NFB Programs and Scholarships for Blind Veterans

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has a number of programs and services to directly assist blind veterans, including:

  • Fast, easy access to services and resources
  • A nationwide network of blind mentors
  • Thirty scholarships for higher education offered annually, generally ranging from $3,000 to $12,000
  • Eligibility for financial assistance to attend the convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Orlando on July 1-6
  • NFB-NEWSLINE®, the largest on-demand audio newspaper service in the world
  • Free advice on finding the right assistive or mainstream technology to meet your needs
  • Training and employment opportunities with the federal government
  • Effective advocacy on issues important to blind veterans, including access to the military Space Available program
  • The opportunity to join in advocacy and fellowship with like-minded blind veterans through the National Association of Blind Veterans, a division of the National Federation of the Blind (
  • A positive philosophy of blindness emphasizing the normality of the blind and our ability to compete on terms of equality with our sighted peers

For more information on NFB programs for blind veterans, please contact Dr. Joanne Wilson by phone at (410) 659-9314, extension 2335, or by e-mail at