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NFB Scholarship

The NFB Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Minimum: $3000, Maximum: $7000
Application Deadline: 31-Mar
Requirements: Applicant must be legally blind and pursuing a full-time course of study. Selection is based upon academic excellence, service to the community, and financial need.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
805 Fifth Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112
USA
Phone Number: 641 236 3366
http://www.nfb.org

You can find out more by contacting:

Peggy Elliott
Scholarship Committee Chairperson
805 Fifth Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112
US
Phone Number: 515 236 3366

One may find it helpful to carefully examine any material provided for the scholarship. A maximized likelihood of success comes from first understanding the qualifications and knowing if you fulfill them. Prior to starting, be aware of the reason for involvement of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and their goals for the NFB Scholarship. Once that is done, you should determine if you have any likelihood to obtain the scholarship. After figuring out that you have the possibility that you can be awarded the NFB Scholarship, then it is worth it to use your time.

A vital part of working toward obtaining the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Occasionally the process can be drawn-out and boring, but it is absolutely critical that you fill out the application accurately and in its entirety. It would be awful to get passed over on a technicality.

After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the NFB Scholarship confers the award and actually dispenses any funds in order to know whether or not it is possible to rely on the scholarship to help meet your financial needs and how it will help you out, stipulations may exist in what can be paid with the NFB Scholarship. Increasingly, it is tough to be able to cover all of your financial needs, and making use of the NFB Scholarship to help with your financial aid is often invaluable. If you are not fortunate to receive the NFB Scholarship, don't give up, there will be alternative scholarships for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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