American Council of the Blind Scholarship

February 14, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

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

You will need to include the following documents with your completed application: a certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or physician; a transcript(s) from the school you are currently attending; two letters of recommendation from a current or recent instructor, career counselor or employer; and proof of acceptance from a post-secondary school. Scholarship Search