Future Reflections Winter 1989, Vol. 8 No. 1

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In recent years the National Federation of the Blind has devoted substantial effort and resources to its scholarship program. This has been done in the belief that if the blind are to achieve first-class status in society, they must have the opportunity to compete with others on terms of equality. This is another way of saying that the blind must be able to attend institutions of higher learning. To that end we continue to strengthen our scholarship program.

In 1989 twenty-six outstanding blind students will receive scholarships from the Federation, totaling $69,000 in cash plus payment of their expenses to the National Federation of the Blind convention in Denver during early July. Ten blind scholars will receive awards of $1,800; two will receive awards of $2,000; ten will receive awards of $2,500; three will receive awards of $4,000; and one (the student judged to be the most outstanding blind scholar in the nation) will receive a $10,000 scholarship award.

The Federation's commitment to excellence and achievement is long-standing. We have made this commitment real through our many Federation programs and projects. No Federation activity spotlights excellence and achievement more than our scholarship program, through which we honor and encourage America's distinguished blind students.

To receive scholarship forms or to obtain further information, contact:

Peggy Pinder, Chairman National Federation of the Blind
Scholarship Committee
814 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
Phone (515)236-3366.

Forms can also be had by writing to: Scholarships, National Federation of the Blind, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

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