[nabs-l] National Scholarship

rachel Jacobs oceanrls at hotmail.com
Sun May 31 23:23:04 UTC 2009


I am a scholarship winner. They are paying for flight, hotel, taxies 
service, registration and banquet, and giving money for food. It's really 
quite amazing what the NFB does for the winners!
Rachel
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jess" <jessica.trask.reagan at gmail.com>
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> Jim.
> It's a free trip you would be passing up because I do believe the NFB will 
> fly the student out to where ever the national convention if they win a 
> national scholarship. I know from the short time I was involved with the 
> ACB and the couple of their conventions that I attended they paid I 
> believe for the student flight and hotel room at the national convention 
> if the student is a National Scholarship Winner which would also make the 
> student first time attendee to the convention.
> Jessica
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jim Reed" <jim275_2 at yahoo.com>
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> Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 2:53 PM
> Subject: [nabs-l] National Scholarship
>
>
> Hello fellow scholoarship contestants,
> I also applied for the NFB scholarship, and I also have not heard 
> anything. My understanding was that the scholarship commitee would begin 
> reviewing applications after May 1. It seems to me that since one 
> requirement of the scholarship is attending the national convention, it is 
> likely that the sciholarship commitee has already, or must very shortly 
> make their desisions. thus allowing time to make travel arraingements.
>
> BTW, How do you guys feel about being forced to attend a national 
> convention in order to reciieve a scholarship? We atre college students; 
> shouldn't we be being encouraged to work during the summers? What about 
> those with summer internships where they can't take time off work?I know 
> that if I had a job working for the National Park Service, or the Forest 
> Service, there would be no chance I could go to convention, especially 
> since the convention falls on the 4th of July (when every idiot with a 
> tent and a cooler full of beer is in the National Parks/Forest). I'm not 
> sure I agree with the idea of requreing students to take a week out of 
> their lives, and travel half-way acrossed the country for the purpose of 
> recieving a scholarship; even if the trip is free.
>
> Thoughts?
> Jim
>
> Homer Simpson's brain: "Use reverse psychology."
> Homer: "Oh, that sounds too complicated."
> Homer's brain: "Okay, don't use reverse psychology."
> Homer: "Okay, I will!"
>
>
>
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