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Joseph Roeder Scholarship

The Joseph Roeder Scholarship is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship for an individual who is blind to pursue undergraduate or graduate education in a business-related field. The scholarship is named in memory of Joe Roeder, who served as senior access technology specialist at NIB from 1997 until his death in 2010.

Mr. Roeder had 40 years of experience in the fields of design engineering, electronic information systems, training and business management, including experience as a mechanical and nuclear engineer. He was instrumental in the development of the Section 508 electronic and information technology accessibility standards of the Rehabilitation Act, which require all federal government agencies to provide accessible data and information for employees with disabilities.

Application Deadlines

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online by 6:00 pm ET on Friday, May 5, 2017. The winner will be announced in June.

Apply for the Joseph Roeder Scholarship through the online form by clicking here.