National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

Website: National Federation of the Blind


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 $8,000 merit-based scholarships.. Each year at its National Convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. 

  • Must be legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.
  • Must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution in the fall of the year of application (one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time).
  • Must participate in the entire NFB National Convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities (finalists will receive assistance to attend the national convention).

For more information regarding eligibility, we strongly encourage you to review our scholarship program FAQs.

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Undocumented

Read over all the applications details here: and apply at Deadline: March 31, 2023, midnight, ET (online date or postmarked mail)

Contact Information

If you have further questions about the NFB scholarship program, please email the chair of the NFB scholarship committee, Cayte Mendez, at or call 410-659-9314, extension 2415, from 8 a.m