Scholarship Programs

National & State Scholarships Available!

The National Federation of the Blind believes in investing in the future by supporting the college education of deserving legally blind students. We urge you to apply to both.

National Scholarship Program

Every year, the National Federation of the Blind awards more than $240,000 to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations. The scholarship program is our commitment to academic excellence and leadership among blind students, and each winner is awarded on the basis of academic excellence, community service, and leadership. The application process opens each December and closes in April. Review the scholarship application checklist and the scholarship program FAQs. Share this opportunity that invests in the future of blind people. Learn about the eligibility and requirements of the national scholarship program. All blind high school and college students are encouraged to apply!

State Scholarship Program

The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan is pleased to announce its 2024 scholarship program benefiting blind college students. This year, we will offer three scholarships, one for $1500, and two for $1000 each. These awards are earned by outstanding blind students who currently live in Michigan, or are attending college in the state of Michigan during the Spring 2025 term.  Select here to learn more about the state scholarship program.

The application deadline for the national scholarship program is March 31. In addition, the application deadline for the state scholarship program is October 4.

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