From the mailbag:
National Federation of the Blind 2016 Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Are you a legally blind college student living in the United States or Puerto Rico? This annual program offers 30 scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000 to eligible students, from high school seniors beginning their freshman year in the fall semester of 2016, up through grad students working on their PhD degrees. These merit scholarships are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. In addition to the money, each winner will receive assistance to attend the July 2016 NFB annual convention in Orlando, Florida providing an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with active blind persons in many different professions and occupations. To apply, read the rules and the Submission Checklist, complete the official 2016 Scholarship Application Form (online or in print), supply all required documents, and request and complete one interview by an NFB affiliate president (unless the president requests a later date). Applications are accepted through March 31. Go to www.nfb.org/scholarships for complete rules and requirements.
Please also consult your state president as many of our state affiliates also award scholarships. A list of state affiliate president information can be found at: https://nfb.org/state-presidents-list.
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