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Accessibility Plan for Brooks Hall

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Scholarships for students with Blindness and Visual Impairments

 

 

Program Number:   11347

Title:            Soozie Courter Sharing a Brighter Tomorrow Hemophilia Scholarship Program                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

Sponsor:          Pfizer Inc., U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group

 

SYNOPSIS:  Pfizer Hemophilia will award five $4,000 graduate scholarships and twelve $2,500 college scholarships, including vocational schools to applicants with hemophilia A or B who present the best combination of a creative and persuasive essay, excellent recommendations, and superior academic standing.

 

Deadline(s):      05/24/2013

Established Date: 04/19/2010

Follow-Up Date:   05/01/2014

Review Date:      04/16/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                             

 

Address:          Hemophilia Scholarship Program (QD Healthcare Group)

                  One Dock Street

                  Suite 520

                  Stamford, CT 06902     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           pfizerscholarship@qdhealthcare.com

Web Site: http://www.hemophiliavillage.com Program URL: http://www.hemophiliavillage.com/resources-support/scholarship-assistance.aspx

Tel:                                           

Fax:                                 

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S. Permanent Resident

 

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

 

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  School of Dentistry

                  School of Medicine

                  Undergraduate Student

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $4,000   MAXIMUM

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   No

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     Drug Houses/Laboratories

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:  Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with hemophilia who present the best combination of a creative and persuasive essay, excellent recommendations, and superior academic standing.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, the applicant must: have been diagnosed with hemophilia A or hemophilia B, be a US resident attending a school in the US and meet one of the following educational criteria: be a high school senior or graduate, or have completed high school or an equivalent (eg, general equivalency diploma [GED]); or be currently accepted to or enrolled in a junior college, college (undergraduate or graduate), or vocational school.

 

FUNDING

For the 2013-2014 academic year, Pfizer will award: Five $4,000 graduate scholarships; and Twelve $2,500 college scholarships, including vocational schools. (cas)

 

KEYWORDS:         Undergraduate Education

                  Hemophilia

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Program Number:   28235

Title:            Kidney & Urology Foundation of America Vincent Stefano Scholarship Award                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

Sponsor:          Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, Inc.

 

SYNOPSIS:  KUFA is proud to offer the Kidney & Urology Foundation

of America Vincent Stefano Scholarship Award, an opportunity designed

to help a deserving kidney patient achieve his/her academic goals and

complete a college education.

 

Deadline(s):      05/24/2013

Established Date: 04/18/2012

Follow-Up Date:   03/01/2014

Review Date:      04/09/2013

 

Contact:          KUFA Scholarship                                                                                    

 

Address:          2 West 47th Street

                  Suite 401

                  New York, NY 10036     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           info@kidneyurology.org

Web Site: http://www.kidneyurology.org/Patient_Resources/scholarships.php

Program URL: http://www.kidneyurology.org/Patient_Resources/forms/2013_Vincent_Stefano_Scholarship_Award.pdf

Tel:              212-629-9770                 

Fax:              212-629-5652       

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

 

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Individual, Non-Specific

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $2,000   MAXIMUM

Duration:         1 YEAR(s)

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     Foundations

 

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:  Financial support of up to $2,000 per year will be

provided to a college-bound young adult (ages 17-25) who has been

diagnosed with kidney disease and who demonstrate financial need. This

award is renewable for a maximum of 4 years.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be graduating from high school by the end of this

school year or must have already graduated from high school (aged

17-25). Applicants from KUFA?s participating partner centers will be

considered with priority.

 

FUNDING

The KUFA Scholarship Award of up to $2,000 per year will be granted

based on the candidate?s achievements, commitment to pursuing a

college education, and financial need. (kww) 

 

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Program Number:   69836

Title:            Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Sponsor:          Sertoma International

 

SYNOPSIS:  The sponsor provides a scholarship for students who are hearing-impaired.

