Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship Application

Please complete the form below to apply for a Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship. Deadline to submit this application is April 15, 2024. 

The application will ask for the following information:

Personal Information

  • Contact information: Include your full name and both your primary phone where you can be contacted by your state president and your mobile phone you might use at convention, if available.
  • Please include your mailing address and, if you have one, your email address. If you don’t have an email address, please consider if there is a friend or chapter member who might be able to assist with email correspondence.
  • State Affiliate/chapter information: Include your state affiliate, your state president, chapter, and chapter president, if you attend a chapter.
  • Mentor information: Include your personal convention mentor and provide that person’s phone number.
  • Funding request: Include your specific request and explain how much money you need from this fund to make this trip possible for you. We suggest you consult with other members to make a rough budget for yourself.

Essay questions

  • How do you currently participate in the Federation?
  • Why do you want to attend a national convention?
  • What would you gain from attending a national convention?
  • How do you plan to give back or contribute to our organization and our movement?
  • Are there any special circumstances that we should consider?
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The Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship program is designed to support first-time NFB National Convention attendees. Please talk with your local chapter or state affiliate about assistance for individuals who have previously attended a convention. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide scholarships to individuals who have previously attended a national convention.

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