[NFBOK-Talk] The 2017 Washington Seminar Student Funding Application is now live!

Jeannie Massay jmassay1 at cox.net
Wed Nov 16 18:53:28 UTC 2016

A message from the National Association of Blind Students: 


Fellow blind students,


                I am happy to announce that President Riccobono and the
National Association of Blind Students, a proud division of the national
Federation of the Blind, are partnering to bring as many students as
possible to the 2017 Washington Seminar. This will be the second consecutive
year implementing this program, with the same goal in mind: we need blind
students representing the National Federation of the Blind on Capitol Hill
this January!


It is our hope that students seek funding sources from local chapters,
affiliates, and, of course, put in some personal finances, to offset the
cost of attendance. We are here to provide some additional, yet necessary,
funding resources to students who are highly interested in attending but may
not have the financial ability. I very much encourage any blind student to
apply, whether you are a new Federationist or a veteran family member.
Please do spread this application far and wide!


To apply, follow the below link:



Some important pieces to keep in mind:

1.       Applications are open from November 15 through December 2. No late
submissions will be accepted, under any circumstances.

2.       I suggest reviewing the application sooner than later since there
is a requirement to submit two names as references.

3.       Decisions will be made by mid-December.

4.       Please seek out additional funding sources, since this program is
meant to help cover, not fully cover the cost of attendance.

5.       Washington Seminar takes place from January 30 through February 2.
All students are required to be present from Monday morning through
Wednesday evening if you are selected to receive funding.


With one of our big initiatives focusing on equal access to education, it is
critical that we have a strong and passionate student voice present in DC.
This is an overwhelmingly incredible opportunity to get some leadership and
legislative experience, interact with significant figures in our movement
and in Congress, and an opportunity to push for changes that directly impact
each and every one of us. I encourage all students to join us in January;
and we are here to make sure that happens.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if any questions or concerns
arise. I look forward to seeing many of you in just over two months.



Kathryn Webster

President | national Association of Blind Students

(203) 273-8463

Nabs.president at gmail.com <mailto:Nabs.president at gmail.com> 




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