CTEBVI Scholarships

Every year, CSB staff attends the California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) Conference. CTEBVI offer two scholarships for students who are visually impaired.

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Donna Coffee Memorial Scholarship

CTEBVI sponsors the Donna Coffee Memorial Scholarship annually, in honor of Donna's exceptional service to our organization and to the visually impaired community. The award is to be used to promote the academic and social development of K-12 students. The successful recipients will be awarded up to $1000.


  • Completed application form and student's essay (student's essay may be submitted in primary reading medium: i.e., braille, large print, or audio format).
  • Letter of support from nominating educator, Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI), Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Instructor, and/or school administrator (i.e., one letter from each person if there is more than one nominator).
  • Recent photo
  • Parent/legal guardian must approve the application, use of funds and photo release by signing the application/release.

Deadline: March 10, 2023 (Postmarked deadline if sending via snail mail: March 10, 2023).
All materials must be submitted as listed above to be considered. Late or incomplete proposals will not be considered.

All applicants will receive a receipt of application (via email to their own account or teacher/parent as applicable) as well as the status of the final outcome by April 3, 2023.

Katie Sibert Memorial Scholarship


  • Completed Application Packet must be received on or before the February 1, 2023 deadline.
  • Cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications and/or experience in transcribing or
    educating the visually impaired.
  • Two current (within the past 12 months) letters of recommendation as follows:
    • TRANSCRIBERS must have two letters of recommendation from their group or agency on
    • EDUCATORS must have two letters of recommendation (e.g., principal, college professor)
      on letterhead.
    • PARA-EDUCATORS must have two letters of recommendation (e.g., TVI, regular
      education teacher).

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