National Conference Stipends Available

Surely you’ve heard by now that the American Council of the Blind will hold its national conference in Rochester, New York July 5-12, 2019. Information about the conference is available at PCB encourages its members to take advantage of the conference’s close physical proximity to Pennsylvania. PCB is excited to offer six stipends of $250 each to our membership to aid attendance. Funds may be used for overnight accommodations, travel, meals, or conference activities.

Applicants for PCB stipends must be attending the ACB national conference for the first time. He or she must have been a dues-paid member of PCB for 2018 and must maintain current membership. If selected, he or she must pre-register for the conference with ACB and show proof of conference pre-registration by June 10. The stipend check will be mailed upon receipt of this verification. Stipend awardees will be expected to participate in the conference for a period of at least two full days.

To apply for one of the $250 stipends being offered by PCB, members must send a letter explaining the following:
1. What do you hope to gain by attending the ACB national conference?
2. How have you demonstrated your interest and involvement in the work of PCB either through a chapter or on the statewide level?
3. What do you foresee for your future participation in the council?

Letters of application should be submitted to the PCB office by April 15, 2019. Winners will be notified of the award the first week in May. Submit letters by email to or by any other format to: PA Council of the Blind, 931 N. Front Street, Suite B, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Should you have questions, please contact Mary Ann Grignon, Membership Coordinator at 570-807-1276 or

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