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National Federation of the Blind of Nevada

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Contact Information

Terri Rupp, President
PO Box 20041
Reno, Nevada 89515
Cell Phone: 702-524-0835
email: President@nfbnevada.org

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National Federation of the Blind of Nevada Scholarship Programs

2019 National Federation of the Blind Scholarships

The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships annually to blind students from across the United States. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2019. Check out www.nfb.org/scholarships for eligibility information and to apply! All finalists must attend the entire convention of the National Federation of the Blind, to be held from July 7th to 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NFB scholarship program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. All blind college students are encouraged to apply!

National Federation of the Blind of Nevada Scholarships

2019 NFBNV UNITY SCHOLARSHIP

The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada has broadened its commitment to blind college students and would like to recognize their achievements by awarding two students merit-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible, applicants must be

  1. legally blind in both eyes,
  2. must have either been taking college courses or is graduating from a high school in Nevada,
  3. must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a Nevada institution of higher education in the 2019-2020 scholastic year (one scholarship will be allowed for an individual employed full-time while attending school part-time), and
  4. must participate in the entire 2019 NFB of Nevada state convention including all of its scheduled scholarship program activities.

In addition to the scholarship, each winner will receive financial assistance to attend the 2019 NFB of Nevada state convention that will be taking place from November 1 and 2, 2019, in Reno, Nevada.

TO APPLY:

Complete the application provided in the link below by September 30, 2019; the application may also be obtained by emailing either the NFB of Nevada President, Terri Rupp at terri.rupp@gmail.com or by requesting a copy from the Southern Nevada Chapter, or Northern Nevada Chapter,. Please submit all documents listed on the application via email to Frida Aizenman, Secretary, at nfbfrida@gmail.com.

DEADLINE:

September 30, 2019

Disbursement of Scholarship:

Scholarship finalists will be contacted by the affiliate president one week after the scholarship deadline. At that time, finalists may request financial assistance to attend the 2019 NFB of Nevada state convention. All scholarship awards will be announced during the convention banquet.

Application Form:

The Silver State Federation Family First Timer Convention Scholarship presented by The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada

Are you a new member of the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada interested in attending your first NFB of Nevada State Convention? Have you been involved with the NFB of Nevada for some time, but haven’t had the opportunity to attend a state convention due to financial restraints? Are you a parent of a blind child in Nevada seeking support in advocacy and positive blind role models for yourself and your child? We have great news for you!

The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada will be supporting five first timers in attending our 2019 State Convention, which is to be held November 1 - 2 at the Whitney Peak Hotel. Through our Silver State Federation Family First Time Convention Scholarship, we will provide stipends in the amount of $250.00 each to five qualified applicants.

How to apply:

Send an essay of at least 1,000 words or less on why you would like to attend our state convention. Send your essay to our NFB of Nevada secretary, Frida Aizenman, at nfbfrida@gmail.com. Entries must be received by no later than September 30th.

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.

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