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2020 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 graduated 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 in the 2020-2021 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 2020 NFB of Nevada state convention including all of its scheduled scholarship program activities from November 13 through November 14, 2020, virtually online.

TO APPLY:

Complete the application provided below by September 30, 2020; the application may also be obtained by emailing either the NFB of Nevada Scholarship Chair, Regina Mitchell, at scholarships@nfbnevada.org, or by requesting a copy from the Northern Nevada or Southern Nevada Chapter Presidents. Please submit all documents listed on the application via email to Frida Aizenman, Secretary, at nfbfrida@gmail.com.

DEADLINE:

September 30, 2020.

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 2020 NFB of Nevada state convention. All scholarship awards will be announced during the convention banquet.

Application Form:

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