[NFBK] NFBGL Scholarship Application - Deadline April 30, 2022

Lonnie Swafford - NFBKY lonnie.swafford at nfbofky.org
Fri Mar 25 20:39:20 UTC 2022

Mittie Lake Scholarship

The National Federation of the Blind of Greater Louisville scholarship has
named the Mittie Lake Memorial Scholarship in honor of Ms. Mittie Lake, a
charter member of the National Federation of the Blind of Greater Louisville
who understood and championed the value of higher education. Our minimum
award for the Mittie Lake Scholarship is $500 for one winner.

About the Scholarship

The Mittie Lake Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of Mittie Lake who
was a long-time Federationist and charter member of the National Federation
of the Blind of Greater Louisville. Mittie was a student at the KY School
for the Blind. During her middle years, Mittie lost all of her sight.

Mittie had an enthusiasm for life and all of its many offerings. The fact
that Mittie became totally blind did nothing to stop her from living the
life she wanted. Mittie was married and raised a family and she worked
tirelessly in her church nursery for more than thirty years, providing
nurturing care for hundreds of babies and young children. Mittie sang with
numerous choirs, quartets and ensembles. She was a strong advocate for
Braille and its use in all aspects of daily life.  Mittie chose to use a
guide dog and treated her guides not only as the tools she needed to live
her life independently, but as valued friends and companions who were never
without love, affection, and a treat or two.

In honor of her life experiences, preference will be given to students who
are guide dog users and who utilize Braille as part of their daily lives.


All applicants must be legally blind. Documentation must be provided by a
medical or rehabilitation professional certifying legal blindness.

Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited college, university or
on-line program.

Applicants must reside in the The Greater Louisville area defined as the
following counties in Kentucky: Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Meade,
Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble; as well as the following
counties in Indiana: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington

Scholarship finalists must complete a telephone interview with one of the
Scholarship committee members.

Scholarship finalists must participate in at least one activity of the
National Federation of the Blind of Greater Louisville prior to the
scholarship selection and award.  This activity may include (but is not
limited to) a monthly meeting, community outreach, or social activity
sponsored by the Greater Louisville chapter of the Federation.

Applications must include the following

1. A completed on-line scholarship application

2. Most recent college or high school transcript

3. Two letters of recommendation

4. Proof of legal blindness

5. Proof of enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution (a copy
of the letter of acceptance into a post-secondary program if student is a
high school senior)

You can find the  <https://www.nfbgl.org/scholarship_application>
scholarship application form during the open periods listed above. You may
also visit: www.nfbgl.org <http://www.nfbgl.org>  and select the scholarship
link and then select the link for the scholarship application there. 

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