The Juliette RP Vision Foundation College Scholarship
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This scholarship is designed for a visually impaired U.S. high school student who has been admitted to college and demonstrates extraordinary promise to improve their life and the lives around them and to current college students.
- Scholarship Applicant Instructions
- Letter of Recommendation
- Confirmation of Legal Blindness
- Scholarship Submissions Checklist
Please send us an email if your interested in this scholarship.
This scholarship is designed for a U.S. young ophthalmologist who are conducting Retinitis Pigmentosa research or other retina related vision research. This individual should be passionate about patients and displays a strong desire to pursue RP research and/or provide care for patients with RP or other retina related eye diseases.
Web site: www.JulietteFoundation.org/scholarships
What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) refers to a group of inherited diseases causing retinal degeneration.The retina lines the back inside wall of the eye and is responsible for capturing images from the visual field.People with RP experience a gradual decline in their vision because photoreceptor cells (rods and cones) die.
- A discovery of a new gene that causes Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), two devastating forms of childhood blindness, has been made at Montreal Children's Hospital.
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