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10587 Santerno St
Las Vegas, Nevada 89141
 Cell Phone: 702-524-0835
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National Federation of the Blind of Nevada Scholarship Programs

2018 National Federation of the Blind of Nevada UNITY SCHOLARSHIP

The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada has broadened its commitment to blind college students and would like to recognize their achievements by awarding three  students merit-based scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500.  All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible, applicants must be

1.       legally blind in both eyes

2.       must have either been taking college courses or is graduating from a high school in Nevada

3.       must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a Nevada institution of higher education in the 2018-2019 scholastic year (one scholarship will be allowed for an individual employed full-time while attending school part-time)

4.       must participate in the entire 2018 National Federation of the Blind of Nevada state convention including all of its scheduled scholarship program activities.

In addition to the scholarship, each winner will receive financial assistance to attend the 2018 National Federation of the Blind of Nevada state convention that will be taking place from October 5 and 6, 2018, in Sparks, Nevada.

TO APPLY:

Please complete and submit the application by August 31, 2018; the application may also be obtained by emailing either the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada President, Terri Rupp at president@nfbnevada.org or by requesting a copy from the Southern Nevada Chapter, or Northern Nevada Chapter,. Please submit all documents listed on the application via email to Frida Aizenman, Secretary, at secretary@nfbnevada.org.

You can also download it from the following link:

DEADLINE:

August 31, 2018.

Disbursement of Scholarship:

Scholarship finalists will be contacted by the affiliate president one week after the scholarship deadline. At that time, finalists may request financial assistance to attend the 2018 National Federation of the Blind of Nevada state convention. All scholarship awards will be announced during the convention banquet.

The Silver State Federation Family First Timer Convention Scholarship
presented by The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada

Are you a new member of the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada interested in attending your first National Federation of the Blind of Nevada State Convention? Have you been involved with the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada for some time, but haven’t had the opportunity to attend a state convention due to financial restraints? Are you a parent of a blind child in Nevada seeking support in advocacy and positive blind role models for yourself and your child? We have great news for you!

The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada will be supporting five first timers in attending our 2018 State Convention, which is to be held October 5 - 6 at the Nugget in Sparks.  Through our Silver State Federation Family First Time Convention Scholarship, we will provide five qualified applicants stipends in the amount of $250.00 each.

How to apply:

Send an essay of no more than 1,000 words on why you would like to attend our state convention. Send your essay to our National Federation of the Blind of Nevada secretary, Frida Aizenman, at secretary@nfbnevada.org. Entries must be received by no later than August 31.

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

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