Hofstra Law

National Federation of The Blind

Category
Scholarship

Dates
Deadline Date: Mar 31st, 2015
Posted Date: Sep 13th, 2011
Criteria

Description
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 merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants for these scholarships:

  1. must be legally blind (PDF document) in both eyes, and
  2. must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and
  3. must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the 2014 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time, and
  4. must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities.

    In addition to a scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to attend the 2015 National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention which takes place in July in Orlando, Florida, providing an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with active blind persons in many different professions and occupations.

CONTACT INFO:
https://nfb.org/scholarships

Chairperson Patti Chang, Esq.
Email: scholarships@nfb.org

Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2415

NFB Scholarship Program
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
200 East Wells Street
   at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230