National Federation of the Blind (ID 1092)
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- To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty national scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000.
The scholarship program of the National Federation of the Blind regularly receives between 400 and 500 applications per year, from which our NFB Scholarship Committee chooses thirty winners--only thirty out of all who apply. Many students apply more than one year before they win. All scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.
- NFB Scholarship Program
- National Federation Of The Blind
- 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
- (410) 659-9314 Ext. 2415
- All applicants for these scholarships:
1.must be legally blind (PDF document) in both eyes, and
2.must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and
3.must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the 2013 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time, and
4.must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities, July 1 through July 6, departing on July 7.
In addition to a scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to attend the 2013 National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, providing an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with active blind persons in many different professions and occupations.