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Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 2

The National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota announces its 2015 scholarship program. We will be awarding one scholarship for $1,000 and one scholarship for $1,500 to qualified applicants. In addition to the monetary award, one of the winners will attend the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind from July 1-6 in Orlando,Florida. At the convention, the scholarship winner will have the opportunity to meet other blind students and gain insights into succeeding as a blind person. Additionally, both winners will be required to attend the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota convention in Fall, 2015. 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 in Minnesota.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, complete the online application and attach the following documents:

A) Personal essay from applicant. NFB scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence and community/campus service and leadership. In your 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.
B) 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.

C) Two letters of recommendation. You can attach these letters to the online application or send via email to Scholarships.nfbmn@gmail.com.

D) 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.

E) Interview with Committee Member: All applicants will be contacted by phone by a member of the scholarship committee. This 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.


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