[nabs-l] NFB national convention scholarship

Chris Nusbaum cnusbaumnfb at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 23:56:35 UTC 2015


Arielle and All,

There is a scholarship specifically for people attending their first
national convention. This is called the Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship and is
open to anyone, student or nonstudent. The only requirement is that an
applicant is planning to attend their first convention in 2015. Check
nfb.org for information on this.

Chris

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From: nabs-l [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Arielle
Silverman via nabs-l
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 5:02 PM
To: Cindy Bennett; National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] NFB national convention scholarship

Hi all,
Just to clarify, there seem to be two scholarships in discussion. One is the
NFB national scholarship, awarded to 30 college students each year. Each
winner receives at least $3000 in addition to convention expenses. Cindy is
on the committee for that scholarship and Patti Chang is the chairperson.
The second is a convention-only scholarship, which I think is what Shikha is
applying for. This is a much newer program so I don't know much about it. I
don't think you have to be a student to apply for this one, but there may be
restrictions on how many previous conventions you've attended. It would be
good to talk to your state president if you have any questions about the
eligibility criteria or what they are looking for.
Arielle

On 1/6/15, Cindy Bennett via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I think that asking previous winners to share their essays can be 
> affective. I found that all essays I read were different, but they did 
> help me to narrow down some experiences that I wanted to include. I 
> would suggest that if you know previous winners personally to reach 
> out to them personally. I did this and reiterated that I would not 
> share their work but was just using it for reference to learn what a 
> successful essay reads like. If you do not know any previous 
> scholarship winners, reach out to your affiliate president; you will 
> be asking them for a letter of recommendation anyway, so establishing 
> the connection early if you haven't already is always a good idea.
> Since they are the affiliate president, they likely know former 
> winners. You can also reach out to anyone on the committee. Patti 
> Chang is the chair person, and I am serving on the committee this year 
> as well. Finally, I know that numerous student divisions are hosting 
> scholarship conference calls facilitated by an committee member, so 
> keep an eye out for those announcements to get an opportunity to ask a 
> committee member your questions directly.
>
> Cindy
>
> On 1/6/15, Miso Kwak via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Shikha and anybody who may be interested...
>> First I want to make sure the scholarship you are applying is not the 
>> convention scholarship but the national scholarship. Finalists are 
>> invited and provided travel expanses to the national convention but 
>> the scholarship itself is for educational purpose not the attendance 
>> of convention In this case, I am by no means an expert; only an 
>> experience of becoming a finalist once in 2013.
>> This essay was difficult as I was not sure how and what to talk about 
>> on my essay.
>> I ended up just being honest and myself. This sounds like such a 
>> cliche but this is the best way to communicate yourself. Of course a 
>> lot of proofreading and editing was involved. Also, it seems to be 
>> helpful if you can write about how NFB has shaped your life, 
>> experience, perspectives, etc. At the time I had not as much 
>> involvement with the NFB but I was still able to write something.
>> Best of luck to all who are applying!
>> Miso Kwak
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Gloria Graves via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> To: Alana Leonhardy <alana.leonhardy at gmail.com>; National Association 
>> of Blind Students mailing list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 6:16 am
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] NFB national convention scholarship
>>
>> Hi,
>> Would you also send it to me as well because I also will be applying 
>> for the scholarship. I will be a grad student I want to try to apply 
>> for as many scholarships as possible and the scholarship always seems 
>> to be one of the harder ones when it comes to knowing what exactly 
>> the scholarship committee is looking for an NSA. Thank you so much
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Jan 6, 2015, at 4:38 AM, Alana Leonhardy via nabs-l
>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Sure. If I can locate it, I'll send it your way.
>>> Alana
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>> On Jan 5, 2015, at 20:56, Shikha via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hey
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I am applying for the NFB National convention scholarship again. I
>> am having a little bit of trouble writing the essay. Do you think 
>> anyone that has one the NFB national convention scholarship can let 
>> me see their essay.Shikha.
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> and Engineering
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> Federation of the Blind of Washington Affiliates of the National 
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