About the Scholarship

The American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program was established in 1982.  The main motive of this scholarship program is to support the students financially to cover their post-secondary education financial needs. The award amount is used to cover the tuition, fees, room and board and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology.

How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • All interested candidates must register for a new ACB account prior to submitting an online scholarship application.

  • Applications are available on the American Council for the Blind (ACB) website. All applicants must fill and submit the online scholarship application to the concerned financial aid department before the deadline date.

  • In addition to a completed application, the student must submit an autobiographical sketch of no more than 500 words. certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or physician.

  • Also, he/she must give certified transcripts from his/her current school two letters of recommendation from an instructor or counselor, and proof of acceptance from a postsecondary school.

  • All application materials must be submitted to the address provided, with the exception of the certification of legal blindness and transcripts. 

Award Amount and Deadline:

The Organization is assisting the students with $3500 towards their undergraduate study per academic year.

All the applicants must apply for this scholarship on or before 14th February 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • Must be an entering college freshman or a current undergraduate or graduate student.

  • Must be legally blind.

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