American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Scholarships
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and American Council of the Blind (ACB) have partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or attending university as an entering freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student.
This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board, and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology.
AFB also makes available this additional listing of scholarships available from other organizations for students who are blind or visually impaired: https://www.afb.org/about-afb/events-and-awards/other-scholarships-and-grants-students-blind-or-visually-impaired
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part-time), and be involved in their school/local community.
- US Citizen
- Permanent Resident
- International or Other Visa Status
All interested candidates must register for a new ACB account prior to submitting a scholarship application online. Visit www.acb.org/scholarships to start the registration process.
General Procedure is found on their website at https://www.afb.org/about-afb/events-and-awards/afb-scholarships.
For more information, please contact Nancy Christine in the ACB National Office at (612) 332-3242 or (800) 866-3242.