Scholarship Instructions

The National Federation of the Blind of Alaska is giving away two $500 scholarships to be used during a semester beginning in 2022. We invite you to fill out the scholarship application below. Deadline for submission is October 9, 2021.

For our first awards, we want to choose two individuals who are interested in doing all they can to complete their education. Though you may have had some struggles with completing classes or not doing as well as you would like in the past, we encourage you to send an essay stating your reason for deciding to continue with your education in spite of past difficulties.

Typically, students are expected to supply a copy of their transcripts. We are making the requirement for transcripts optional, but not mandatory. However, your essay should be at least 500 words telling us who you are.

We want to know the types of activities you have been involved in that demonstrate creativity, your talents, compassion for others, commitment to a goal and anything that may identify you as someone who will do all you can to complete the semester. We would also like one letter of recommendation from someone who is not a member of your family.

We are looking forward to getting to know you better. Thank you for your submission and best of luck!