NFBW State Affiliate Scholarships
The National Federation of the Blind of Washington is pleased to
announce that we are accepting applications for our 2019 Scholarship
Program. We will award 2 scholarships totaling $5,000 to 2 outstanding
blind students in our state. The scholarships will be awarded at the
banquet of our state National Federation of the Blind convention,
which will be held November 1-3, 2019 at the Hotel RL, located at 2300 East
Evergreen Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502.
Allapplicants must be:
In addition to a scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to
attend the 2017 NFB of Washington annual convention, providing an
excellent opportunity for networking with active blind persons in many
different professions and occupations. The scholarships are awarded at
the banquet on Saturday night of the convention. Attendance at the
convention is mandatory.
Each scholarship application must include:
- Legally blind in both eyes
- Residents of the state of Washington
- Pursuing a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study or a
part-time student who also works full-time
- Available to participate in the entire 2019 NFB of Washington state convention
All applicants must also contact one of the scholar-ship committee co-chairpersons for a telephone inter-view. Please contact Mike Forzano in Seattle at 914-806-7579 or Bennett Prows in Kirkland at (425) (814-4187.
All completed scholarship packets must be received by
October 1, 2019.
APPLICATION PACKETS RECEIVED AFTER October 1, 2019 WILL NOT BE
CONSIDERED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
Send completed scholarship application packets by e-mail to:
Mike Forzano & Bennett Prows
NFB of Washington Scholarship co-chairpersons
Mike Forzano and
Or mail to:
- Completed scholarship application form
- An essay describing the applicant�s abilities, academic
achievements, community leadership, future goals and philosophy of
- High school and/or up-to-date college transcripts
- 2 letters of recommendation
National Federation of the Blind of Washington
PO Box 2516
Seattle, WA 98111
If you have any additional questions please contact Mike Forzano or Bennett Prows at the telephone numbers listed above.
Please feel free to make additional copies of this letter and the
application form, and distribute them to any interested blind
Download the Application here.
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) offers over $100,000 in college scholarships each year, awarded during the NFBnational convention banquet. The largest scholarship is currently $12,000. To learn more,
The National Federation of the Blind national scholarship program application will open on November 1, 2019 and end on March 31, 2019
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