National Federation of the Blind
| 2012 Academic Scholarships
The National Federation of the Blind (NFBC) is an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for all blind persons. In the furtherance of this goal, we have established our scholarship award program. Recipients of NFBC scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. NFBC scholarships are judged on the basis of academic quality, service to the community and financial need.
Howard E. May Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $5000, is given in memory of Howard E. May, the founding president of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut.
Jonathan May Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $4000, is given in memory of Jonathan May who was widely known for his dedication and his leadership, both in Connecticut and the nation.
Mary Main Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $3000, is given in memory of Mary Main, inspired leader and founder of the Stamford Chapter.
by Friends of the
C. Rodney Demarest Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $3000, is given in loving memory by widow, Ethel Demarest. Blind since the age of 18 he ran his own business for many years, read NFB-Newsline faithfully, was always well-informed and was admired by his many friends.
All applicants must be: (a) legally blind, (b) a Connecticut resident or attending school in Connecticut, and (c) must be enrolled in a full-time program.
Completed applications must be submitted by September 15, 2012. The scholarship committee will review all applications and notify winners during the second week of October. The scholarships will be presented at the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut State Convention on the first full weekend of November. ALL WINNERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE CONVENTION.
Please Complete This Application Form.
Please type or print clearly.
Current Address (if different from above)_______________________________
Currently enrolled full-time:
College/University____Name & City____________________________________
Year of Study in 2012-13: ___Freshman ___Sophomore ___Junior ___Senior
Graduate Student: Year_____ Professional Student: Year_____
List Institutions Previously Attended (High School and/or College):
1. Applicant's Letter:
Describe your career goals and how our scholarship might help you to achieve
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.
Post secondary students should obtain transcripts from all colleges/universities
attended. High school seniors should obtain them from current and any
previous high school attended.
4. State Officer's Letter: A letter from a state officer of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut confirming that you have discussed your application with him or her. Call our state office for help on this.
Mail your completed
application and/or address any questions to:
Any questions regarding scholarships, e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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