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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

Application Period: Application materials will be available November 2012; must submit documents and request interview before deadline.

Deadline: March 31, 2016



All applicants for these scholarships:

  1. must be legally blind in both eyes (PDF document) , and
  2. must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and
  3. must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the 2013 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time, and
  4. must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities, July 1 through July 6, departing on July 7.

In addition to a scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to attend the 2016 National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in July, providing an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with active blind persons in many different professions and occupations.

Award: $3,000-$12,000