Scholarships

State Scholarships

Please Note: Not all states currently have a scholarship program. Check back because new ones will be added as they become available.
If you have questions about a particular state scholarship, contact the state president or the scholarship chairperson.

Alabama

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

Alaska

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

Arizona

Two scholarships are awarded at the annual convention in September that range in value from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00. Visit our website
for more information.

Arkansas

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

California

Each year, the National Federation of the Blind of California will award three scholarships during the annual State Convention. Two in the amount of $1,500 and one in the amount of $2,000. All application materials and documents are due in September of each year. Visit our website for more information.

Colorado

This year the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado will be awarding up to $15,000 in scholarship funds for deserving students, and applications are due by April 15. For more details regarding the scholarship or to apply visit our website

Connecticut

Five scholarships are awarded at the annual convention in November ranging in value from $3,000.00 to $5,000.00. The application deadline is September 15th. Visit our website for more information.

Delaware

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

District Of Columbia

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Each year, the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii awards up to three scholarships to residents of Hawaii during the annual State Convention. The deadline is September 16, including all forms and additional documentation. To receive an application, email Shannon Cantan at shannoncantan.nfb@gmail.com.

Idaho

Three scholarships will be awarded at the annual state convention in the amount of $1,000.00, $1,500.00, and $2,500.00. Applications will be accepted from December 15th through March 15th. Visit our website
for more information.

Illinois

Applications are accepted from November 1st through March 31st of the following year. Decisions will be finalized in early June. Visit our website
for more information.

Indiana

The Indiana state level Scholarship is awarded to 1 student for 1,000, Or 2 students for 500 each, and the deadline to apply is June 1st. For more information or to apply click here

Iowa

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

Kansas

Kentucky

Applications will be accepted starting in early spring. The application due date is June 1st. Visit our website
for more information.

Louisiana

Applications will be accepted from December 1st through March 15th. Visit our website
for more information.

Maine

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

Maryland

The NFB of Maryland gives two scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 and $2,000.00 each year. The deadline is always April 15. Applications will be available in January. You can find all of the details and apply at this link

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

The National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota will be awarding two scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 and $1,500.00. The application deadline is April 15th. You can find all of the details and apply on our site

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Applications become available around August 15th and are due in mid-October. The state affiliate offers a $1,000 scholarship. The Omaha chapter offers a $500.00 scholarship. The Lincoln Chapter offers 2 $250.00 scholarships. The Nebraska Association of Blind Students also offers a scholarship in varying amounts. Visit our site
for details.

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

The National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey uses the same application procedure as the national scholarship. Anyone who applies for a national scholarship is automatically entered to win a state scholarship.

New Mexico

New York

Applications open in early July and close in mid-September. You can find more details and apply here

North Carolina

The National Federation of the Blind of North Carolina awards one scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00 at our annual State Convention in September. Applications are due June 30 of each year. You can apply here

North Dakota

This state does not currently have a Scholarship program.

Ohio

The NFB of Ohio will award three scholarships to legally blind students who are or planning to pursue post-secondary education, and all Applications must be received by May 15 of the current year. $1500 Jennica Ferguson Memorial Scholarship The Jennica Ferguson Memorial Scholarship is named for a young woman whose intelligence and leadership embodied the spirit of the Federation. Jennica was blind and died at the age of 18. $1000 Robert Eschbach Scholarship Robert Eschbach served as NFB-Ohio president for 11 years, and devoted his life of 80 years to changing what it means to be blind. To apply visit our website for more information.

Oklahoma

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

Oregon

Pennsylvania

The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania offers up to two scholarships of $1000.00 each year. These are for Pennsylvania residents who have not received a national scholarship in the same year. We begin accepting applications after March of the calendar year and continue to accept them until around August 15th. If a student is selected to receive a state scholarship they are required to attend our state convention from Friday at noon through Sunday at noon. You can find more details and apply here

Puerto Rico

This affiliate does not currently have a scholarship program.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

Tennessee

Texas

The National Federation of the Blind of Texas offers four scholarships to legally blind state residents, each year. Applications are normally accepted between June 1 and August 15. Students who wish to apply must be pursuing a full-time course of study in order to qualify for the program. Scholarships range in value from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00. Applications are available online here

Utah

Vermont

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.

Virginia

If you are a Virginia resident, or attending an institute of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the coming academic year, apply for the prestigious James F Nelson Virginia Scholarship. The deadline to apply is September 15. Inquiries and non-hoax related emails may be made to Brian Miller, chair of the scholarship committee, at: brianrmiller88@gmail.com.
To apply, visit our online application.

Washington

West Virginia

All applicants should submit the application and applicable documentation by June 15 of each calendar year. A link to the application can be found on our state website here

Wisconsin

Wyoming

This state does not currently have a scholarship program.