The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Committee is now accepting scholarship applications from November 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. This annual program offers thirty scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000 to eligible students, from high school seniors beginning their freshman year in the fall semester of 2017 up through graduate students working on their PhD degrees. These merit scholarships are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. In addition to the money, each winner will receive assistance to attend the 2017 NFB annual convention in Orlando, Florida, held during the week of July 10th through 15th, providing an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with active blind persons in many different professions and occupations. Go to www.nfb.org/scholarships for complete rules and requirements.