[Nfbnet-members-list] Seeking a career in Rehabilitation: Scholarships remain available for a limited time only

Edward Bell ebell at pdrib.com
Thu Apr 12 18:26:37 UTC 2018

Limited Time Opportunity for Careers in Rehabilitation of the Blind
Scholarships are now available!
Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
Louisiana Tech University

Structured Discovery Cane Travel (SDCT) and 
Structured Discovery Rehabilitation have been 
demonstrated to be among the most innovative and 
effective forms of rehabilitation training for 
individuals who are blind or visually impaired. 
Louisiana Tech University has operated its 
Orientation and Mobility program on this model 
successfully for 18 years, with upwards of 90% 
successful employment and employer satisfaction rates.

Louisiana Tech is excited to announce that along 
with its O&M program, it has expanded its 
training and has also launched a brand-new 
concentration in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind.

Scholarships remain available, but are only 
guaranteed for one more year, for qualified 
individuals seeking one of the following degree paths:
    * Master of Arts in Counseling/Guidance with 
Concentration in Orientation and Mobility.
    * Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance 
with Concentration in Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind

Why me?
    * The field of educating and rehabilitating 
children and adults who are blind is deeply rewarding and life-changing.
    * The job market is wide open; currently, we 
receive four times the number of employer 
requests than we have graduates to provide.
    * Training occurs on campus in Ruston, 
Louisiana, and can be completed in as little as one year.
    * No prior background or experience in 
blindness is necessary­we’ll teach you everything you need to know.
    * Scholarships are provided on a competitive 
basis to qualified persons and can cover costs for attending the university.
    * Scholarships also support travel to 
conferences, trainings, and field-based 
experiences at Structured Discovery training programs.

Who can Apply?
Individuals must already possess a Bachelor’s 
(B.A.) degree from an accredited university, have 
a grade point average of 2.5 and obtain a minimum 
of 287 (Verbal and Quantitative) on the Graduate 
Records Examination (GRE). Individuals must also 
be willing to attend courses on campus in Ruston, 
Louisiana on a full-time basis.

What’s the Catch?
    * Payback through service is required. 
Agreement to receive scholarship funding requires 
commitment for you to work in the field of 
rehabilitation for two years for each year of scholarship support you obtain.
    * Scholarships cover at least tuition and 
fees but may cover living and travel costs as well.
    * You have to move to Ruston, work hard, 
study harder, and have the heart to be an O&M or 
Rehabilitation Teacher of blind persons.

Where do I get started?
    * For program details, visit: <http://www.pdrib.com>www.pdrib.com
    * Send an email for more information 
to:  <mailto:ebell at latech.edu>ebell at latech.edu or 
call Edward Bell to discuss your application: 318-257-4554

Edward C. Bell, Ph.D., CRC, NOMC, Director,
Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
Louisiana Tech University
600 Mayfield Ave / 210 Woodard Hall
PO Box 3158
Ruston LA 71272
Office: 318.257.4554                      Fax: 318.257.2259
<mailto:ebell at latech.edu>ebell at latech.edu  www.pdrib.com
"I am somehow less interested in the weight and 
convolutions of  Einstein's brain than in the 
near certainty that people of equal  talent have 
lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops."
-- Stephen Jay Gould

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