[NFBWATLK] 2018 NFB of Washington Scholarship Program now accepting applications!

Tim Paulding tjpaulding at gmail.com
Thu May 31 22:48:52 UTC 2018



This year's NFB of Washington scholarship program will award up to $5000 to
two qualified applicants. Read below for more details about how to apply for
the scholarship. And please, do your best to recruit applicants and
distribute this announcement! If you have any questions, please contact me
or Bennett Prows. 


The Instructions and application form are attached to this email as a word
document. Read below for instructions and further detail on the scholarship


Thank You!


Tim Paulding

NFB of Washington Scholarship Committee Co-chair 


Instructions for Scholarship Application


May 31, 2018


The National Federation of the Blind of Washington is pleased to announce
that we are accepting applications for our 2018 Scholarship Program. We will
award 2 scholarships totaling $5,000 to 2 outstanding blind scholars in our
state. The scholarships will be awarded at the banquet of our National
Federation of the Blind of Washington annual convention, which will be held
October 26 - 28 at the Hotel RL Olympia, located at 2300 Evergreen Park Dr.
SW, Olympia, WA 98502. 


All applicants must be:


*    Legally blind in both eyes

*    Residents of the state of Washington

*     Pursuing a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study. If
employed, part-time study will be accepted. 

*    Available to participate in the entire NFB of Washington state


In addition to a scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to attend
the 2018 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

*      3 letters of recommendation


All applicants must also contact one of the scholarship committee
co-chairpersons for a telephone interview. Please contact Tim Paulding in
Spokane at (208) 771-4901 or Bennett Prows in Kirkland at (425) (814-4187. 


All completed scholarship packets must be received by October 1, 2018. 




Send completed scholarship application packets to: 

Tim Paulding & Bennett Prows 

NFB of Washington Scholarship co-chairpersons

Tim Paulding tjpaulding at gmail.com <mailto:tjpaulding at gmail.com>  >; and
Bennett Prows BJProws at comcast.net <mailto:BJProws at comcast.net> . 

Or mail to:


National Federation of the Blind of Washington

PO Box 2516

Seattle, WA 98111


If you have any additional questions please contact Tim Paulding or Bennett
Prows at the telephone numbers listed above.


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


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