[Nfbc-info] Jernigan Fund money for national convention
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Sat Feb 14 06:49:01 UTC 2009
The Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship Fund is looking for
use some financial assistance to attend our national convention in
In 2009 our convention will begin on Friday, July 3, and run through
8. This is an entirely different schedule, and the convention is a day
with the banquet Wednesday evening.
Who is eligible to receive a Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship?
If you are a member of the National Federation of the Blind, you are
apply. However, preference will be given to first- time convention
scholarship selection committee is able to make an occasional exception,
convention participants are the target group.
What do I have to do to apply for a Kenneth Jernigan Convention
You must do the following and are responsible for these application
1. Find out who your state NFB president is and get him or her to write a
of recommendation for you, or you may have a chapter president or other
a letter of recommendation, but we must have a letter from a Federation
is familiar with you.
2. You must write a letter to the Kenneth Jernigan fund committee
reasons why you want a scholarship. Describe your participation in the
and what you think you would get and give to the convention. Please send
to Allen Harris, 219 Meadows Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35235, or email
to <allen.harris at dwx.com>.
3. You must register for and attend the entire convention, including the
How do I get my scholarship funds?
You will get cash at the convention. The times and locations will be
notice you receive if you are a scholarship winner. The committee is not
provide funds before the convention, so work with your chapter and state
to assist by advancing funds you can pay back when you receive your
When will I know if I have been selected as a Kenneth Jernigan
The committee makes every effort to notify scholarship winners by May 15,
must do several things to be prepared to attend if you are chosen:
1. You must make your own hotel reservation. If something prevents you
you can cancel your reservation.
2. You will receive a letter with the convention details, which should
of your questions. It is also helpful to find a mentor from your chapter
to act as a friend and advisor during the convention. Although you will
officially whether or not you have been selected until early May, you
to attend and then adjust your plans accordingly.
This past summer in Dallas the Jernigan Fund scholarship committee
Kenneth Jernigan Scholarships. The average grant was $600. You can
letter to the committee any circumstances which the committee may choose
into consideration. Above all, please use this opportunity to attend your
and join several thousand other blind Federationists in the most
of the blind in the world.
If you have questions or need additional information, call Allen Harris
655-8221 or email him at <allen.harris at dwx.com>. You may also email Joy
<joy.harris at dwx.com>. We look forward to seeing you in Detroit and
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