Future Reflections Convention 1999, Vol. 18 No. 4

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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Read the entire form for instructions and explanations. Form may be photocopied but only if the instructions and explanations are also included.

To apply for a scholarship, complete this application form and mail completed application and attachments to: Mrs. Peggy Elliott, Chairman, National Federation of the Blind
Scholarship Committee, 805 Fifth Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112; (515) 236-3366.

Form must be received by March 31, 2000.

Name___________________________
(please include any maiden or other names by which you have been known):

Date of birth:_________________________

School address:_______________________

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School phone number:__________________

Home address:________________________

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Home phone number:___________________

Institution being attended in spring semester, 2000, with class standing (freshman, senior, etc.):

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Cumulative grade point at this institution:_____

Institution to be attended in the fall of 2000, with class standing. Send by separate letter if admitted to school after submitting completed application:______________________________

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List all post-secondary institutions attended with highest class standing attained and cumulative grade point average:____________________

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High school attended and cumulative grade point:

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Vocational goal:________________________

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State your major:_______________________

Awards and honors (attach list if necessary):

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Community service (attach list if necessary):

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Attach the following documents to completed application:

1. Personal letter from applicant. NFB scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence, financial need, and service to the community. In preparing your personal letter, please keep in mind that the committee members and decision-makers are all successful blind college graduates. Take some time to think how you personally can convey your best qualities in your own words. This is an advocacy job; the committee members will note how you choose to do it. Please also keep in mind that the awards are restricted to blind persons, so the committee will be interested in what techniques and approaches you personally practice concerning your blindness. And please note that almost all blind students have financial need. Committee members will assume basic need, so you may choose merely to refer to this topic unless your need is unusual and extreme.

2. Send two letters of recommendation.

3. Provide current transcript from institution now attending and transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions attended. If you have not yet attended such an institution or have not completed one year of study, send high school transcript.

4. Send a letter from a state officer of the National Federation of the Blind evidencing the fact that you have discussed your scholarship application with that officer. We prefer that you discuss your application with the Federation state president, but a letter from any Federation state officer will suffice. President’s address provided upon request.

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