[nfbwatlk] About scholarships and Programs

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Tue Feb 9 05:33:41 UTC 2010


You should have received a message from Dan Frye. You should contact him as he knows attorneys dealing with immigration matters. For better or worse, I believe you'll probably have to get a "Green Card" or equivalent or perhaps a sponsor who can vouch that you'll be supported financially before you can get a Social Security card or be accepted for most rehabilitation services. This is not my area of expertise so I strongly urge that you contact Dan Frye and the attorneys he recommends as they can give you more intelligent advice than can I.

I'll contact Lou Oma Durand, Director of DSB, (the Department of Services for the Blind) on Wednesday
to see what DSB's rules for accepting those who ar not U.S. citizens are. Those of whom I know, however, had status as legal aliens in the U.S.

We'll work with you to see that you get training if at all possible.

Mike Freeman, President
NFB of Washington
----- Original Message -----
From: hmp <humbertoa5369 at netzero.net>
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
Date: Monday, Feb 8, 2010 20:12:49
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] About scholarships and Programs

> Hello:
> Thank you for your help! really. I wonder if getting a Social 
> Security Number is just a matter of going to the closest Social 
> Security office to my place, or filing for a green card (which I 
> don't even have yet) Any comments are welcome.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Robert Sellers" <robertsellers500 at comcast.net
> >To: "'Ationfb of Washington Talk Mailing List'" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
> >Date sent: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 00:44:34 com0800
> >Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] About scholarships and Programs
> >Hmp,
> >You have a good attitude and desire, with Federation training and 
> philosophy
> >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 
> social
> >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
> >life.
> >     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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