Emma Skogen Scholarship Fund
Emma Skogen remembered NDAB with a special bequest in her will to the North Dakota Association of the Blind. It was decided by the executive board that a scholarship fund be set up in her memory for students who are blind or visually impaired and in need of financial assistance. NDAB has established the Emma Skogen Scholarship Fund and welcomes applications.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Applicants must be 18 or older and attending a vocational or trade School. Applicants must have a financial need of a scholarship.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applicants must submit an application form to the NDAB Scholarship Committee.
Included in this application must be information describing what you plan to study, where (include full address) and when. Please indicate related fees; your long-term career goals, or community activities, and your financial need. Attach to the application a copy of your latest grade transcript and a letter of recommendation (written by teacher, youth leader, or someone else not related to you, but who knows you well) describing your character and abilities.
HOW MUCH IS THE AWARD?
The NDAB Scholarship Committee will award one $1000 scholarship annually. The grant awarded will be made payable to the student. A student can be awarded a maximum of one scholarship.
HOW ARE THE WINNERS SELECTED?
Final selection of the scholarship winner will be made by the NDAB Scholarship Committee and announced at the annual North Dakota Association of the Blind Convention in June.
The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of full time enrollment in a vocational or trade school.
Some of the criteria for final selection are:
• Financial Need
• Clarity of Study Plan
• Long-term Career Goals
• Grade-point Average
• Letter of Recommendation
• Extracurricular Involvements
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications must be post-marked no later than March 15th each year.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT TO:
NDAB Scholarship Committee
C/O Tracy Wicken, Scholarship Committee Chairperson
733 Dawn Circle
Grand Forks, ND 58203