Thursday, January 29, 2009

A reminder about another scholarship opportunity

This information came across my desk yesterday as well. I know I've mentioned this scholarship here before, but here's a reminder as the deadline is coming up.

National Federation of the Blind2009 Scholarship Program

Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships:

must be
legally blind (PDF document) in both eyes, and
must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and
must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States' institution in the 2009 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time, and

must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities. (Read "More Than Just Money for School" by Anil Lewis [available November 15th])

In addition to a scholarship, each winner will be brought to the 2009 National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in July at Federation expense, providing an excellent opportunity for high level networking with active blind persons in many, many different professions and occupations.

The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

What kind of student wins an NFB scholarship? Read about past NFB National Scholarship recipients in the August-September issues of the Braille Monitor.
Braille Monitor August-September 2008
Braille Monitor August-September 2007
Braille Monitor August-September 2006
Each year’s Scholarship Application information is made available online, by mail, and in the November issue of the Braille Monitor (available in large print, Braille, cassette, and online). To apply for a scholarship online, please begin here:
About the NFB Scholarship Program
Submissions Checklist
Applicant Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions (Scholarships FAQ)
2009 Scholarship Application Form—Online Edition
2009 Scholarship Application Form—Print Edition (Word document)
Confirmation of Legal Blindness (PDF document)
2009 List of Scholarships, $12,000 to $3,000
NFB Divisions, Groups, and Committees
All questions should be directed to the Chairman. Email is preferred.
NFB Scholarship CommitteeMr. Anil Lewis, Chairman Office: (410) 659-9314, x2415E-mail:

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