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State Scholarship Program

The NFB of Massachusetts is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Up to 3 scholarships may be awarded, including 1 for $3,000.00 and 2 for $1,500.00 each. Please read all instructions carefully and pay close attention to the deadlines.


All applicants must:

  • Be legally blind or have a visual impairment that requires the student to obtain services from a teacher of the visually impaired;
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;
  • Plan to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in the 2022 - 2023 academic year (a part-time candidate from the Springfield area is also eligible for 1 scholarship);
  • Applicants must arrange for three reference letters from professors, counselors, and/or employers who have worked with you within the past year to be sent to with the word “reference” and your name in the subject line by February 28, 2022;
  • Participate in the entire NFBMA state convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities to be held April 1 through April 3, 2022, at the Embassy Suites, Logan Airport Boston; with a virtual component on March 31 that should also be attended.
  • Send a refundable check for $50 made payable to NFBMA to Shara Winton P.O. Box 985 Salem, MA, 01970 ;
  • Send completed scholarship applications to with the word “scholarship” in the subject line or submit the online application form.


All applications including references must be received by February 28, 2022.

Application Form:

Additional Information:

If you have any questions, please contact Shara Winton, NFBMA President at 617-600-8130 or send an email to with the word “scholarship” in the subject line.

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