Several generous partners contribute to the National Federation of the Blind's annual scholarship program. Scholarship recipients also enjoy the gift of a KNFB Reader courtesy of the NFB.
Jesse and Hertha Adams Charitable Trust
Some NFB scholarships are made possible in part through the support of the Jesse and Hertha Adams Charitable Trust. Through the trust, Jesse and Hertha Adams wanted to help people with disabilities lead productive and meaningful lives.
Each winner receives a complimentary nine month subscription to Aira.
Lillian S. Edelstein Trust
Some scholarships are supported by the Lillian S. Edelstein Trust.
Google adds an additional generous $1,000 to each winner’s scholarship. Recipients also receive the newest Chromebook from Google.
Kurzweil Foundation and Dr. Ray Kurzweil
The Kurzweil Foundation and Dr. Ray Kurzweil add $1,000 to each recipient’s award. Ray Kurzweil and the Kurzweil Foundation also present awardees with a Braille and print plaque to commemorate their awards. Dr. Kurzweil is a longtime friend of the Federation and deserves our special recognition.
Estate of Dorothy R. Olson
All scholarships that are awarded to blind women and are not otherwise endowed are made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of Dorothy R. Olson.
Cary Supalo and Independence Science
Cary Supalo and Independence Science give a generous certificate toward the purchase of a Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest.