Scholarship Application

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

2019 Online Scholarship Application

Before starting this online application it is STRONGLY advised to have the following items completed and information available:

►  Contact Julie McGinnity by phone or email to schedule an interview with a member of the scholarship committee.  Phone: (314) 610-7740, Email: scholarships@nfbmo.org

►  Proof of legal blindness (a high resolution scan into one single pdf file).  This could be from a doctor, school or agency whose services are based on legal blindness.  NOTE - you must be able to provide the original upon request.

►  Provide two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic performance.  These individuals MUST send their recommendations by email DIRECTLY to the Scholarship Committee Chair at scholarships@nfbmo.org.  WE WILL NOT ACCEPT LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION THAT HAVE BEEN EMAILED BY THE APPLICANT.

►  Write an essay of no more than 1,000 words which introduces you to the committee.  This file must be in txt, rtf, doc or docx format.

►  ACT or SAT scores (high school seniors only).

►  Transcripts from your high school and/or college(s) you have attended (a high resolution scan into one single pdf file).  Although high school transcripts can be helpful, they are not required for applicants that already have at least 30 college credit hours.  NOTE - you must be able to provide the originals upon request.

You will NOT be able to complete this application without the information listed above.

Please Note - Application deadline is February 1, 2019, after that, this application will no longer be available.

If you have any questions about submitting documents or our online form, please contact the scholarship chair using the email address or phone number provided below. 

Julie McGinnity

NFB of Missouri Scholarship Committee

Email: scholarships@nfbmo.org

Phone: (314)610-7740