[nfb-talk] National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship Program

Freeh, Jessica JFreeh at nfb.org
Tue Nov 3 21:09:20 CST 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



CONTACT:

Chris Danielsen

Director of Public Relations

National Federation of the Blind

(410) 659-9314, extension 2330

(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

cdanielsen at nfb.org


National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship Program




Thirty Scholarships Available to College and Postgraduate Students



Baltimore, Maryland (November 3, 2009):  The National Federation of 
the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the 
United States, announced today that applications are now being 
accepted for the 2010 National Federation of the Blind Scholarship 
Program.  Thirty scholarships totaling $100,000 will be awarded to 
blind students from the United States and Puerto Rico.  The 
scholarships are available to blind students who will be enrolled in 
college or a graduate program beginning in the fall of 2010, 
including incoming freshmen.  Scholarships range in value from $3,000 
to $12,000.



Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, 
said: "The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program is 
the Federation's way of recognizing outstanding academic achievement 
by blind students and spreading our positive philosophy of blindness 
to these students and to the general public.  Because of the 
collective efforts of blind Americans, blind people today are 
achieving greater academic success and entering fields of study once 
thought closed to the blind, and celebrating their achievements is 
always a highlight of our national convention.  I join the 
Scholarship Committee in inviting every eligible blind student to 
submit an application, and I look forward to meeting the dynamic 
individuals that will make up the 2010 National Federation of the 
Blind scholarship class."



Information on the NFB scholarship program is posted online at 
<http://www.nfb.org/scholarships>www.nfb.org/scholarships.  The 
deadline for applications is March 31, 2010.

Questions may be directed to the NFB Scholarship Committee Chairman, 
Mr. Anil Lewis, by e-mail at 
<mailto:Scholarships at nfb.org>Scholarships at nfb.org, or by phone at 
(410) 659 -9314, extension 2415.




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