National Federation of the Blind
A Kansas NFB National Scholarship Winner Speaks
Chikako Mochizuki of Lawrence, Kansas was a National Scholarship Winner. She discussed her plans to earn a Doctorate in History and shared her dream of being the first blind historian to go in to space.
Chikako Mochizuki, 2009 National Federation of the Blind and National Federation of the Blind of Kansas Scholarship Winner, (Audio) 9.79 MB
Applications for the 2013 national scholarships can be filled out online or downloaded from:
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Information Center
NFB OF KANSAS:
Kenneth Tiede Memorial Scholarships
The Kenneeth Tiede Memorial Scholarship was created to provide scholarships to blind Kansans to persue higher educational goals. During the 2009 National Federation of the Blind of Kansas Annual Convention Second Vice-President Susan Stanzel discussed the history and development of the Kenneth Tiede Memorial Scholarship, explained who is elligeable to receive the scholarship and what criteria they must meet for consideration for this award. Listen to her remarks by selecting the link below:
KENNETH TIEDE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
A KEY TO YOUR FUTURE
The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas will award up to three scholarships ranging from 1,500 to 2,500 Dollars. If you are a legally blind high school senior, or if you are a student participating in a post-secondary undergraduate or graduate academic or vocational and technical training program, the National Federation of the Blind of Kansas invites you to apply for one of our scholarships.
Applications will be accepted from out of state students who will be attending school in
Kansas and from
Kansas students who will be attending in or out of state schools.
Applicants must have a 2.5 overall GPA. If you receive one of these scholarships, the NFBK will pay for you to attend our state convention in the fall 2013. At the convention you will be assigned a mentor, someone to acquaint you with the work and philosophy of the organization and to be a resource person for you as you continue your academic pursuits.
Your receipt of a scholarship is contingent on your ability to attend the state convention at which you would be awarded the scholarship.
For complete details and requirements please review the attached application form. You may also contact Dianne Hemphill, NFBKS scholarship Chairperson, at 316-201-1323 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Your completed application and all supporting materials must be received no later than May 31, 2013 at the address listed on the application form.
Mark Riccobono, Director of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute reports live from the 2009 Washington Seminar and speaks with Anil Lewis, chairman of the NFB Scholarship Committee, about the NFB's scholarship program.
Meet Past Scholarship Winners
What kind of student wins an NFB scholarship? Read about past NFB National Scholarship recipients in August-September issues of The Braille Monitor. We invite you to read or listen to the members of the 2007 and 2008 Scholarship Classes and the scholarship presentations which occured during the convention banquet.
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