National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

We are thrilled to let you know that the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will award thirty merit-based scholarships in the amount of $8,000 in 2023.

(The following requirements apply to all applicants:)

  • Must be legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.
  • Must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
  • Must be 18 years of age by July 1, 2023.
  • 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 person in the entire NFB National Convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities (finalists will receive assistance to attend the national convention).

To learn more about this national scholarship program visit:

Applications for National Federation of the Blind national scholarships are due by midnight eastern time on March 31.