The National Federation of the Blind
of Connecticut
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.

Jointly Funded by the
National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut,

the Doris Higley Bequest
and the John A. Coccomo, Sr. Foundation

 

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.

Funded by Friends of the
National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut

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.

 

Eligibility

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.

Deadline — Notification

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.

APPLICATION FORM

Please type or print clearly.

Applicant's Name_________________________________________________

Permanent Address_______________________________________________

__________________________________ Telephone____________________

Current Address (if different from above)_______________________________

__________________________________ Telephone_____________________

E-mail address:___________________________________________________

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):

________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________


Attach the following documents:

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.

Applicant’s Signature____________________________Date_______________

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
(860) 289-1971


Any questions regarding scholarships, e-mail us at: info@nfbct.org

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477 Connecticut Boulevard, Suite 217
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 289-1971

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