National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

March 31, 2013
Maximum Award: 
High school and college students (see comments)
High school seniors and college students who are legally blind in both eyes.

The National Federation of the Blind is offering 30 scholarships to blind students who have demonstrated achievement in their lives. There are around 400 applicants annually for the national scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. 

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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 2012 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.