 

Deadline(s):      05/01/2013

Established Date: 09/18/2002

Follow-Up Date:   03/01/2014

Review Date:      03/14/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                             

 

Address:          Hearing Impaired Scholarship Program

                  1912 E. Meyer Blvd

                  Kansas City, MO 64132     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           Infosertoma@sertomahq.org

Web Site: http://www.sertoma.org/Page.aspx?pid=344&srcid=190

Program URL: http://www.sertoma.org/Page.aspx?pid=344&srcid=190

Tel:              816-333-8300                 

Fax:              816-333-4320       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No

                  *See Restrictions for further information. 

 

DEADLINE NOTE

All scholarship applications and requested materials must be received at Sertoma Headquarters by 4:00 pm Central Standard Time on May 1 each year. Faxes are not accepted.

 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

 

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Undergraduate Student

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000   ACAD YR

Duration:         1 YEAR(s)

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     Miscellaneous Non-Federal

 

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

 

CFDA#:                       

 

OBJECTIVES:  Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must: have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss as evidenced on audiogram by a SRT of 40dB or greater in both ears; Must be a citizen of the United States of America; Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States of America - graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges or vocational programs do not qualify; and Must have a minimum 3.2 on a 4.0 unweighted scale: high school senior - cumulative GPA for grades 9-11 and first semester of grade 12; college freshman - cumulative GPA for high school and first semester of college; and college sophomore or higher - cumulative GPA for all college-level semesters completed.

 

FUNDING

This is a $1,000 scholarship to cover tuition, books and supplies.

The funds may be used for any semester, including summer, during the awarded academic school year.  (elg)

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Program Number:   02341

Title:            Kidney & Urology Foundation of America New Day Education and Rehabilitation Award for NYC Residents                                                                                                                                                          

 

Sponsor:          Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, Inc.

 

SYNOPSIS:  This award supports adult patients (aged 25 and older) with kidney or urologic disease who are seeking to complete a degree, obtain a professional certification, learn a new job skill, change careers, or engage in physical rehabilitation.

 

Deadline(s):      05/24/2013

Established Date: 02/27/2009

Follow-Up Date:   04/01/2014

Review Date:      02/26/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                             

 

Address:          ATTN: New Day Award

                  2 West 47th Street

                  Suite 401

                  New York, NY 10036     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           info@kidneyurology.org

Web Site: http://www.kidneyurology.org/Patient_Resources/scholarships.php

Program URL: http://www.kidneyurology.org/Patient_Resources/forms/2013_NEW_DAY.pdf

Tel:              212-629-9770                 

Fax:              212-629-5652       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Prizes/Awards

                  Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

 

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Individual, Non-Specific

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000   YEAR

Duration:         4 YEAR(s)

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     Foundations

 

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:  This award will allow the nominee to return to a productive lifestyle through a scholarship with renewable funds.

Candidates should be motivated to take charge of their lives and make a positive difference in their communities. Grants will be based on financial need, evidence of prior achievements, and motivation to accomplish stated goals.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The New Day Education and Rehabilitation Award will be awarded to a New York City resident on the basis of candidate?s achievements, commitment to stated goals, and financial need. Applicants from KUFA?s participating partner centers will be considered with priority.

Applicants of this Scholarship should not apply for any other KUFA award. Awardees of this scholarship will receive the scholarship money in two payments: one in November and one in April. Receipt of the second half of the award will be contingent upon submission of a brief report (1 typed page) describing recent achievements and activities, which will be due by February 14, 2014. An official school transcript (unofficial will also be accepted) will be required at that time. A minimum of a C average, or its equivalent, will be required for receipt of the second half of the award.

 

FUNDING

Recipients can receive up to $1,000 per year (renewable for up to 4 years maximum).  (elg)

 

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Program Number:   16744

Title:            Delta Gamma Foundation Florence Margaret Harvey Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

 

SYNOPSIS:  The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) provides a

scholarship of $1,000 to a legally blind undergraduate or graduate

student in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are

blind or visually impaired. 

