[nfbwatlk] 2016 NFB Scholarship Program

Marci Carpenter mjc59 at comcast.net
Sat Nov 7 20:12:22 UTC 2015

                Are you legally blind? 

Do you reside in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto

Are you pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of
study at a U.S. institution in the 2016 scholastic year?

Are you available to attend the entire NFB National Convention in Orlando,
FL from June 30-July 5?

Are you eager to meet Federation leaders and network with some of the
brightest, most passionate mentors out there?

If you said yes to all of these questions, then I strongly encourage you to
apply to our 2016 National Scholarship Program!

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 ranging in value of $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded
are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.


As a 2013 scholarship recipient, I can honestly say that I spent a week with
remarkable people, interacted with blind students and professionals from all
over the country, and found a family that I am ever so grateful to have. The
experience is one you will never forget. I personally encourage each of you
to take advantage of this. Beyond the much needed financial support, the
relationships gained are invaluable. Like Chairperson Patti Chang always
says: "There is truly only one way to win an NFB scholarship: that is to

 Visit our website at http://www.nfb.org/scholarships <http://www.nfb.org/scholarships> to begin your

Remember: applications, along with all necessary documents, must be
submitted no later than March 31, 2016. I highly recommend that you do not
wait until the end of February to start gathering additional information and
beginning the online form.

As you browse around the website, you can find lists of previous winners. It
is always helpful to reach out to them for advice, personal anecdotes, and
different perspectives.

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back!

Apply, apply, apply!


Kathryn Webster

Secretary/Treasurer | National Association of Blind Students

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