[Nfbc-info] PAD, NFB scholarship Now Available

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Sun Dec 6 05:00:42 UTC 2009



Dennis Sumlin, President

Performing Arts Division of the National Federation of the Blind

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Application Process Begins

Scholarships for Blind Performing Arts Majors

New York, NY (November 21, 2009): The non-profit Performing Arts 
Division of the National Federation of the Blind (PAD, NFB) is 
currently taking applications for its Mary Anne Parks Performing Arts 
Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded at the NFB's annual 
convention July 3-8, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. The winner will receive 
$1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to the convention. The 
scholarship is open to legally blind students (high school seniors 
through graduate school). Applicants must either be currently 
majoring in or planning to major in some form of the performing arts 
in the fall of 2010. The deadline is March 31, 2010. Applications are 
available to download at:  <http://www.padnfb.org/>www.padnfb.org

Applicants will be judged on their performing arts achievements and 
excellence, performing arts-related aspirations and goals, academic 
excellence and community service endeavors.

"Finalists," says Scholarship Coordinator Lisa Ostrow, from the 
Boston area, "will be contacted for a teleconference interview with 
the Scholarship Committee."

"The Mary Anne Parks Performing Arts Scholarship," says PAD's 
President Dennis H.R. Sumlin "was created in memory of our late 
secretary, Mary Anne Parks, of Atlanta, Georgia. Mary Anne was a 
master's candidate and a dynamic leader who held several offices in 
the NFB. She died at age 30 in August of 2007 on her way to do 
volunteer teaching for Hands on Atlanta, when a car struck the van in 
which she was riding."

To contact Scholarship Coordinator Lisa Ostrow, send an e-mail to:

<mailto:scholarships at padnfb.org>scholarships at padnfb.org


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the nation's blind.  In January 2004 the NFB opened the National 
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