[Nfbnet-members-list] Apply for the 2021 Bolotin Awards

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Submit Applications of Bolotin Awards for Individual and Organization 

The Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards honor individuals and organizations that 
are a positive force in the lives of blind people. Increasing the 
independence of the blind. Creating and/or directing high quality 
programs for the blind. Mentoring or inspiring other blind people to 
achieve their dreams.

We are looking for nominees who:
Have broken down a barrier blind people face in an innovative way
Have changed negative perceptions of blindness and blind people
Have challenged existing boundaries to inspire blind people to 
achieve new heights

The project or program nominated must be ongoing or have been in 
effect throughout a twelve-month period preceding the application date.

Applications are closing soon. Deadline is April 15. Learn more about 
the <https://nfb.org/civicrm/mailing/url?u=20522&qid=5064011>Dr. 
Jacob Bolotin Awards.

Award Details

The National Federation of the Blind determines the total amount 
available for the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards each year based on the 
trust income received. The number of awards and the amount of each 
award will be determined by the NFB's Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award 
Committee based on its evaluation of eligible and deserving applicants.

For the <https://nfb.org/civicrm/mailing/url?u=20523&qid=5064011>2020 
Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards, an award of twenty-five thousand dollars 
was presented to MarileeTalkington, actor, director, and founder and 
executive director of Access Acting Academy, a nonvisual training 
program for blind performers with the goal of increasing 
participation of the blind in arts and entertainment. A second award 
of twenty-five thousand dollars was presented to Geneva Lake 
Astrophysics and STEAM Education for their innovative programs to 
make astronomical data and the study of astrophysics accessible to 
blind people.

Sponsored by the Alfred & Rosalind Perlman Trust. Presented by the 
National Federation of the Blind.

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