Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. The winner must be studying in the traditional humanities such as art, English, foreign languages, history, philosophy, or religion. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year,
Num Awards: 1
Min Award: 3000
Max Award: Varies
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230