Bernard F. Turner Award - Seeking Nominations

We are seeking nominations for the Bernard F. Turner Award. This award will be given at the Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland. The recipient will receive $200. The deadline to apply is October 16, 2020. Individuals must submit their application directly to the Bernard F. Turner Foundation with a copy to NFBMD. NFBMD is providing the venue for this award but is not involved in selecting recipients. To apply, download and fill out the attached nomination form and send it to both NFBMDSM@gmail.com or Bernard F. Turner Award Team PO Box 54176 Washington, DC 20032-4176 The eligibility requirements are as follows: 1. This award is open to blind people who lost their sight between the ages of 18-60. 2. Applicants must demonstrate the need for the award through a brief narrative and supporting documentation. 3. One application per person. 4. The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland (NFBMD) will advertise and encourage people to apply for this award. The winner is expected to attend the annual NFBMD convention, November 6-8, which will be virtual. The final decision on the winner will be made by the Turner family. 5. Applications will be accepted from September 13, 2020 through October 16, 2020. 6. The winner will be notified by October 31. The $200 award will be presented November 7 at the NFBMD convention banquet. 7. When you submit your application, please send a separate note to Sharon Maneki, nfbmdsm@gmail.com including proof that you have preregistered for the State Convention. Please note her new email address. You may either mail your application to the address provided or send it electronically to nfbmdsm@gmail.com