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Scholarships

The National Federation of the Blind believes in investing in the future by supporting the college education of deserving legally blind students. Our national scholarship programs are the most generous in the country. We urge you to apply.

The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships annually to blind students from across the United States. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2020. Check out www.nfb.org/programs-services/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-program for eligibility information and to apply! All finalists must attend the entire convention of the National Federation of the Blind, to be held from June 30th to July 5 in Houston, Texas. The NFB scholarship program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. All blind college students are encouraged to apply! In addition to receiving a check, the recipient receives airfare, hotel room, registration, banquet and other items of interest.

Student accepts scholarship award

When a national scholarship application is completed and forwarded to the committee, the applicant has the opportunity to win a national scholarship. The application deadline is March 31, 2020.

Students receive scholarships

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National Convention Reflections From National Scholarship Winners

To read the national convention reflections from our national scholarship winners, please visit our Reflections from National Scholarship Winners page.

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