NFB New Hampshire Annual Scholarships
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The NFB of NH offers 2 scholarships each year in memory of former members who generously gave money to further the education of blind and visually impaired students of NH. Floyd M. Callward was a member of the NH NFB in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. He wanted to help blind students continue their education beyond high school. Theresa C. Herron was a former student of the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts. She was dedicated to helping others who were legally blind, especially the young, get a better education so they could become self-supporting and independent. Ms. Herron was a member of the Governor's Commission on Disability, volunteered much of her time to the NH Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, and served as President of the NH NFB from 1982 to 1988.
· The $1,000 Floyd M. Callward Memorial Scholarship is open to any legally-blind resident of NH or a legally blind non-resident who is currently or will be studying in NH at the post-secondary level next fall. No restrictions apply as to field of study.
· The $500 Theresa C. Herron Memorial Scholarship is open to legally blind NH school students to pay for extra services or devices for successful study and achievement. Preference is given to students in grades K-12 as per Ms. Herron’s wishes, but post-secondary students are eligible, and Callward applicants will automatically be considered.
DEADLINE: Applications accepted September 1st – January 31st each year. All documents must be received or postmarked no later than midnight of January 31st.
The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and selects the winners, who will be notified as soon as possible. Winners must attend the entire NH State NFB Convention, where they will be interviewed. Scholarships will be awarded at the banquet dinner. Room, registration and banquet expenses will be paid by NFB of NH for the winners. The Convention is open to all interested persons and NFB members.
The annual state convention is usually held late March or early-mid April. The location varies around the state each year. Further information will be posted on our website when available: www.nfbnh.org. A notification letter will be sent to the finalists, along with Convention information. Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org .