Application for Scholarship:

Since 1978, The Philomatheon Society of the Blind has made a
scholarship grant available each year for a qualified visually impaired
Stark County high school senior or qualified former student.

The grant is for one thousand two-hundred and fifty dollars ($1,250.00) for each of two years of college or advance training. Any visually impaired high school senior or former student who qualifies for such a grant, may apply to The Philomatheon Society of the Blind @ 2701 W. Tuscarawas St., Canton, Ohio 44708.  Applications may be obtained by calling The Philomatheon Society of the Blind office at (330)-453-9157.

2018:  Applications for the Ann Black Scholarship have been mailed to Stark County High Schools in January,  with a return deadline in February.  Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committees decision in March

We would appreciate it if the school principal or counselor could assist the student in completing and returning the application.


If you are interested in more information regarding the Ann Black Scholarship, please contact our office (330)453-9157 for information or an application.

**VISUALLY IMPAIRED/LEGALLY BLIND: The term "Blind Individual" means an individual whose central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye, with correcting lenses, or whose visual acuity is greater than 20/200 but is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision, such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees. (Section 23 (y) of the Revenue Act of 1944).


The 2012 Ann Black Scholarship was awarded to a young man from North Canton Hoover High School he is attending the University of Mount Union.

The 2013 Ann Black Scholarship was awarded to a young woman from Lake High School and she plans on attending OSU.

The 2014 Ann Black Scholarship has been awarded to a young woman from McKinley High School, she will be attending Malone University.

2015, 2016, & 2017 - no scholarship issued. 

CONGRADUATIONS to all of these deserving young people.  If you are interest in receiving an application, please give us a call and we will add you to our mailing list.