Scholarships

AER William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship

AER proudly offers educational scholarships for individuals continuing their education in the field of providing services to the blind and visually impaired. The William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship is awarded every other year in even years to two selected applicants who are legally blind and are studying for a career in the field of services to persons who are blind or visually impaired.

The deadline for submitting the applications and accompanying documentation is April 30, 2020 and scholarship recipients will be notified on or around May 31, 2020. The two winners will be announced at the AER International Conference 2020, July 22-26, in St. Louis, MO.

To submit your application, please complete the application (link below) in full and verify that you meet all of the eligibility criteria in the application. Then submit your application, and all accompanying documentation (listed in the application) no later than April 30 to Michele Basham at [email protected].

Ferrell Scholarship Application – Word
Ferrell Scholarship Application – PDF

Please address any question to Michele Basham at [email protected].

2018 William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship Winners

AER is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 AER William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship. After carefully reviewing all entries, the AER Scholarship Committee decided on two individuals that clearly met and exceeded the criteria.

Rachel Bodek
Anastasia DeGuzman

Both winners received a $1,000 scholarship. Congratulations to our winners, and great job to everyone who submitted an application.