NFBW State Affiliate Scholarships

The National Federation of the Blind of Washington is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2017 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 3-5 at the Hotel RL, located at 2300 East Evergreen Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502.

Allapplicants must be:

  • 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 2017 NFB of Washington state convention
  • 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:

  • Completed scholarship application form
  • An essay describing the applicant’s abilities, academic achievements, community leadership, future goals and philosophy of blindness
  • High school and/or up-to-date college transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • All applicants must also contact Cindy Bennett, one of this year’s Scholarship Committee co-chairs, for a telephone interview. Cindy can be reached at or (828) 989-5383.

    All completed scholarship packets must be received by Friday, September 22, 2017.


    Send completed scholarship application packets by e-mail to:
    Cindy Bennett
    NFB of Washington
    Scholarship co-chair

    Or mail to:
    National Federation of the Blind of Washington
    PO Box 2516
    Seattle, WA 98111

    If you have questions please contact Cindy Bennett.

    Please feel free to make additional copies of this letter and the application form, and distribute them to any interested blind students.

    Download the Application here.

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