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American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program

Updated as of June 11, 2024.

About the Scholarships

The ACB Scholarship Program includes scholarships sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).



  1. Legally blind
  2. Maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships
  3. Be a full-time student at a post-secondary institution in the United States (as well as students who work      32 or more hours per week and attend a U.S. post-secondary institution part-time)
  4. Be involved in your school/local community.
  5. Scholarship winners will experience firsthand ACB’s National Conference and Convention (the Convention typically occurs over one week in early July, and its venue changes each year), where you will meet other students who share the same life experiences, create lasting friendships and network with individuals who understand what you are going through and can help you with your journey. There are also many sessions where you can learn about new technology and what is happening in our community.


  • Typically February.


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Text: Send to: (410) 357-1546

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This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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