National Federation of the Blind of Ohio 2023 Scholarship Program

The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio joyfully announces the opening of our 2023 scholarship program intended to benefit blind college students. In  the fall of 2023 NFBO will offer scholarships to outstanding blind students who currently live in, or are attending college in the state of Ohio during the 2023-2024 academic school year. The three scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,500, $2,000, and $2,500. The awards will be checks made directly to the winners.

Scholarship winners must attend the entire National Federation of the Blind of Ohio (NFBO) state convention during the month of November and participate in all activities sponsored by the Ohio Association of Blind Students (OABS). In addition, scholarship winners will be required to meet with the Scholarship Committee during the state convention.

Scholarship winners will be notified no later than August 1, 2023. All convention expenses will be provided for each scholarship winner. These expenses will include transportation, hotel accommodations, registration, and banquet fees.

Applicants do not need to be members of NFBO to apply for these scholarships. To be eligible for these scholarships, all applicants shall:

  • Be certified as being legally blind.
  • Be a resident of the state of Ohio or be a full-time student at an Ohio college or university.
  • Be pursuing a full-time post-secondary course of study during the 2023-2024 academic school year.
  • Participate in the entire NFBO 2023 state convention and all scheduled OABS activities.
  • Complete all application requirements by May 31, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. (this includes:

Scholarship Application Google Form two letters of recommendation (which includes an interview with an NFB leader), unofficial transcripts, and personal essay).

Please make sure all applications are complete. The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio’s scholarship committee does not accept responsibility for incomplete applications. Each application will be reviewed by the committee, and candidates will be notified of their awards by email. All decisions made by the scholarship committee are final.

Questions should be directed to: Kinshuk Tella, Chairman, Scholarship Committee, National Federation of the Blind of Ohio Email