[nobe-l] Deadline approaching: scholarships and Humanware internship opportunity

Catherine Mendez caitryl at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 21:24:19 UTC 2019

Greetings all!  

This is just a reminder that there are just under six weeks left to complete and submit your application for the 2019 NFB scholarship program!  If you are a legally blind student residing in the 50 states, the district of Columbia or Puerto Rico, and you will be attending school full-time in the fall of 2019, you are eligible to apply.  The national Federation of the blind annually gives 30 scholarships, ranging in value from $3000-$12,000, plus other gifts and prizes. Our 30 finalists also receive financial assistance to attend the national convention of the NFB, to be held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Please visit  https://nfb.org/programs-services/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-program to find the application, submission guidelines, and frequently asked questions. Please remember, your application is not complete until you have uploaded all of the required documents and hit the submit button.  Once that is done, you will receive an email with a copy of your completed application and verification that all of your documentation has been received. If you do not receive this email, your application is not submitted, so please make sure to hit that submit button!

And there is more great news…

The deadline to apply for the NFB/Humanware  internship opportunity has been extended through February 28.  Once you have submitted your scholarship application, you will have the opportunity to fill out an additional Application related to this internship opportunity.  Please see below for additional information about this internship.

NFB/HumanWare STEM Internship
The NFB and HumanWare, a leading assistive technology company that makes products to help blind people participate equally in society, have collaborated to offer a STEM internship opportunity. The intern will be part of HumanWare’s research and development department in Longueuil QC, Canada starting around June 2019 through August 2019. The intern will also travel to the NFB National Convention in July. The internship package includes housing, travel expenses, and an internship wage to be determined. If you are interested, please complete the NFB scholarship application on or before February 28, 2019. You will then be given the opportunity to complete the HumanWare internship application.

Cayte Mendez
Chairperson, National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Committee
Scholarships at nfb.org

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