NFBN 2023 - 2024 Scholarship Program

Are you a legally blind college student living in Nebraska? Do you know a Nebraskan who is legally blind and is on the journey of fulfilling their academic dreams? Have you or this person you might know ever wished to interact with others who are simply living the lives they want as blind Nebraskan’s? If the answer to any or all of these is yes, then the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska (NFBN) annual scholarship program might be for you or them! Eligible students from high school seniors beginning their freshman year in the fall semester of 2024 up through graduate students working on their PhD, and who are legally blind are encouraged to apply. The scholarships are merit based and consider academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

The first-place winner will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 from the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska.  The Omaha and Lincoln chapters of the NFBN, along with the Nebraska Association of Blind Students, will award two additional scholarships to the remaining finalists. 

In order to be considered for any of the scholarships, finalists are REQUIRED to attend an all-expense paid trip to the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska State Convention to be held in Gering, NE April 11-14, 2024.  Anyone who has ever attended an NFBN convention will be proud to attest to its ability to be a positive, life changing experience.

This is  what the 2020 top scholarship winner, Dannielle Schutz, had to say following her attendance: “As a scholarship recipient I was given the opportunity to attend the NFB of Nebraska convention. It was very eye-opening to be around so many other successful blind individuals. I was also connected with the NABS Nebraska division, which continues to support me as a blind student in my career path and connect me with fellow blind students.”

To apply, read the rules and the submission checklist, complete the official 2024 Scholarship Application Form or apply online, supply all required documents, and request and complete an interview with the NFBN affiliate president or the NFBN Scholarship Chair. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2024.


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First Name
Last Name
Date of Birth
Home address, street
Home address, City
Home address, state
Home address, zip code
School address, street
School address, city
School address, state
School address, zip code
Primary phone (###-###-####)
List all post secondary institutions attended
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Attach your personal letter
A letter telling us about your educational plans, vocational goals, and awards. Tell us about yourself and how you deal with situations involving your blindness. How will our scholarship help you? (Allowed file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf)
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Attach transcripts
Upload a copy of all your transcripts. If you have multiple transcript files, upload a .zip archive containing all transcripts.
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Letter of recommendation 1
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Letter of recommendation 2
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