NFB, AFB Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarships

2012 NFB Scholarship Program for Blind College-Bound Students
Are you legally blind and will you be a full-time college student attending the fall 2012 semester in the United States or Puerto Rico?

The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program application form is online at, along with all rules for eligibility, the list of requirements for a completed packet, and additional information. (A print application form is available upon request.)

Scholarships Include:
• 1 for $12,000
• 1 for $10,000
• 2 for $7,000 each
• 4 for $5,000 each
• 22 for $3,000 each
• Plus additional gifts for each winner

The deadline to submit the application form and all required supporting documents is March 31, 2012.

American Foundation for the Blind Scholarships
The American Foundation for the Blind, AFB, is offering 11 scholarships totaling $19,000 in 2012. Scholarships are in these amounts:

• 1 award for $500 – restricted to student in full-time graduate study, any field.
• 5 awards for $1,000 each – 4 different restrictions (graduate or undergraduate in rehabilitation field/teacher of the blind or visually impaired; graduate or undergraduate female in study of classical or religious music; graduate or undergraduate in study of engineering or computer, physical or life sciences; 2 awards restricted to undergraduate females in a four-year degree program for literature or music).
• 4 awards for $2,500 each – graduate or undergraduate in rehabilitation or education of the blind or visually impaired.
• 1 award for $3,500 – graduate or undergraduate, but preference given to new immigrants to the U.S. residing in the New York City metropolitan area.

Information and application forms are available at The deadline to apply is April 30, 2012.