Domonique Lawless, an incoming freshman at Belmont University, was among 30 blind scholars nationwide who shared in $122,000 in scholarships from the National Federation of the Blind, awarded during its 64th annual convention in Atlanta. A 2004 graduate of Nashville’s Hillsboro High School, Lawless plans to double-major in German and psychology at Belmont. “I automatically got a wonderful feeling about Belmont,” Lawless told The Tennessean. “All the students and teachers have been so friendly and accomodating.”
“These students represent the future of this nation’s blind,” said Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the NFB, in a press release. “They are proof of our conviction that the blind can compete on terms of equality with the sighted in almost every field of endeavor, and we are very proud of their accomplishments.” More than 500 students competed for the NFB scholarships.