Each year, the National Federation of the Blind of Texas offers scholarships to the best and brightest blind students in the state. The scholarships are awarded during our annual convention. Attendance, at our expense, is mandatory for all finalists. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and community service. The National Federation of the Blind of Texas is dedicated to providing opportunities to all blind people. Therefore, membership in the organization is not a requirement.
The following requirements apply to all applicants: must be legally blind in both eyes; must be a resident of Texas (Texas residency means that you must be living in Texas at the time of application and attending a Texas school); must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study at a U. S. institution of higher education in the fall of the application year (members of the National Federation of the Blind of Texas value both work and education. Therefore, the committee may, at its discretion, grant one scholarship to a student who attends school part-time while working full-time. It may also consider students who are attending a trade or technical school on a full-time basis); and must attend the entire convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Texas.