July 5-10, 2015: NFB National Convention
The excitement is building for our upcoming annual national convention - you won’t want to miss this record-breaking event to celebrate our seventy-fifth anniversary. Lots of details about this year's convention, including information about additional hotel rooms and our Guinness World Record attempt, are available on our convention webpage! See you in Orlando!
During the 2015-2016 school year NFB STEM2U programs will take place in Phoenix, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. Applications for juniors (elementary school students), apprentices (high school students) and teacher participants are now live. Learn more and apply at http://www.blindscience.org/nfb-stem2u.
In our newest video, Everette Bacon, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Utah, talks about growing up trying to use his limited vision, the trauma of experiencing employment discrimination when he acknowledged his blindness, and how that experience led him to become involved in the National Federation of the Blind. Watch Everette's story on our YouTube channel now.
The National Federation of the Blind has announced the finalists for its 2015 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars. In July each finalist will attend the NFB’s seventy-fifth annual national convention in Orlando, Florida, where the Scholarship Committee will spend several days getting to know each student and then decide which scholarship (ranging in value from $3,000 to $12,000) to award each of them. The scholarship winners will then be announced at the banquet of the NFB convention on Friday, July 10. Read the press release for the full list of finalists.