American Council of the Blind Scholarship

The American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program was established in 1982.  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.



Annual Amount

$2,000 to $7,500

Additional Selection Criteria

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.

Application Process

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year can be submitted online from Monday, November 2, 2020 to Monday, February 15, 2021 11:59pm (CST). 

All interested candidates must register for a new ACB account prior to submitting a scholarship application online. Visit this link to register.

Candidates should receive an email containing a link to complete the scholarship application after their account request has been approved. Please note - the approval process could take up to three business days.



Deadline

February 15, 2021

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.acb.org/scholarships