Bob Hicks Memorial Scholarship

The Bob Hicks Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Bob Hicks a long serving employee of The Seeing Hand Association.  Applications for the scholarship are open from January to March of each year.

The scholarship is open to any visually impaired or blind person ages 17-23 that reside in the Counties served by The Seeing Hand.  In West Virginia they are Ohio, Marshall, Brooke, Hancock, Wetzel and Hampshire.  The eligible counties in Ohio are Belmont, Jefferson, Monroe and Guernsey.

To be eligible the Candidate must:

  • Be enrolled in a four-year college, 2-year community college or a trade school.
  • Submit an application and a written 500-word essay about their plans for the future, what their hobbies are and what their biggest challenge was that they overcame with their visual impairment.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a non-family member. We recommend a teacher, clergy, boss or friend.

The deadline for the application is March 31 each year.

A committee will review the applications and an announcement will be made by the end of April of each year.

Please submit the application, essay and letter of recommendation to:

Bob Hicks Memorial Scholarship Application

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