Scholarship Announcement for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

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Office of the Texas Governor, Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities

Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2022-23 School Year

National Federation of the Blind of Texas

Each year the National Federation of the Blind of Texas (NFB of Texas) offers scholarships to the best and brightest blind students in the state. The scholarships are awarded during NFB of Texas’ annual convention held in the Fall. NFB of Texas awards scholarships ranging in value from $1,000-$3,000. Students who have applied in the past are strongly encouraged to apply again. The following requirements apply to all applicants:

  • Must be legally blind in both eyes.
  • Must be a resident of Texas. Texas residency means that you must live in Texas while attending school in the year of application.
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study at a U.S. institution of higher education in the fall of the application year. The committee may grant one scholarship to a student who attends school part-time while working full-time. It may also consider students who are attending a trade or technical school on a full-time basis.
  • Must attend the entire annual convention of NFB of Texas.

NFB of Texas begins accepting applications on June 1st.  The deadline for submitting all documentation is August 15. Information about the application process is available online at: For additional questions, send an email to


American Council of the Blind of Texas

The American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) awards scholarships on an annual basis to deserving students who will be entering college, or students currently attending a college, university, or enrolled in a trade school or technical program. The objective of ACBT’s scholarship program is to provide opportunities for blind and visually impaired students to pursue their goals through higher education, and help pave the way for a better quality of life.

Qualified students must be legally blind, maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and be a Texas resident. A Certification of Blindness Form must be filled out by a qualified professional, such as a rehabilitation counselor or eye doctor. Finalists will be contacted within four to six weeks after the deadline and asked to take part in a phone interview with scholarship committee members. Award recipients will be notified by the committee chair shortly after all interviews have been conducted.

Information about the application process is available online at: completed 2022-23 ACBT scholarship application and all required supporting documentation must be received by June 15, 2022. Documentation, including official transcripts, can be downloaded, filled out and emailed to the scholarship committee. For additional questions contact Stephen Kerr, ACBT Scholarship Committee Chair by email at or by phone: 512-925-9080