The Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship
Sponsored by: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.
|Application Deadline||March 31|
|Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest||Scholarship|
|Number of Applications||450|
|Awarded every year?||yes|
Recipient is eligible to re-apply in subsequent years.
|Must be repaid?||no|
|Required to attend a specific school?||no|
|Is a separate application required?||yes|