Brian Cummins Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by the Brendan Cummins Family
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut is an organization of blind individuals who value the importance of a sound education along with proper reading and writing skills. In order to insure the availability of certified teachers of the blind and visually impaired, the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut is offering a scholarship in the amount of $2500. Recipients of this scholarship need not be a member of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut. Federation scholarships are judged on the basis of academic quality, service to the community and financial need.
Brian Cummins lost his life on September 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center tragedy. Brendan Cummins, whose young son is blind, has asked that this scholarship be given in Brian's memory.
Applicants must be a Connecticut resident or attending school in Connecticut, and must be a college or graduate student enrolled in a full-time program to teach blind and visually impaired students in Connecticut.
Deadline & Notification:
Completed applications must be submitted by September 1st. This scholarship will be presented at the banquet of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut State Convention. ANY WINNERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND OUR STATE CONVENTION ON THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 29 - 31, 2021.