This post was last updated on September 7th, 2016 at 12:13 am

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Eligibility: NFB gives 30 scholarships annually to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships:

  • Must be legally blind in both eyes.
  • Must live in the United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at an accredited university in the United States in the current scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full time while attending school part time, and
  • Must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities.  Awarded based on academic excellence, community service and financial need.

Award: $3,000 to $12,000. Each winner will receive assistance to attend the NFB annual convention in July, which provides an opportunity for high-level networking with active blind people in different professions and occupations.

Contact: Application available at or write to