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2019 Mouse Hole Scholarships
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The Mouse Hole Scholarship Program began as a dream in 2000. It became a reality in 2004 with the first scholarships being awarded to students. The program is funded by purchases at Blind Mice Mega Mall and private donations! The number of awards and the amount of each scholarship varies each year. Our goal is to offer more and larger scholarships every successive year!
This depends upon the income generated by these sources. Every time you make a purchase at Blind Mice Mega Mall the Scholarship Fund grows!

Blind Mice Inc, through your purchases, donations from companies, and contributions by friends of the Mice, has offered over $45,000 in scholarships to students since 2004! The goal for the program is to be able to provide a scholarship to every student that applies!

The scholarships are open to visually impaired students and also to sighted students with visually impaired parents. Let's all work together to make life better for everyone!

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Awards for the 2019 Mouse Hole Scholarship Essay Contest

Blind Mice Shoppers raised over $3,400.00 in 2018 for the Mouse Hole Scholarship Fund and The Mice are adding to that amount to bring the total to $4,000.00!
2019 Mousehole Scholarship Awards

  • The KelseyDawg Memorial Scholarship: $1,000.00


  • The KelseyDog Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the second runner-up!


    Back to Top The topic for this year's essay:

    Mouse Hole Scholarship 2019 Essay Topic
    Applicants are asked to write on the following:

    The year is 2029. You have just received an invitation to your 10-year high school reunion. Thoughts of the past fly through your head. As you reflect upon the past, write about where you are in your life in the year 2026.

    The essay should be a combination of fact and fiction. Use your imagination, experiences, and dreams to create your essay!
    Here are some questions to get you thinking!
    A winning essay will be composed using these prompts in a very creative manner!
    Please don't put our judges to sleep with a boring essay!
    Don't be afraid to have some fun with this essay and dream a little!
    Remember, it is ten years in the future! Let your imagination go!
    About You:


    About college:
    After College:

    Again, this essay is an opportunity to dream a little about your future and to tell us about yourself in a creative manner.
    The length of the essay should be between 6 and 15 pages.
    Essays will be judged on originality, creativity, grammar, spelling, and the judge's overall impression of the applicant.
    We look forward to reading your essays!
    Good Luck!

    Back to Top 2019 Mouse Hole Scholarship Essay Contest Rules

    Eligibility Rules:

    1. Applicants or their parent or parents corrected vision must be 20/200 or worse in both eyes, i.e. legally visually impaired, to apply for this scholarship.
    2. Applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and be graduating by the summer of 2019 and not have been previously enrolled solely in any college. If receiving a GED, it must be earned by the summer of 2019.
    3. Applicants must be attending a college or university degree program in the United States beginning in either the Fall of 2019 or the Spring of 2020.
    4. The length of the essay will be at least six pages and not exceed fifteen pages.
    5. Essays may be submitted for consideration only in these ways:
      A. Electronically sent as attachments by e-mail
      B. Saved on a CD-R or thumb drive and mailed Submissions must be in MS Word (.doc format) or text format. Entries received in any other formats will not be considered for an award.
    6. Your letter of recommendation must accompany your essay when submitted. This document must be in the same format as the essay.
    7. The letter of recommendation must be written by the student?s school counselor, an administrator , or by one of the student?s teachers.
    8. All Submissions will become the property of Blind Mice inc and Mouse Hole Scholarships.
    9. All decisions made by the judges and Blind Mice Inc. are final.
    10. Essays will be accepted until May 15, 2019.
    11. Recipients of awards will be notified on or before May 30, 2019.
    12. The names of award recipients and their essays, in part or whole, may be used by Blind Mice inc for promotional purposes.
    13. Scholarships will be paid, in the name of the winning students, to the general scholarship fund of the college or university the winning applicants will be attending.
    14. Proof of visual impairment may be requested before awards are presented.
    15. These scholarships are limited to individuals pursuing a post-secondary college or university degree program in the United States.
    16. Individuals may submit only one application for an award period
    17. Judges, officers, Board Members, Blind Mice Mega Mall Merchants, Blind Mice inc employees, and families are not eligible for the scholarship awards.
    18. These rules may be amended or changed at anytime by Blind Mice Inc. . without notice.

    E-mail address for submissions:
    info@blindmicemegamall.com
    Submit Essay, Application, and Recommendation Letter Here!

    Back to Top How to Get an Application

    We will be happy to e-mail an application to you. Click on the link below to request your application. If you need us to send it to a different e-mail address, please indicate the address that the application should be sent to.
    Send for an application now! Back to Top Directions for Submitting Essays:


    The application, letter of recommendation, and essay will be submitted by e-mail The documents should be saved in MS Word (.doc format only) or Text format only to be considered.
    To Submit Electronically by E-mail:
    Send application, recommendation letter, and essay as attachments to info@blindmicemegamall.com
    Ready to send entry? Click here!
    Remember The files must be in MS Word (.doc format only) or Text format. br>Submissions must be received before midnight (central time) May 16, 2019 . br>A confirmation will be sent confirming the receipt of your essay.
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