Scholarship Opportunity in Virginia

From the mailbag:

Fellow Federationist, 
 
I am pleased to announce The National Federation of the Blind of 
Virginia (NFBV) will once again award up to three James F. Nelson, Jr. 
scholarships in the amount of $1,500 at the organization's annual 
state convention to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina, 
located at 707 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, Virginia 23669. I have 
attached the application form so that you can easily promote this 
fabulous program to any blind college student who is either a resident 
of Virginia or a college student attending a college or university 
here in the Commonwealth. 
 
The National Federation of the Blind of Virginia is an organization 
dedicated to creating equality, opportunity, and security for all 
blind people. To that end, winners of NFBV James F. Nelson, Jr. 
scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the 
Blind of Virginia. The Committee will consider applicants for all 
eligible scholarships with one application. Individuals who have 
applied in previous years are encouraged to apply again. 
 
The Scholarship Committee, consisting of successful blind college 
graduates, will review all applications and select the scholarship 
recipients. The Committee will notify finalists by telephone on or 
before October 7, 2014. All decisions of the Scholarship Committee are 
final. 
	 
To be eligible for these awards, each applicant must: 
 
*	Be legally blind; 
*	Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia or be attending school 
in the commonwealth; 
*	Be pursuing--or planning to pursue--a full-time, postsecondary course 
of study in the 2014 - 2015 academic year; and 
*	Participate in the entire NFBV state convention and in all scheduled 
scholarship program activities to be held November 7 - 9, 2014 in 
Hampton, Virginia. 
 
Deadline: The scholarship chairwoman must receive all documentation on 
or before September 25, 2014. 
 
If you have additional questions, please contact the scholarship 
chair, Jennifer Kennedy at msjenniferkennedy@gmail.com or by telephone 
at 330-465-6245. 
 
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. 
 
Jennifer M. Kennedy, MA, NOMC 
National Federation of the Blind of Virginia, Richmond Chapter President 
Phone: 330-465-6245 
Email: msjenniferkennedy@gmail.com 
 
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