Scholarship Opportunities for Texas Students Who are Blind

Jan 5 2017
Both the National Federation of the Blind of Texas and the American Council of the Blind of Texas are offering College Scholarships

American Council of the Blind of Texas Scholarships

The American Council of the Blind of Texas awards scholarships on an annual basis to deserving students who will be entering college, currently attending a college, university, or enrolled in a trade school or technical program. ACBT scholarship applications will be available March 1 – July 7, 2017. Qualified students must be Texas residents. A completed application and all required supporting documentation must be received by the deadline indicated. Application packets may be obtained from the following sources:

  • Texas Workforce Solutions/Blind Services Division Counselors
  • Education Service Centers
  • Dianna Carter, ACBT Scholarship Committee Chair

Decisions will be made and recipients will be notified by August 11, 2017. ACBT encourages all scholarship recipients attend the 2017 ACBT Conference/Convention in Dallas to be recognized for their academic achievement. Scholarship recipients will be presented their scholarships during the Awards Breakfast on September 17th.

Please submit Scholarship Packets or requests for further information to the address below:

Dianna E. Carter, Committee Chair

12106 Swaps Drive

El Paso, TX 79936

Phone: 915-539-6919

E-mail: ddcarter2000@gmail.com

Blind students in Texas are also eligible to apply for AFB’s national scholarship program. AFB is currently accepting applications. The deadline for applying is February 15, 2017. Students can find the application at: http://www.acb.org/scholarship-application. For additional information, contact:

American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program

Attn: Dee Theien

6300 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 195

Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Phone: 612-332-3242

Email: dtheien@acb.org

 

National Federation of the Blind of Texas Scholarships

The National Federation of the Blind of Texas (NFBT) will begin accepting applications for its 2017 scholarship program on June 1, 2017. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2017. Any legally blind resident of Texas who plans to attend college, on a full time basis, in the fall of 2017 is eligible to apply. Applications will be available at https://www.nfbtx.org.

For additional information, send email to scholarships@nfbtx.org or call NFBT at 281-968-7733. Detailed information about available scholarships and how to apply will be available on NFBT’s website beginning on June 1. Questions about NFBT’s scholarships may be directed to NFBT’s Scholarship Chair, Lara Sowell - lsowell@nfbtx.org.

Blind students in Texas are also eligible to apply for NFB’s national scholarship program. NFB is currently accepting applications. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2017. Students can find the application at: nfb.org/scholarships.