Thursday, September 23, 2010

Scholarship opportunity for legally blind students

This is another item I'm passing along for those that might be interested. It's never too early to get started on these things. I am a former national scholarship winner. My advice is to keep trying if you haven't been successful in the past. The year I won my national scholarship was the second year I applied. Unfortunately, I didn't know I had HPS then and was horribly ill at the conference. I'm sure no one knew how ill I was as I was trying to cover it up and compete. I nearly passed out on several occassions and was so tired because I was GI bleeding and getting very anemic.

Most state affiliates also have scholarship programs, and usually the application form is the same. Apply at both the state and the national level. Good luck!!!!


For Blind High School Seniors through Grad School Students






$12,000 Scholarship






The Kenneth Jernigan $12,000 Scholarship


and


1 Scholarship for $10,000


2 Scholarships for $7,000 each


4 Scholarships for $5,000 each


22 Scholarships for $3,000 each


PLUS other gifts to scholarship winners!










ARE YOU A LEGALLY BLIND STUDENT?


Go to:


www.nfb.org/scholarships










NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND


2011 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM






Contest begins: November 2010


To apply, read the rules and the Submission Checklist, complete the official 2011 Scholarship Application Form (online or print), send all required documents by the March 31 deadline, and complete one telephone interview with our representative by April 15, 2011.














Deadline: March 31, 2011


All documentation must be received or postmarked by the deadline.






Questions to: NFB Scholarship Program. E-mail: Scholarships@nfb.org


Office: (410) 659 -9314, extension 2415 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ETZ)
























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