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George and Edith Pilz Memorial Scholarship

The United States Blind Golf Association is pleased to offer up to $5,000 in scholarship funding for the school year 2022 / 2023.  This scholarship, established by the USBGA, is in memory of George and Edith Pilz.  George and Edith were advocates for the advancement of blind and legally blind students.  Our goal is to ensure that blind and legally blind students have an equal opportunity to participate and succeed in academic and athletic endeavors.  The George and Edith Pilz Memorial Scholarship rewards outstanding high school and college students financial aid to assist with pursuing their career.

These scholarships are available to anyone who is blind or legally blind, as defined by the United States Social Security Administration (Understanding SSI – SSI Eligibility (ssa.gov)).  Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA and show documentation of their visual acuity.

The scholarship may be used to attend a community college, vocational school or a four-year college.

The deadline for applying is December 1, 2022.  Complete the application form and attach two (2) letters of recommendation, documentation of your visual acuity or visual field limitation and an unofficial school transcript.  Please contact the Scholarship Committee with any questions you may have.

Scholarship recipients will be announced on (March 15, 2023).

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