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NFBN Scholarship Application

Are you a legally blind college student living in Nebraska? This annual program offers 5 scholarships ranging in value from $250.00 to $1,500 to eligible students from high school seniors beginning their freshman year in the fall semester of 2020 up through grad students working on their PhD.  These merit scholarships are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. In addition to the money, each winner will receive an all- expense paid trip to the NFBN state convention in Omaha, NE from October 23rd through 25th,  2020,  and the chance to compete for one of five scholarships awarded by the state affiliate and various chapters and divisions within the NFB of Nebraska.

Anyone who has ever attended an NFBN convention will be proud to attest to its ability to be a positive, life changing experience.

 To apply, read the rules and the submission checklist, complete the official 2020 Scholarship Application Form (below), supply all required documents, and request and complete one interview by the NFBN Affiliate President.

If for any reason you are unable to complete this online application, please download and complete the Scholarship Application.

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Instructions and required Attachments:

You will have the opportunity to attach the following requested documents to this form. You may also send them electronically.
  1. A letter telling us about your educational plans, vocational goals, and awards. Tell us about yourself and how you deal with situations involving your blindness. How will our scholarship help you?
  2. A copy of all your transcripts.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. Contact the NFBN Scholarship Chairman, Shane Buresh, or the NFBN State President, Amy Buresh, (see contact information at the bottom of this form) to notify him or her of your intention to apply for the scholarship. Following your conversation, request that either the president or chairman write a note to the scholarship committee on your behalf. Failure to complete this or any of the previously requested items in this process will disqualify your application and eliminate you from consideration.
  5. Your completed application and attachments must be sent either electronically or through the U.S. mail. Please insure that your hard copy materials are postmarked by September 13, 2020.
Send your transcripts and any required attachments that cannot be uploaded with this form to:
Shane Buresh

NFBN Scholarship Chairman

NOTE: The first place winner will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1500 from the NFBN. Other NFBN chapters and divisions, will award four additional scholarships to the remaining finalists.
In order to be considered for any of the scholarships, finalists are REQUIRED to attend an all expense paid trip to the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska State Convention to be held in Columbus, NE on October 23rd through the 25th, 2020.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Shane Buresh, Scholarship Chairman (402) 440-4732, E-mail:,


Amy Buresh, President, NFBN (402) 477-7711, E-mail:

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