[Mn-abs] Scholarship Opportunity for Blind Minnesotans, The Deadline Draws Nearer

Steve Jacobson steve.jacobson at visi.com
Sun Mar 22 03:08:34 UTC 2015

There is less than one month to apply for our state scholarship.  The following announcement is from the Scholarship Committee of the National Federation 
of the Blind of Minnesota.  It is being sent on behalf of Sheila Koenig, the chairperson of that committee: 

January, 2015

Dear Prospective Applicant:

The National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota announces its 2015 scholarship program. This year we will be awarding one scholarship for $1,500 and 
one scholarship for $1000 to qualified applicants. In addition to the monetary award, one of the winners will attend the annual convention of the National 
Federation of the Blind from July 5-10 in Orlando, Florida. At the convention, the scholarship winner will have the opportunity to meet other blind students 
and gain insights into succeeding as a blind person. Additionally, both winners will attend the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota convention in 
2015. The scholarships will be presented at the banquet of this convention. Candidates must be students who are legally blind and attending a post-
secondary school full-time in Minnesota. 

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, complete the online application and attach the following documents. 


1.	Personal essay from applicant. NFB scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence and community/campus service and 
leadership. In your essay, discuss the goals you have for the future as well as your academic and community activities.  Tell us about yourself and why you 
are a deserving recipient of the scholarship. Since the awards are restricted to legally blind people, the committee will also be interested in the techniques 
you use to succeed as a student who is blind. 

2.	Two letters of recommendation. You can attach these letters to the online application or send via email to Scholarships.nfbmn at gmail.com

3.	Current official transcript from institution now attending and transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions attended. If you have not yet 
completed one year of college study, submit a transcript from the high school you previously attended.

4.	Interview with Committee Member: All applicants will be contacted by phone by a member of the scholarship committee. This interview will enable 
the committee to learn more about you and your goals for the future. The interviews will be conducted after the application deadline. 

Applications and attachments should be received by April 15, 2015. 

If you or anyone else should have any questions regarding these awards, please contact me at: (612) 977-9110 or shekoenig at comcast.net   Additionally, 
the National Federation of the Blind offers 30 national scholarships each year. If you would like more information about these scholarships, visit  

Finally, please visit http://www.nfbmn.org to learn more about us and what we do here in Minnesota.


Sheila Koenig, Chairperson
Scholarship Committee, National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota

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