Pennsylvania Association of Blind Students

The purpose of this Organization shall be to serve as a division of the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania; to promote educational opportunities and the general well-being of the blind of this nation and the state to function as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind.

During the year, information highlighting scholarships, workshops/seminars, national/state conventions and internship possibilities are distributed. An in person meeting is conducted at the state convention and presentations are held throughout the year.

Please visit our FaceBook page. In addition, please subscribe to our email listserv.

The division conducts monthly conference calls via phone on the second Sunday starting at 7:30 PM. To verify date and time of meeting, please contact President Anna Walker at 717-658-9239 or missannawalker@gmail.com.

Call-in Details:

Dial 641-715-0700
Enter Access Code 616934

Self-Advocacy Higher Education Resources

Those attending postsecondary education needing self-advocacy tips, please read the following self-advocacy resources:

National Association of Blind Students YouTube Channel

The National Association of Blind Students now has a YouTube channel titled “how blind students see it”. On this YouTube channel, it will be a platform for different blind students to show us what is going on in their lives and their different successes. This channel will also have different videos educating people on different situations that blind people face and how blind students accomplish their goals. Please visit the YouTube channel and view our first video introducing the board. We hope to have you subscribe and like our videos. We look forward to connecting with all of you in the future!

NFB National & State Scholarship Programs

The National Federation of the Blind believes in investing in the future by supporting the college education of deserving legally blind students. Our state and national scholarship programs are the most generous in the country. We urge you to apply to both.

The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships annually to blind students from across the United States. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2018. Check out www.nfb.org/scholarships for eligibility information and to apply! The application deadline is March 31, 2018. All finalists must attend the entire convention of the National Federation of the Blind, to be held from July 3-8 in Orlando, Florida. The NFB scholarship program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. All blind college students are encouraged to apply!

The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania awards multiple scholarships to Pennsylvania residents or those attending Pennsylvania schools. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2018. To learn more about the NFBP State Scholarship and to download an application form, please visit www.nfbp.org/scholarships. Deadline for state scholarship applications is August 31st.

Please read the reflections from some of our past national scholarship winners while attending national convention at www.nfbnj.org/scholarships/reflections-from-national-scholarship-winners.

Please note that the web site addresses for the NFB and NFB of Pennsylvania are very similar and only differ by the addition of the “P” character (for Pennsylvania) after “NFB”.