Welcome to this page which has information about the scholarship program of the National Federation of the Blind. Soon this page will show updates and information that you need to apply for the state and national scholarships. If you are going to apply for a national scholarship and cannot wait for the page to be updated, keep reading for very important information.

The Indiana State Affiliate Scholarship

The Indiana affiliate state scholarship deadline usually lands June 1st of each annual year. When the application for the national scholarship is submitted, the applicant is automatically eligible for the state level scholarship. The application that is used for the national scholarship is the same one that is used for the state scholarship; however it is mailed to our scholarship committee chair person who is Tammy Hollingsworth, and can be reached by e- mail at

The state level Scholarship is awarded to 1 student for 1,000, Or 2 students for 500 each.

All students with an eligible level of blindness are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be able to attend state convention for at least 2 days and 1 night. Costs for lodging, registration, and banquet are covered by the NFB of Indiana affiliate.


The National Scholarship

The National Federation of the Blind offers 30 SCHOLARSHIPS For Blind High School Seniors through Graduate in the United States or Puerto Rico.


Scholarships Available

The $12,000 Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship

1 Scholarship for $10,000

2 Scholarships for $7,000 each

4 Scholarships for $5,000 each

22 Scholarships for $3,000 each plus a trip to the NFB Annual Convention and other gifts to scholarship winners!


Read the rules of eligibility, the timeline, the Submission Checklist, and the Scholarship FAQ, then fill in the online Scholarship Application Form. Supply the required documents and complete one telephone interview with our representative.

Deadline: March 31, each annual year.

All documentation and the interview request must be received by the deadline. E-mail:      NFB

Scholarship Program: Phone (410) 659 -9314, extension 2415 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


NFB at Jernigan Place, 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

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