New Jersey Association of Blind Students (NJABS)
The purpose of this Organization shall be to serve as a division of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey; to promote educational opportunities and the general well-being of the blind of this nation and the state to function as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind.
During the year, information highlighting scholarships, workshops/seminars, national/state conventions and internship possibilities are distributed. An in person meeting is conducted at the state convention and presentations are held throughout the year.
Please visit our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/newjabstudents. In addition, please subscribe to our email listserv, http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/njabs-talk_nfbnet.org.
The division conducts conference calls via phone on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. For more information about the division, please contact President Kaleigh Brendle at 732-513-2624.
You can join the division by completing the membership form at www.nfbnj.org/chapters-and-divisions/students/membership-form. You can submit payment via check or money order, or via a credit/debit card or a PayPal account. If you have already submitted your dues payment of $5 a year for the current calendar year, please complete the form so that we know that the information we have on file for you is accurate.
Those attending postsecondary education needing self-advocacy tips, please read the following self-advocacy resources:
- Self-Advocacy in Higher Education Toolkit Version 2.0
- High-Stakes Testing Self-Advocacy Toolkit
- Higher Education Accessibility Online Resource Center
The National Federation of the Blind believes in investing in the future by supporting the college education of deserving legally blind students. Our state and national scholarship programs are the most generous in the country. When a national scholarship application is completed and forwarded to the committee, the applicant has the opportunity to win a national and or a state scholarship. Complete one application and you can win two scholarships! To learn more about the NFB National Scholarship and to download an application form, please visit www.nfb.org/programs-services/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-program. Deadline for national scholarship applications is March 31st.