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$500 Scholarship to attend the 2012 National Convention in Dallas Texas

by NFBCal

The East Bay Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of
California is granting $500 to a lucky somebody to help get them to
their first national convention of the National federation of the
Blind, NFB. The convention will be held in Dallas, Texas, from June 30
to July 5, 2012. If you are blind, at least 18 years of age, a legal
resident of California and have never been to an NFB national
convention, then you may qualify to receive $500 to go to your first
one. (Minors will be considered only with the understanding that they
MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and that there will
be no additional grant funds to supplement the additional individual.)

How to ApplyThe grantee will be selected by the board of the East Bay Chapter and
notified thereafter. Submissions must be received/postmarked by March
16th, 2012. Electronic submissions should be emailed to: Please include “Grant for Dallas” in the
subject line. Print or braille submissions are welcomed too and should
be mailed to: Serena Olsen, President, NFBC East Bay, 34904
Herringbone Ct., Union City, CA 94587.

Please provide us with your name, address, phone number, and email. In
50 words or less, tell us something fun or interesting about yourself
and in 250 words or less, answer the following two questions:
• Why is attending national convention important to you?
• What kinds of things do you hope to learn from the national
convention experience?
If selected, preliminary expenses (airfare, registration, etc.) must
be covered by the grantee. Grant funds will be disbursed upon arrival
at the convention. By accepting the grant, you are committed to
attending the rookie Roundup, general session, banquet and a local
chapter meeting immediately following convention to share your

About ConventionEvery year, 3,000 people from around the country–and even from around
the world–attend national convention. The convention agenda is
action-packed and filled with workshops, seminars, division meetings,
and great speakers on just about any blindness-related topic you can
imagine. From sports and recreation to education, from lawyers to
guide dog users, from cane travel to braille, from assistive
technology to employment, you’ll find students, working blind
professionals and mentors and make lasting friendships and
connections. To learn more about the NFB national convention go to:

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