NFB New Hampshire 2017 Scholarships
Scholarships Offered by
The National Federation of the Blind of New Hampshire
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 Callward was a member of the NH Affiliate 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 Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts. She was dedicated to helping others who were legally blind, especially young persons. She assisted them towards higher education so they might 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 she served as President of the NH Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind from 1982 to 1988.
The Scholarship Committee of the NFB of NH reviews all applications and selects the winners. Applications and supporting documentation must be received by no later than midnight of January 31, 2017.
The finalists will be notified as soon as possible, and 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 NFB members and all interested persons.
The 2017 state convention will be held at the Town and Country Motor Inn in Shelburne, NH. It will run from March 31 through April 2, 2017. Further information will be posted on our website when available: www.nfbnh.org. A notification letter will be sent to the winners, along with Convention information.