Since 1996, Friends has awarded an annual stipend and a scholarship to promote Braille literacy. The awards are offered to teachers, teachers-in-training, Braille transcribers and visually impaired children and adults.
These awards are named the Estelle B. Williamson Braille Literacy Awards, to honor the memory of Estelle B. Williamson, a charter member, leader, and guiding spirit of Friends. Estelle lost her battle with cancer on October 24, 2000. They remind us of Estelle’s dedication to promoting and improving the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Recipients have used the stipends in various ways to enhance or promote Braille literacy.
Estelle B. Williamson Award
Applications for this award are accepted at any time. For questions, contact Barbara Cheadle, Scholarship Chair, at bacheadle at msn.com.
You may download the award application here.