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Scholarship for students who are visually impaired

By Staff | May 1, 2009

The Tricounty Chapter of the Mountain State Council of the Blind is offering a $500 scholarship to students who are blind or visually impaired and reside in the Tri-County area of the state (Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan). The student can be a full or part-time student.

This scholarship commemorates the precious memory of Cesarina “Mary” Capriotti Wysong, who died on Dec. 3, 2008, following her courageous fight with cancer.

Mary was a member of the Tricounty Chapter of Mountain State Council of the Blind and was well-known for her consistently tireless and unselfish volunteerism within the organization. She had a passion for hard work and devotion to those she cared about. She was a loving mother and knew and appreciated the value of family. She had only been a member of the chapter since January 2008 but her efforts and accomplishments for the organization far exceeded her time there. She remains an inspiration to all who knew her.

The applicant for the scholarship will be required to submit an application, copy of their transcript, two letters of recommendation and write a personal essay. Online applications may be found at www.mscbwv.org Email applications may be submitted to pigletkk@gmai.com. The winner of the scholarship will receive the award at the annual MSCB picnic.

Tricounty Chapter of the Mountain State Council of the Blind is a growing chapter which seeks to promote equality and independence for people who are blind and visually impaired and their families. In addition the scholarship, we offer socialization, advocacy, awareness and much more. Contact Jessie Rayl, President for additional information at eaglewings@wvdsl.net