State Scholarship Program
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut (NFB of CT) is an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for all blind persons. In the furtherance of this goal, we have established our scholarship program. Recipients of NFB of CT scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut. NFB of CT scholarships are judged on the basis of academic quality, service to the community and financial need.
Each year the NFB of CT awards scholarships to qualified blind students. The scholarships are awarded at the annual convention of the NFB of CT. The following scholarships are planned:
|Howard E. May Memorial Scholarship:||In the amount of $5,000, is given in memory of Howard E. May, the founding president of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut.|
|Woodward Memorial Scholarship:||In the amount of $5,000, is given in loving memory of Bruce and Betty Woodward for the many ways that they helped improve the lives of blind people in Connecticut.|
|C. Rodney Demarest Memorial Scholarship:||In the amount of $3,000, is given in loving memory by his family and friends. Blind since 18, he ran his own business for many years, read NFB-Newsline® faithfully, was always well-informed and was admired by his many friends.|
|Doris Higley Memorial Scholarship:||In the amount of $3,000, is given in loving memory of a friend of Mrs. Higley.|
|Zukowski Family Foundation Scholarship:||In the amount of $2500. The Zukowski Family Foundation is honored to provide a scholarship for a Connecticut blind student.|
All applicants must be (a) legally blind, and (b) a Connecticut resident or attending school in Connecticut.
Deadline & Notification:
Completed applications must be submitted by September 1, 2022. The scholarship committee will review all applications and notify finalists during the second week of September. The scholarships will be presented at the banquet of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut State Convention. ANY FINALISTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND OUR STATE CONVENTION AT THE SHERATON HARTFORD SOUTH IN ROCKY HILL ON NOVEMBER 4-6, 2022, INCLUDING ANY CT ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES.