Graduate Funding Information Service

January 21, 2022

American Foundation for the Blind Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 14, 2021, 9:59 pm Pacific Time

  • For graduate and undergraduate students who are legally blind
  • Scholarships range from $2,000 to $7,500
  • Must be registered for an American Council for the Blind Account prior to submitting application

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and American Council of the Blind (ACB) have partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or attending university as an entering freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student.

This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board, and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part-time), and be involved in their school/local community.

Click here for more information, including how to apply.