[nabs-l] National Scholarship

Ashley Bramlett bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Sun May 31 23:42:12 UTC 2009


Jessica,
Its the same in NFB.  Actually its required.  NFB will pay for the student's 
hotel room and probably air fare too to attend convention.  For some winners 
its their first convention.
Ashley
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jess" <jessica.trask.reagan at gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] National Scholarship


> 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
>
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