National Federation of the Blind Scholarships

Scholarship Description

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.  One award will be given to a person working full-time who is attending or planning to attend a part-time course of study which will result in a new degree and broader opportunities in present or future work if a suitable candidate applies.  Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind.  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: 12

Min Award: 3000

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2019-03-31


Sponsoring Organization National Federation of the Blind
805 Fifth Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112

Contact Person: Scholarship Committee Chairman

Phone: 641-236-3366