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NCCB Scholarship Opportunities

NCCB cares for our future focussed scholars and we want to help you attain your dreams.

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About the NCCB Scholarship Program

The members of the North Carolina Council of the Blind (NCCB) are pleased to announce the availability of three (3) $1,000.00 Scholarships for blind and/or visually impaired people may apply who are: high school seniors, in college or are professional or vocational school students.

Our organization and affiliates of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) strive to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired persons.
Interested  applicants shall submit a completed application to the NCCB Secretary by May 1, 2023.  A Braille copy of the application packet will be provided upon request. While online submissions are preferred, we will also accept applications in Braille and audio formats.

The scholarship committee will review all applications. The Committee may choose to include a telephone interview with the applicant. The Scholarship Committee will recommend recipients to the NCCB Board of Directors or the Executive Board. A member of the Scholarship Committee will notify the scholarship recipient by telephone and by follow up email.  The scholarship shall be used during the 2023-2024 school year.

We congratulate these students on their education thus far and wish them the very best in their educational endeavors.

Larry Woodard – Chairman
Ashley Coleman
Tony Ferrita
Jo Taliaferro
Scholarship Committee

For questions regarding our scholarship program you can reach out to Larry Woodard at 919-609-6048.

How to Apply for an NCCB Scholarship

It’s easy! Just follow these steps *

  •  Fill out and submit the online application

  • Ask two (2) people who are not family members to email NCCB a character reference with your name in the subject line

  • Ask a qualifying professional (counselor, physician, etc.) to email NCCB confirming your visual situation with your name in the subject line

  • Email NCCB a copy of your transcript with your name in the subject line

  • Email NCCB an acceptance letter from the school you plan to attend with your name in the subject line

*  Above general instructions are based on the most recent scholarship application process. See specific instructions at the beginning and end of our online or manual applications.

NCCB is committed to the success of our friends who are students and have a vision for their own success. That’s exactly why we want to help you reach your goals

Instructions for Writing Letters of Recommendation

If you are writing a letter of recommendation for a person who has applied for an NCCB scholarship, please include any qualities or accomplishments pertaining to the applicant. Your letter of recommendation will assist the Scholarship Committee in the process of evaluating the applicant for a possible scholarship award.

Please send your letter in the body of an email or as an email attachment to Please include the applicant’s name in the subject line of the email.

Thank you for participating in this scholarship application process.

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