[nfbwatlk] About scholarships and Programs

Gloria Whipple fairyfoot at webband.com
Tue Feb 9 03:12:54 UTC 2010

Just wanted to welcome you and to wish you lots of good luck.

Thank you,

Gloria Whipple
Corrisponding secretary
Inland Empire chapter
nfb of WA

cell number: 509-475-4993

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of hmp
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 6:55 PM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] About scholarships and Programs

My name is Humberto.
Yes, I have access to my birth certificate, although has not been 
translated into English. I can give you my email address:
hum4avila71 at fastmail.fm
  Thanks for the support, I really appreciate that.

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: "Robert Sellers" <robertsellers500 at comcast.net
>To: "'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
>Date sent: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 00:44:34 -0800
>Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] About scholarships and Programs


>You have a good attitude and desire, with Federation training and 
>you should be quite successful.

>Do you have access to your birth certificate?
>Do you have a telephone number that you can be contacted on?

>If you don't want to share your phone number on this list, please 
contact me
>and we should be able to assist you in guiding you in getting a 
>security number.

>My email address is:
>Robertsellers500 at comcast.net

>Bob Sellers

>-----Original Message-----
>From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org 
[mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>Behalf Of hmp
>Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 4:50 PM
>To: NfbWaTlk at nfbNet.org
>Subject: [nfbwatlk] About scholarships and Programs

>To Whom It may Concern:
>     I am a regular blind high school student and I am a senior.
>I attend Eisenhower High School in Yakima, WA. I want to get
>scholarships and also I would like to get services and attend
>transition programs that would help me be independent and a
>successful adult. Today I turn 19 years old, and I am planning to
>maybe graduate this year.
>     However, I arrived to the U.S. four years ago and I am not a
>legal resident/immigrant. I currently live in the state of
>Washington and they say they cannot help me because I don't have
>a Social Security Number. I can't apply for any financial aid
>because of the same issue. In addition, just exactly two years
>ago I tried to attend a program that helps blind students with
>Orientation and Mobility (O&M), get independent and competent,
>and also get a job. This was the YES program or Bridge program
>(not sure which one exactly it is). This program was offered to
>me during the summer time. So, just when I was filling out the
>application I come across the "social Security" question, and
>this totally put a big huge gate in front of me and I can't open
>it so far. I mean, I totally missed the boat. It was a good
>opportunity. I would like to be able to do these things in my
>life and expand my horizons farther; open my wings to fly in
>     If there is any information regarding programs and services,
>scholarships to get higher education, and any type of aid I can
>get without a social security number, I would like to know. Any
>comments on this are welcome. And as I said, I am going to be
>successful in life and I'm not going to give up. I want to be a
>totally independent blind adult, live and work successfully, and
>get a career. Thanks.

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