Carefully read and follow the instructions included with this application. Only fully completed applications will be considered by the Committee. This form may be duplicated, but only if instructions are also included. Mail the completed application and accompanying documentation to: Eric Guillory, Chairperson; NFBL Scholarship Committee; 101 S. Trenton Street; Ruston, LA 71270. All applications must be received on or before March 15, 2019. If you have questions, please call the Chair at 800-234-4166 or send an email to



All applications and accompanying documentation must be in the committee chairperson’s office no later than March 15, 2019.

A complete application includes a 2019 NFBL Scholarship Application and the following:

  • Applicant's Letter: Along with your application, please include a letter that provides the following: general background information, a brief description of your education and employment goals, details of noteworthy accomplishments, and a concise summary of alternative techniques you have used to become a successful blind student. Finally, tell us how the scholarship would benefit you.

  • Transcripts: Provide a current official transcript from the institution you are attending as well as official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you have attended. If you have not yet attended an institution of higher learning or have not completed one year of study at such an institution, provide an official high school transcript.

  • Recommendation Letters: Two letters of recommendation.

  • Acceptance Letter: High school seniors are required to provide the Committee with an acceptance letter from the school they plan to attend in the fall of 2019. However, the committee recognizes that many students will not receive this document prior to our deadline. Therefore, we require that all winners submit this document as soon as it is available, and applicants are advised that no funds will be disbursed to winners until we have received a copy thereof.