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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program offers 30 different scholarships to students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who are legally blind. It is for students who plan to attend a college or university full-time and obtain a degree.

Students only need to apply once. Scholarships include the Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship, the Larry Streeter Memorial Scholarship, the Oracle Scholarship for Excellence in Computer Science, and several National Federation of the Blind Scholarships for varying amounts.

The scholarships are not renewable and can be used in freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or postgraduate years of college. Both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens may apply. Proof of blindness is required. The term blindness is defined as visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens.

The National Federation of the Blind was founded in 1940 as a non-profit organization whose purpose is to protect the rights of the blind in their pursuit of education and career opportunities and to prevent discrimination of the blind. With over 700 chapters and 50,000 members, the organization is the largest spokesperson for the blind across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MARCH of each year, and the award amount is usually $3,000 - $12,000.

For more details, visit https://nfb.org/scholarships