State and National Scholarships Available
Each year, the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico (NFBNM) offers scholarships to legally blind students attending any college, university, or vocational school. Any legally blind student from New Mexico, regardless of field of study, is eligible. Priority will be given to individuals that will be attending school in New Mexico, but consideration will be given to individuals that plan to attend school outside of New Mexico as well. Past scholarship applicants are also encouraged to apply.
Applications are now being accepted for our 2015 Scholarship Program. The 2015 scholarship award letters will be presented during the annual NFBNM convention, which will be held April 9 through 12, 2015 at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel, 2600 Louisiana N.E., Albuquerque, NM, 87110, Phone 505-881-0000. The funds will be mailed to winners after verification of enrollment or participation in the educational institution for the fall of 2015 is sent to the committee.
Scholarship applicants must be registered and present at the state convention in order to receive a scholarship. Winners will be notified no later than two weeks prior to the NFBNM convention.
To review our scholarship guidelines or to apply for our 2015 scholarship, refer to our
Guidelines and Application document, available as a Microsoft Word document. Applications must be received no later than February 28, 2015. Send applications via email to Peggy Chong, Scholarship Chairman,
firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to Peggy Chong, Scholarship Chairman, 400 Central Avenue SE, Unit 201, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
If you have any questions concerning the scholarship program, you can reach Mrs. Chong via email or by telephone at 505-508-1978.
While you are thinking about the NFB of New Mexico Scholarship, do not forget that the 2015 Scholarship Program of the National Federation of the Blind is also under way. You can read about and apply for our national scholarship at