American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) 2023-24 Scholarship Announcement and Application
Michael Garrett, Committee Chairman

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 2023-24 ACBT scholarship application is available from March 1 through June 16, 2023.

Please read the following requirements and instructions carefully and thoroughly to maximize the chance of being awarded one of our three scholarships.

Qualified students must be legally blind, maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and be a Texas resident.

A completed application and all required supporting documentation must be received by June 16, 2023.

Scholarship applications must be completed online, and all supported documentation, including official transcripts, must be submitted via email by the deadline indicated above.

The Certification of Blindness Form must be filled out in its entirety by a qualified professional such as a rehabilitation counselor or eye doctor. While additional medical information such as an eye report may be provided, no other document will be accepted as a substitute for this form.

Finalists will be contacted within four to six weeks after the deadline and asked to take part in a phone interview with committee members. Award recipients will be notified by the committee chair shortly after all interviews have been conducted.

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

  1. Texas Workforce Solutions/Blind Services Division Counselors
  2. Education Service Centers
  3. The ACBT web site

Michael Garrett, ACBT Scholarship Committee Chairman

Scholarship recipients are invited to attend the annual ACBT Conference/Convention so they may be recognized for their significant achievements.

Convention details can be found on the ACBT website:

Please email questions or requests for further information regarding the conference to:
Michael Garrett
Phone: 281-438-9665


Please note: The Scholarship application deadline is June 16, 2023.

For best results, please follow the instructions found in the announcement and the checklist below.

Applicant Information:

Full Name
Mailing Address
Home Phone Number
Cell Phone
Email Address
Please enter your birthday
Marital Status
Number of Dependents
Major Field of Study
Minor/Concentration field of study
Cumulative Grade Point Average
Class Level
College or University