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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.

Every year, the National Federation of the Blind awards more than $120,000 to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations. The scholarship program is our commitment to academic excellence and leadership among blind students, and each winner is awarded on the basis of academic excellence, community service, and leadership. The application process opens November 1. Review the scholarship application checklist and the scholarship program FAQs. Share this opportunity that invests in the future of blind people. Learn about the eligibility and requirements of the 2020 scholarship program. All blind high school and 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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