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NFB Announces 2015 Scholarship Class


The National Federation of the Blind has announced its 2015 scholarship class. This year's class of 30 will be recognized at the national convention in Orlando on July 10. Each winner is guaranteed at least $3,000 and may win as much as $12,000, in addition to a variety of other prizes which typically include more cash, a plaque, and assistive technology. Congratulations to this year's finalists, which are listed below.
Katie Adkins, KY: Teacher

Douglas Alt, MI: College professor

Karen Arcos, CA: Policy advocacy

Annika Ariel, CA: Disability law

Liliya Asadullina, PA: Naturopathic doctor

Michael Ausbun, NV: Foundational professor

Brianna Brown, TX: Education

Mary Church, CA: Psychology

Chase Crispin, NE: Public school band director

MarChé Daughtry, VA: Law

Bryan Duarte, AZ: Software engineer

Alexandra Engraf, ND: Human services, counseling

Lashawna Fant, MS: Counselor

Robert Gulledge, AL: Secondary education

Dezman Jackson, MD: Health education

Mary Abby Jusayan, RI: Teacher for visually impaired

Kaitlyn Kellermeyer, TX: Government service or investing

Miriam Lozneanu, SC: Programmer

Nefertiti Matos, NY: Helping/teaching profession

Sarah Myer, FL: Mental health counseling

Mark Myers II, MO: Computer and software design/development

Crystal Plemmons, NC: Community college instructor

Jason Polansky, MD: Youth ministry, counseling, or civil engineering

Karolline Sales, LA: Braille teacher

Kaitlin Shelton, OH: Music therapy

Christopher Stewart, KY: Legal field

Teri Stroschein, OR: School counselor

Kelsi Watters, WI: Spiritual counseling

Hannah Werbel, WA: Biomedical engineering

Tamika Williams, AL: Blind services/entrepreneurship/social services

Source: National Federation of the Blind
Category: News
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Kim in Montana Tuesday, 12-May-2015 1:46 PM ET:

Nice...but I wonder why the scholarships really haven't gone up at all in the past 25 years? $3000 or $12000 really doesn't go far in helping with a college education nowadays. When I got one back in the late 80's, the highest one was $10000.


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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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