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
The Kenneth Jernigan $12,000 Scholarship
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?
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)