[NFBK] Fwd: 2020 Scholarship Program - Open for Applications

Cathy Jackson cathyj1949 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 7 22:57:32 UTC 2019

Hello All,
Believe it or not it’s that time of year to begin applying for our National
Federation of the Blind Scholarships. Read below what our Chair Ms. Mendez
has to say,

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From: National Federation of the Blind <webmaster at nfb.org>
Date: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 3:30 PM
Subject: 2020 Scholarship Program - Open for Applications
To: Cathy Jackson <cathyj1949 at gmail.com>

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Dear State Presidents:

Thank you for your critical contributions to the 2019 scholarship selection
process. I urge all of you to share the scholarship program flier
<https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=15510&qid=3092085> as
widely as possible. You can help spread the word by forwarding our
informational flyer far and wide via affiliate and other mailing lists,
posting and reposting links to the application on social media, and sharing
information about the achievements of past recipients in order to inspire
future applicants.

Each year, our organization awards a broad array of scholarships to
recognize achievement by blind scholars. The NFB Scholarship Program is our
investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic
aptitude, leadership, and service. The cash value of our thirty
scholarships, generally ranging from $3,000 to $12,000, is only one aspect
of this prestigious program. Each winner also receives funding to travel to
and attend the NFB’s national convention, where they have the opportunity
to network with other blind students, to exchange information and ideas,
and to meet and talk with hundreds of blind people who are successfully
working in many occupations and professions.

The 2020 online scholarship application is now available at
All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted no later
than March 31, 2020. A list of eligibility requirements, as well as
documents containing answers to frequently asked questions, a submissions
checklist and other supporting materials can also be found on the
scholarships website. Throughout the application period, reminders and
information about the scholarship program will appear in the Braille
Moniter, on our website, and will be shared via social media.

During the first week of each month that the scholarship application window
is open, you should all receive an email from scholarships at nfb.org
listing current applicants from your state. The email lists completed as
well as incomplete applications, so as the deadline approaches, you may
want to reach out to those students whose applications are showing as
incomplete, to urge them personally to finalize and submit their
documentation. In particular, remind students that applications are not
complete, regardless of what has been uploaded, until the submit button has
been pressed.

Thank you for all that you do to make our Federation the dynamic
organization it is, and thank you for making the scholarship program one we
can be proud to run and fund.


Cayte Meeting
Scholarship Committee Chair

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