 

Deadline(s):      04/30/2013

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2014

Review Date:      02/18/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                             

 

Address:          2 Penn Plaza

                  Suite 1102

                  New York, NY 10121     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           afbinfo@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.asp

Program URL: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?DocumentID=2962

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

 

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist an

undergraduate or graduate student in the field of rehabilitation or

education of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible applicants are undergraduate or graduate students who are

legally blind  (i.e., have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or

less in the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees

in the better eye). 

 

FUNDING

This is a $1000 educational scholarship.  (des)

 

KEYWORDS:         Blindness

                  Education for People With Disabilities

                  Rehabilitation for People With Disabilities

 

 

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Program Number:   16745

Title:            Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

 

SYNOPSIS:  The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) provides

four (4) scholarships of $2,500 each to legally blind undergraduates

or graduates who are studying full-time in the field of rehabilitation

or education of persons who are blind and/or visually impaired.  

 

Deadline(s):      04/30/2013

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2014

Review Date:      02/18/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                              

 

Address:          2 Penn Plaza

                  Suite 1102

                  New York, NY 10121     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           afbinfo@afb.net

Web Site: www.afb.org/default.asp

Program URL: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?DocumentID=2962

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                                

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

 

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $2,500  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist an

undergraduate or graduate student in the field of rehabilitation or

education of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must be undergraduates or graduates who

are studying full-time in the field of rehabilitation or education of

persons who are blind and/or visually impaired; and must be legally

blind (i.e., have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in

the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the

better eye). 

 

FUNDING

This is a $2500 educational scholarship.  (des)

 

KEYWORDS:         Blindness

                  Education for People With Disabilities

                  Rehabilitation for People With Disabilities

 

 

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Program Number:   16746

Title:            Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

 

SYNOPSIS:  The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) provides a

scholarship of $1,000 to a legally blind, full-time undergraduate or

graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical,

or life sciences. 

 

Deadline(s):      04/30/2013

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2014

Review Date:      02/18/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                             

 

Address:          2 Penn Plaza

                  Suite 1102

                  New York, NY 10121     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           afbinfo@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.asp

Program URL: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?DocumentID=2962

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

 

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                         

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a

full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of

engineering or in computer, physical, or life sciences. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must: be a full-time undergraduate or

graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical,

or life sciences; and be legally blind (i.e., have best corrected

visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, and/or a visual

field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye). 

 

FUNDING

This is a $1000 academic scholarship.  (des)

 

KEYWORDS:         Engineering Education

                  ENGINEERING

                  Blindness

                  Life Sciences

                  Computer Science

                  Physical Sciences

                  Education for People With Disabilities

 

 

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Program Number:   16747

Title:            R.L. Gillette Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

 

SYNOPSIS:   The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

provides two scholarship of $1,000 each to legally blind women

students enrolled in a full-time four-year undergraduate degree

program in literature or music. 

 

Deadline(s):      04/30/2013

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2014

Review Date:      02/18/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                             

 

Address:          2 Penn Plaza

                  Suite 1102

                  New York, NY 10121     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           afbinfo@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.asp

Program URL: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?DocumentID=2962

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

 

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Undergraduate Student

                  Woman

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to offer

assistance for women who are enrolled in a full-time four-year

undergraduate degree program in literature or music.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must: be a woman who is enrolled full-time in a four year

undergraduate degree program in literature or music; and be legally

blind (i.e., have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in

the better eye, and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the

better eye).

 

FUNDING

Two academic scholarships of $1000 are offered.  (des)

 

KEYWORDS:         Creative Writing

                  Language and/or Literature

                  Music

                  Music Education

                  Women's Education

                  Blindness

                  Education for People With Disabilities

 

 

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Program Number:   16748

Title:            Gladys. C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

 

SYNOPSIS:  The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) provides a

scholarship of $1,000 to a legally blind, female undergraduate or

graduate student studying classical or religious music.

