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The National Federation of the Blind 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
Unlimited amount awarded? 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



Max $12,000
Average $5,000
Min $3,000


Max 30
Average 30
Min 30

Contact Information

NFB Scholarship Program
Scholarship Committee Chairperson
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States

Phone: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2415

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