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.
State Scholarship Program
The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada’s annual scholarship program awards two merit-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 to blind scholars across the state. Any legally blind, full-time college student or graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2020 may apply. All finalists must attend the entire National Federation of the Blind of Nevada state convention, to be held in November. All blind high school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply! Click here to learn more about the state scholarship program.
The Silver State Federation Family First Timer Convention Scholarship
Are you a new member of the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada interested in attending your first NFB of Nevada State Convention? Have you been involved with the NFB of Nevada for some time, but haven’t had the opportunity to attend a state convention due to financial restraints? Are you a parent of a blind child in Nevada seeking support in advocacy and positive blind role models for yourself and your child? We have great news for you! Through our Silver State Federation Family First Time Convention Scholarship, we will provide stipends in the amount of $250.00 each to five qualified applicants. Click here to learn more.
The deadline for both state scholarship programs is September 30.
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 Secret to Winning a National Federation of the Blind Scholarship by Kate Mendez (The Braille Monitor, February 2020)
- Kenneth Jernigan First Timer Convention Scholarship by Tracy Soforenko (The Braille Monitor, February 2020)