2019 Scholarship Program


The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan is pleased to announce its 2019 scholarship program benefiting blind college students. This year we will offer two scholarships, one for $1,000 and one for $500 to outstanding blind students who currently live in, or are attending college in the state of Michigan during the fall, 2019 term.

Scholarship winners will be required to attend the entire state convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan and participate in all activities sponsored by the Michigan Association of Blind Students. In addition, scholarship winners will be required to meet with the scholarship committee during the convention. The 2019 convention will take place November 8-10, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Convention expenses including transportation, hotel accommodations, registration and banquet costs will be provided to each scholarship recipient. For more information on state convention, please visit our convention page.

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

The application is below. Along with submitting all pertinent documents, scholarship applicants must have an interview with the scholarship committee.

To be eligible for this scholarship, all applicants must:
•Be certified as legally blind
•Be a resident of the state of Michigan or a student at a Michigan college or university
• Be pursuing a full-time postsecondary course of study during the fall 2019 academic term. We will also consider part-time students with additional responsibilities such as employment or parenting. Part-time students must be enrolled in at least half of a normal course load.
• Participate in the entire NFB of Michigan 2019 state convention and all scheduled scholarship activities; and
• Submit all application materials by September 30, 2019.

Please make sure all applications are complete. The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan does not accept responsibility for incomplete applications. Each scholarship application will be reviewed by the scholarship committee, and winners will be notified by October 15, 2019. All decisions made by the scholarship committee are final.

For Questions: Contact the scholarship chairperson, J.J. Meddaugh, via email at: scholarships@nfbmi.org, or via telephone at (517)394-4548.

To Apply:

Complete the Scholarship Application Form electronically and email it to scholarships@nfbmi.org


All documentation must be received on or before September 30, 2019.

Downloadable Application Form:

Download the 2019 scholarship application

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