 

Deadline(s):      04/30/2013

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2014

Review Date:      02/18/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                             

 

Address:          2 Penn Plaza

                  Suite 1102

                  New York, NY 10121     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           afbinfo@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.asp

Program URL: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?DocumentID=2962

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

 

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

                  Woman

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,000  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                         

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to offer

assistance to a female undergraduate or graduate student studying

classical or religious music.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must: be a female undergraduate or graduate student

studying classical or religious music, and be legally blind (i.e.,

have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye,

and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye). 

 

FUNDING

One academic scholarship of $1000 is offered.  (des)

 

KEYWORDS:         Music

                  Religious Studies

                  Music Education

                  Women's Education

                  Blindness

                  Education for People With Disabilities

 

 

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Program Number:   16750

Title:            Ferdinand Torres Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Sponsor:          American Foundation for the Blind

 

SYNOPSIS:  The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) provides a

scholarship of $3,500 to a legally blind full-time undergraduate or

graduate student. Strong preference will be given to new immigrants to

the United States, and to those residing in the New York City

metropolitan area. 

 

Deadline(s):      04/30/2013

Established Date: 08/02/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2014

Review Date:      02/18/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                              

 

Address:          2 Penn Plaza

                  Suite 1102

                  New York, NY 10121     

                  U.S.A.                                

E-mail:           afbinfo@afb.net

Web Site: http://www.afb.org/default.asp

Program URL: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?DocumentID=2962

Tel:              212-502-7600                 

Fax:              888-545-8331       

Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                               

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  U.S. Permanent Resident

 

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Handicapped

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $3,500   MAXIMUM

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS

                  NEW YORK

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide

assistance to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible the applicant must: reside in the United States, but

need not be a citizen of the United States; be legally blind (i.e.,

have best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye,

and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye); be a

full-time undergraduate or graduate student. 

 

FUNDING

This is a $3,500 academic scholarship.  (des)

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Program Number:   10428

Title:            Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Sponsor:          Hemophilia Federation of America

 

SYNOPSIS:   The sponsor will award ten scholarships of $1,500

each annually. The four scholarship categories are: Educational

Scholarship, SiblingContinuing Scholarship, Parent Continuing

Scholarship, and Artistic Encouragement Grant.

 

Deadline(s):      04/30/2013

Established Date: 03/30/2010

Follow-Up Date:   02/01/2014

Review Date:      02/01/2013

 

Contact:                                                                                                             

 

Address:          210 7th St. SE, Suite 200 B

                  Washington, DC 20003     

                  U.S.A.                                 

E-mail:           info@hemophiliafed.org

Web Site: http://hemophiliafed.org/

Program URL: http://www.hemophiliafed.org/programs/educational-scholarships/

Tel:              800-230-9797                 

Fax:              202-675-6983       

Deadline Ind:     Postmark                                              

Deadline Open:    No

 

 

 

Award Type(s):    Exhibits/Collections

                  Publication

                  Performances

                  Student Scholarship

 

 

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

                  Any/No Restrictions

 

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

 

 

Appl Type(s):     Artist/Writer/Etc.

                  Graduate Student

                  Undergraduate Student

 

 

Target Group(s):  NONE

Funding Limit:    $1,500  

Duration:         0

Indirect Costs:   Unspecified

Cost Sharing:     No

Sponsor Type:     NONE

 

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                        

 

CFDA#:                      

 

OBJECTIVES:   The sponsor will award ten scholarships of $1,500

each annually. The four scholarship categories are: Educational

Scholarship, SiblingContinuing Scholarship, Parent Continuing

Scholarship, and Artistic Encouragement Grant.

