The NFB annually awards thirty national scholarships. Blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico have the opportunity to win one of the scholarships, worth from $3,000 to $12,000. To be eligible for consideration, each applicant must (1) be legally blind in both eyes; (2) reside in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico; (3) be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the 2013 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time; and (4) participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities, July 1 through July 6, departing on July 7.
In addition to a scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to attend the 2013 NFB National Convention in Orlando, Florida, providing an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with active blind persons in many different professions and occupations.
For more information, go to the NFB Web site at https://nfb.org/scholarships, or call (410) 659-9314, extension 2415