The Pearson award is funded by Pearson Education in partnership with the National Federation of the Blind and is given to a student who plans a career in education. For Pearson, learning is a never-ending road of discovery.
The following requirements apply to all applicants:
- Must be legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.
- Must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
- Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution in the fall of the year of application (one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time).
- Must participate in the entire NFB National Convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities (finalists will receive assistance to attend the national convention).
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Transcript required
- Test scores required
- Interview required
- Essay required
- Recommendations or references required
- Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
- Proof of legal blindness. For HS senior applicants: report(s) on college entrance examinations should be submitted.
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Donor: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Established 1940, having 700-some chapters nationwide and over 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind of the United States improves blind peoples’ lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs to encourage independence.Website