Brian Cummins Memorial Scholarship

National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut


Grant amount: More than US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2018

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Connecticut

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Overview:

The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut is an organization of blind individuals who value the importance of a sound education along with proper reading and writing skills. In order to insure the availability of certified teachers of the blind and visually impaired, the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut is offering a scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship need not be blind or visually impaired, and need not be a member of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut. Federation scholarships are judged on the basis of academic quality, service to the community and financial need.

Brian Cummins lost his life on September 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center tragedy. Brendan Cummins, whose young son is blind, has asked that this scholarship be given in Brian's memory.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • All applicants must be planning to reside in Connecticut and must be a college or graduate student enrolled in a full-time program to teach blind and visually impaired students in Connecticut.
  • Recipients of this scholarship need not be blind or visually impaired, and need not be a member of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut.
  • Federation scholarships are judged on the basis of academic quality, service to the community and financial need.