Call for Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship 2013 Applications
Applications are now being accepted for Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards for the summer of 2013 (Application deadline: March 22, 2013). Qualified applicants will spend the summer at the NAD Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD where they will participate actively in NAD advocacy efforts to protect the civil, human and linguistic rights of the American deaf community. Preference will be given to students pursuing careers in law, public policy, nonprofit management or related fields. This scholarship provides financial stipends to assist qualified applicants with travel, housing, transportation and related needs during the internship.
Stipend Disbursement & Internship Duration
Applicants seeking Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship consideration must be currently enrolled in academic studies toward graduate or undergraduate degrees within the following or related fields:
Applicants will be screened on the basis of the following criteria:
Applicants must supply the following information as part of their application package:
Applicants must indicate their area(s) of internship interest:
Applications for the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship must be submitted electronically to scholarship at nad.org no later than Friday, March 22, 2013. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Monday, April 19, 2013.
Screening and Selection Process
The respective points of contact for the NAD Headquarters and the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship Committee shall coordinate screening of applicants and selection of recipients.
The screening and selection process is delineated as follows:
About the Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship
Established by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) at its 50th Biennial Conference in Philadelphia, PA, the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship encourages and enhances the NAD and its distinguished history of advancing professional opportunities for young deaf and hard of hearing individuals pursuing careers in law, public policy, nonprofit management and related fields. Many NAD interns, inspired by their passion and experiences at the NAD Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, have gone on to become successful leaders and advocates in their respective communities.
Nancy Bloch served the American deaf and hard of hearing community diligently for nearly 19 years as Chief Executive Officer of the NAD. In 2011, when her tenure ended, the scholarship in her name was created to honor Nancy’s life-long commitment to invest in the future of young deaf and hard of hearing advocates so that they, too, can pave the way for others to follow in the future.
About The Scholarship Committee
The Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship committee has a simple, straightforward objective: to raise a specified amount each year to ensure funds are continually available to support annual disbursement of internship stipends and re-investment for fund growth purposes.
Currently supported through generous individual contributions made during and since the 50th Biennial NAD Conference in Philadelphia, PA, the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship relies on individual, organizational, corporate and foundation support to further its goals. To donate online or via mail/fax, visit www.nad.org/donate and select the button for “Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship Fund” in the Donor Designation section to ensure that your contribution is directed appropriately.
Scholarship Committee members welcome inquiries from individuals and groups interested in donating to the scholarship fund. Members include Nancy Bloch, Chair; Barbara Jean (BJ) Wood, Vice Chair; LeWana Clark, Shane Feldman, Jerry Nelson, Annette Posell, Julie Rems-Smario, and Jackie Roth, with Chris Wagner and Howard Rosenblum as ex officio members on behalf of the NAD.