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An Eye For An Eye Makes The World Blind Essay Scholarships



MarvelOptics.com, a leading prescription eyeglass company is pleased to announce they will be holding a “MarvelOptics.com National Scholarship Contest”. The essay winner selected will receive a $1500 scholarship.  The founders of MarvelOptics.com are young entrepreneurs who know the value of quality education. They appreciate hard work and ambition and believe that money should never become an obstacle when working towards one’s dreams.



Any current, full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age nor specified major requirement.


  1. Select your preferred social media outlet(s): Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus or YouTube.
  2. Answer the following prompt
    • Helen Keller said, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." What does that mean to you?

  3. You may post on more than one social media outlet or your blog page. You can choose to post a short essay or a video.
  4. If you choose to write a short essay, it must be a maximum of 300 words.
  5. A video must be 1-minute in length.
  6. Any pictures posted must be original.
  7. Post your entries on YOUR blog accounts or social media and follow instructions for each platform as described below:
    • Blog: At the end of you blog article, paste this clickable link: www.marveloptics.com then email us a link to the blog page you posted your entry on. 
    • Facebook and Google Plus: copy and paste this before your essay: 
      • @Marveloptics.com | www.marveloptics.com
    • Instagram: after you post your video, mention @marveloptics in your comments
    •  Youtube: in your video description, add this clickable link: www.marveloptics.com
  8. We encourage you to share your posts as traction created through likes, shares or comments may be used as one of the determining factors in judging.
  9. Submit a signed a signed content contribution agreement to customerservice@marveloptics.com and MUST include the following:
  • Full name
  • Email Address and Phone number
  • Your school, major, and graduation date.
  • Your ID number and address to Financial Aid office where check will be delivered to
  • (IMPORTANT) Links to the posts you made in different social media platform

In order for your entry to be eligible, ALL guidelines must be met.


 The essay submission deadline is 12:00 midnight EST August 15th for the Fall semester and January 5th for the Spring semester. 


 Two gifts totaling $3000 will be awarded annually. Each semester (spring and fall), one recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship to the institution of their choice. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school’s financial aid office.


 Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges. The winner will be announced on August 31st and January 26th on the MarvelOptics.com website, MarvelOptics.com social media pages and through a PR announcement. The winner will also be notified via email or phone. 


 The scholarship funds awarded are to be used for tuition and books only.  Once awarded, a check will be written to the recipient’s enrolled school and credited for academic costs. The scholarship is non-renewable and is only good for a one-semester cycle. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once during their lifetime.


Any questions on the scholarship essay contest can be directed to:customerservice@marveloptics.com





 FALL 2017


Mickelle Martin's Scholarship Submission:




Mickelle Martin's winning reaction: 





 SPRING 2017



FALL 2016









Fall 2015


The Anne Lowe Scholarship is awarded for the purpose of furthering educational pursuits of people who are legally blind* who meet the following criteria:

  • Attending accredited colleges or universities in the U.S.

2018 Application Submissions

Applications for the 2018 Anne Lowe Scholarship will be accepted January 1 through April 15, 2018, exclusively through an online application form. No applications will be accepted outside of these dates or by any other means, including in person or via mail or email. Applicants will be notified in August whether or not they have been awarded the Anne Lowe Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. Recipients also will be sent verification forms to submit to their financial advisor prior to funds being sent directly to the school.

To apply for the Anne Lowe Scholarship, the following items will be required:

  • Financial Budget for Student

  • Doctor note stating extent of blindness, dated in the last year

  • Written essay detailing the following:

    Educational Goals 
    Life Goals  

  • Signed Photo Release Form

  • Three letters of recommendation dated in the last six months (non-family members only)

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (Required if you are awarded a scholarship)


According to the American Foundation for the Blind, "Legal blindness is a level of vision loss that has been legally defined to determine eligibility for benefits. The clinical diagnosis refers to a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the best possible correction, and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less. Often, people who are diagnosed with legal blindness still have some useable vision."

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