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 11, 2021. Individuals must submit their application to NFBMD, which will forward the application to the Turner family. 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 Ellen Ringlein at 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 12-14, which will take place at the Holiday Inn Downtown Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The final decision on the winner will be made by the Turner family. 5. Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2021 through October 11, 2021. 6. The winner will be notified by October 31. The $200 award will be presented November 13 at the NFBMD convention banquet. 7. When you submit your application, please send proof that you have preregistered for the State Convention along with your application to