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Ferdinand Torres AFB Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Awarded to a full-time post-secondary student who is legally blind and who presents evidence of economic need.  To be eligible, the applicant must reside in the United States but need not be a citizen of the United States.  Preference will be given to applicants residing in the New York City metropolitan area and new immigrants to the United States.  Applicants must submit:  1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance into a full-time post-secondary program 4. Evidence of economic need 5. Three letters of recommendation 6. Proof of residency (e.g., telephone bill, lease, utility bill)  7. A Typewritten statement of three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extracurricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.  New immigrants, please include a description of your country of origin and the reason for coming to the United States.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: 1000

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2017-12-31

Website: http://www.afb.org

Sponsoring Organization American Foundation for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121

Contact Person: Michael Sylvie

Phone: 212-502-7600

Fax: 888-545-8331

Web: http://www.afb.org

Email:

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