and the checklist below.

Required items are designated by the * symbol

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