National Federation of the Blind of MN, 2019 Scholarship Application
Dear Scholarship Applicant:
The National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota announces its 2019 scholarship program. This year we will be awarding one scholarship for $1,500 and one scholarship for $1000 to qualified applicants. In addition to the monetary award, one of the winners will have expenses paid to attend the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind from July 7 through July 12 In Las Vegas, Nevada. At the convention, THAT scholarship winner will have the opportunity to meet other blind students from throughout the country and gain insights into succeeding as a blind person. Additionally, both winners ar required, at our expense, to attend the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota convention in THE Fall, October 25-27, 2019, in St.
Cloud. The scholarships will be presented at the banquet of this convention. Candidates must be students who are legally blind and attending a post-secondary school full-time in Minnesota.
In order to apply for a scholarship, complete this application and include the additional required documents. If it is necessary to send this information on paper, mail to:

NFB of Minnesota Scholarships
100 East 22nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

The following documents must also be supplied:
1. Personal essay from applicant. NFB scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence and community/campus service and leadership. In your essay, discuss your academic and career goals as well as your academic, community, and/or employment experiences. Tell us about yourself and why you are a deserving recipient of the scholarship. Since the awards are restricted to legally blind people, the committee will also be interested in the techniques you use to succeed as a student who is blind.
2. Two letters of recommendation. You can send these via email to scholarships@nfbmn.org
3. Current official transcript from institution now attending and transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions attended. If you have not yet completed one year of college study, submit a transcript from the high school you previously attended.
Interview with Committee Member: All applicants will be contacted by a member of the scholarship committee. A telephone interview will enable the committee to learn more about you and your goals for the future. The interviews will be conducted after the application deadline.

Your application, essay, letters of recommendation, and transcript(s) should be received by April 15, 2019.
If you or anyone else should have any questions regarding these awards, please contact me, Alex Loch, at scholarships@nfbmn.org or call us at 612-872-9363.
Additionally, the National Federation of the Blind offers 30 national scholarships each year. If you would like more information about these scholarships, visit http://www.nfb.org/scholarships
To learn more about us and what we do here in Minnesota, please visit http://www.nfbmn.org
Sincerely,
Alex Loch, Chairperson

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Two letters of recommendation must be emailed to scholarships@nfbmn.org. *
Essay: NFB scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence and community/campus service and leadership. In an essay, discuss the goals you have for the future as well as your academic and community activities. Tell us about yourself and why you are a deserving recipient of the scholarship. Since the awards are restricted to legally blind people, the committee will also be interested in the techniques you use to succeed as a student who is blind. Send an essay discussing goals, academic and community activities, and techniques you use as a blind student (PDF, RTF, doc or docx) to scholarships@nfbmn.org *
Transcripts: Please send up to 3 of your most recent transcripts (PDF, RTF, doc or docx) to scholarships@nfbmn.org. *
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