[NFBOK-Talk] 2017 Scholarships for Blind students
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Mon Dec 19 21:46:38 UTC 2016
National Federation of the Blind
2017 Scholarship Program
Applications are live now thru March 31st!
To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the
Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto
Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level
scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are
based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.
All applicants for these scholarships:
1 Must be legally blind (PDF document available online )in both
2 Must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia,
or Puerto Rico, and
3 Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary
course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the
2017 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person
employed full-time while attending school part-time, and
4 Must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all of
its scheduled scholarship program activities. In addition to a scholarship,
each winner will receive assistance to attend the 2017 National
Federation of the Blind Annual Convention which will take place July 10
through 15, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, providing an excellent opportunity
for high-level networking with active blind persons in many different
professions and occupations.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2017. GET STARTED NOW!
Scholarship and application FAQ's
As a part of the application, the applicant must contact the President of
the National Federation of the Blind of the state in which they currently
live OR the state in which they plan on attending university in the Fall of
2017. Fortunately, the contact information for the President of the NFB of
Oklahoma is below!
I hope to hear from many of you. Regardless of whether you are just
graduating from high school in the Spring or are currently a college student
or will be in the Fall of 2017 please apply! Every year scholarships are
given to students from the group of rising Freshman along with current
students at all levels and ages.
Good luck! Please call me with any questions you might have!
Jeannie M. Massay, President
National Federation of theBlind
505 Baker Street
Norman, OK 73072
Jeannie.massay at nfbok.org <mailto:Jeannie.massay at nfbok.org>
Live the life you want!
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day, we raise
expectations of the blind because low expectations create obstacles between
blind people and our dreams. Blindness is not what holds you back. You can
live the life you want.!.
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