The Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

Recipient is eligible to re-apply in subsequent years.


Deadline: March 31

Award type: Scholarship

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Enrollment level: Doctoral-level Study, College Junior, College Senior, College Freshman, Master's-level Study, College Sophomore

Country: Puerto Rico, United States

Disability: Legally Blind

Misc: Full-time Student

Contact Information

NFB Scholarship Program
Scholarship Committee Chairperson
200 East Wells Street Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
Phone: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2415