 

ELIGIBILITY

For Educational Scholarships the perspective applicant must:  Have

a bleeding disorder;  Be seeking a post-secondary education at a

college, university,or trade school; and Demonstrate their commitment

to improving the quality of their life by pursuing their goals with

determination.  For the Sibling Continuing Educational Scholarship the

perspective applicant must: Be a sibling of a person with a bleeding

disorder; Be seeking a post-secondary education at a college,

university, or trade school;  and Demonstrate their commitment to

improving the quality of their life by pursuing their goals with

determination. For the Parent Continuing Educational Scholarship the

perspective applicant must: Be a parent of a child with a bleeding

disorder;  Be seeking a post-secondary education at a college,

university, or trade school; and Demonstrate their commitment to

improving the quality of their life by pursuing their goals with

determination. For the Artistic Encouragement Grant the perspective

applicant must: Have a bleeding disorder; and Demonstrate their

commitment to improving the quality of their life by pursuing their

goals with determination. 

 

FUNDING

The scholarships are for $1,500 each.  While the education

scholarships are for post-secondary education, the artistic

encouragement grant may be use for mounting an exhibition of ones work

(i.e., photography, painting, watercolor, animation), publishing a

story/book, writing a play, having a recital or any kind of creative

endeavor. (cas)

 

Improved Access to Digital Download Books for Blind and Low Vision U.S. Citizens

The new BARD download audiobook and magazine service is available free of charge. See below.

Longueuil, May 25, 2009

On April 30, the National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress in the United States, entered the first phase of its transition to a digital playback system, as well as releasing an upgraded version of its pilot download website. Beginning with the testing of 5,000 digital players by NLS patrons in their homes, NLS is preparing to launch full-scale production and distribution of 26,000 machines per month this year, ensuring continued access to reading materials for more than 500,000 registered users.

New to the NLS program is a state of the art online component, called the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site. This new site for blind and physically handicapped patrons of NLS now provides better than ever access to digital audiobooks and magazines. The BARD digital books and magazines are in the ANSI/NISO Z39.86 2002 format, the specification for navigable digital talking books. Readers may press buttons on the NLS digital talking-book player and compatible players to jump from chapter to chapter, section to section or page to page. This ability to quickly navigate the book structure, combined with the high-quality human recording, make the new digital NLS download books one of the most significant advancements in the provision of talking books for blind and low vision people.

"The high quality navigable digital books from the new NLS BARD service represent a major advancement in access to books, magazines, and electronic braille for Americans who are unable to read print due to blindness, low vision, or physical disability", says Gilles Pepin, CEO of HumanWare. "With BARD, NLS brings its library into the home of its patrons. Not only do NLS patrons now have access to thousands of digital books but they can find their book of interest and download it in minutes independently and from the comfort of their home computer."

HumanWare manufactures the popular Victor Reader Stream, a DAISY NISO compatible digital talking-book player designed in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), which several thousand NLS patrons already use to play the new digital NISO books. The NLS digital books on the BARD site are protected by encryption and compatible digital book players must be authorized by NLS for eligible patrons to play the books.

The ability to press buttons on the Victor Reader Stream to easily jump between chapters, pages, or magazine articles, like the NLS digital talking-book player, provides a rich audiobook reading experience never before experienced by audiocassette readers. For reference books such as cookery books the user can even enter a page number from the table of contents on the Stream telephone-style number pad and the playback will move immediately to that page. With the NLS player, Victor Reader Stream, and the NLS BARD books, users now have immediate access to thousands of books and can navigate them just like they would navigate the equivalent print book's structure.

The new BARD download audiobook and magazine service is available free of charge to eligible blind and physically handicapped individuals in the U.S. and to citizens living abroad, who have access to a computer and high-speed Internet connection, and who have a free NLS digital talking-book player or own an authorized compatible digital talking-book player such as HumanWare's Victor Reader Stream. To learn more about the new BARD service visit https://nlsbard.loc.gov/

disABLEDperson, Inc. announces new portal for college Grads with disabilities!

disABLEDperson, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment. This occurs through the www.disABLEDperson.com online recruitment program and through cooperative agreements with other mainstream employment services. We are proud to announce the addition of our new service for students with disabilities who have or are close to obtaining a college degree. We are working alongside employers to secure job postings for these graduates.

www.disABLEDperson.com/grads will launch September 15, 2009