National Association of Blind Students
For over four decades, the National Association of Blind Students has worked, as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind, to promote the equality of the blind by serving as a source of information, forum for networking and vehicle for collective action for blind students. Our work on the local, state, and national levels is firmly rooted in the conviction that blindness need not prevent one from excelling in a chosen field of study or living a full and productive life. Above all else, we are dedicated to changing what it means to be blind, by both changing perceptions among the general public of the capabilities of the blind and encouraging blind students to strive to achieve their maximum potential and realize their dreams.
Washington Seminar Student Financial Support Application Now Open
Keep in mind that this effort is intended to provide funding to students who would be otherwise unable to attend Washington Seminar due to financial hardship. If you, your parents, your local chapter or state affiliate, or anybody else is providing or could provide financial support to enable you to make the trip, please take advantage of those other opportunities. Receiving financial support from another entity does not necessarily make you ineligible for this funding. Only apply if you truly
the help to attend Washington Seminar. Finally, be aware that if you are granted financial support, you will be required to attend meetings and functions in DC from 9am January 25 to 5pm January 27.
We are extremely excited to have an impressive student turnout at the 2016 Washington Seminar. Washington Seminar is an empowering and meaningful experience where students can not only learn a ton, but also help the Federation build a brighter future for blind Americans. I urge each of you to strongly consider taking part in the Washington Seminar, and encourage anybody who requires financial support to do so to take advantage of this funding opportunity.
Applications are due November 22. Please simply read the instructions and requirements and fill out the form here
If you apply, you will receive a decision on your application no later than December 15, leaving ample time for transportation and hotel bookings.
It is our hope that you will find the resources on this website useful and informative. If you have any questions or comments about the website or the work of NABS, please feel free to get in touch with us and let us know. And, if you like what you see and would like to get involved you can become a member of the National Association of Blind Students. And remember, to stay up to date with the latest happenings within NABS, you can friend NABS on Facebook or follow NABS on Twitter. Please also join the NABS e-mail discussion list. Fill out and submit the form, then you will receive a confirmation email. Simply reply to that email, and you will be able to share your thoughts and ideas with the rest of our members!
Support the NFB with Your Unused/Unwanted Vehicles
Do you have a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, RV, airplane or other wheeled/winged conveyance taking up space on your property? Do you know someone who does? Would you like to help the National Federation of the Blind by turning that vehicle into a donation? You might even qualify for a tax deduction on your federal income taxes. If yes, we'd love to help you out. The NFB has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to turn unwanted vehicles into cash to help fund our movement. Please visit the NFB Vehicle Donation page to learn more.