Sponsored by the Brendan Cummins Family
The National Federation of
the Blind of Connecticut is an organization of blind individuals who value
the importance of a sound education along with proper reading and writing
skills. In order to insure the availability of certified teachers of the
blind and visually impaired, the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut
is offering a scholarship in the amount of at least five thousand dollars
($5000). Recipients of this scholarship need not be blind or visually
impaired, and need not be a member of the National Federation of the Blind
of Connecticut. Federation scholarships are judged on the basis of academic
quality, service to the community and financial need.
Brian Cummins lost his life
on September 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center tragedy. Brendan Cummins,
whose young son is blind, has asked that this scholarship be given in
All applicants must be planning to reside in Connecticut and must be a
college or graduate student enrolled in a full-time program to teach blind
and visually impaired students in Connecticut.
Completed applications must be submitted by October 1 of the current year.
Applications will be reviewed and the winner will be notified by October
15th. The scholarship will be presented at the National Federation of
the Blind of Connecticut State Convention each year. THE WINNER IS
EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE SATURDAY PROGRAM OF THE CONVENTION.
Current Address (if different from above)_______________________
Currently enrolled full-time:
College/University Name & City_______________________________
Year of Study:______Junior______Senior
Graduate Student: Year:______
List Institutions Previously Attended (High School and/or College): ________________________________________________________
Attach the following documents:
1. Applicant's Letter: Describe your career goals and how our scholarship
might help you in achieving them. Give us a brief biographical sketch
- tell us about your academic interests, your extracurricular activities,
awards/honors you may have received and any community service you have
been involved in. Also please describe your financial need.
2. Two Letters of Recommendation: From teachers, professors, employers
or other professionals who know you well.
3. Official academic transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
Mail your completed application and/or address any questions to:
National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut
477 Connecticut Boulevard, Suite 217
East Hartford, CT 06108