NFBW State 2020 Scholarships
The National Federation of the Blind of Washington is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2020 Scholarship Program. We will award 2 scholarships totaling $6,000 to 2 outstanding blind scholars in our state. The scholarships will be awarded at the banquet of our National Federation of the Blind of Washington annual convention, which will be held virtually from November 6-8, 2020.
All applicants must be:
Legally blind in both eyes
Residents of the state of Washington
Pursuing a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study. If employed, part-time study will be accepted.
Available to participate in the entire NFB of Washington state convention
In addition to a scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to attend the 2020 NFB of Washington annual convention, providing an excellent opportunity for networking with active blind persons in many different professions and occupations. The scholarships are awarded at the banquet on Saturday night of the convention. Attendance at the convention is mandatory.
Each scholarship application must include:
Completed scholarship application form
An essay describing the applicant’s abilities, academic achievements, community leadership, future goals and philosophy of blindness
High school and/or up-to-date college transcripts
3 letters of recommendation
All applicants must also contact one of the scholarship committee co-chairpersons for a telephone interview. Please contact Mike Forzano in Seattle at (914) 806-7579 or Bennett Prows in Kirkland at (425) (814-4187.
All completed scholarship packets must be received by October 16, 2020.
APPLICATION PACKETS RECEIVED AFTER October 16 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
Send completed scholarship application packets to:
Mike Forzano & Bennett Prows
NFB of Washington Scholarship co-chairpersons
Mike Forzano at email@example.com
Bennett Prows BJProws@comcast.net.
If you have any additional questions please contact Mike Forzano or Bennett Prows at the telephone numbers listed above.
Please feel free to make additional copies of this letter and application form and distribute them to any interested blind students.
Scholarship Application Form
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) offers over $100,000 in college scholarships each year, awarded during the NFBnational convention banquet. The largest scholarship is currently $12,000. To learn more,
The National Federation of the Blind national scholarship program application will open on November 1, 2020 and end on March 31, 2021
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