The National Federation of the Blind offers several scholarships and awards that honor blind individuals as well as teachers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and organizations whose work benefits the blind community.
Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards
The Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards honor individuals and organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people.
Our annual scholarship program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Every year, we award more than $250,000 in cash and prizes to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations.
Blind Educator of the Year Award
The Blind Educator of the Year Award was established by the National Organization of Blind Educators, a division of the NFB, in 1991 to recognize outstanding blind teachers.
Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award
Every year, the Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award recognizes an outstanding teacher of blind students.