Academic Scholarships and Technology grants from DACB

The Dallas Area Council of the Blind offers blind or visually impaired students a limited academic scholarship each calendar year. Both full and part-time students in the greater Dallas area are welcome to apply.

The Dallas Area Council of the Blind offers a limited one-time technology grant to help offset the cost of assistive technologies. You must be a resident of the area to apply.

For more information contact us using the form on this site.

  • Completed applications must be received no later than June 1st of any given year.
  • At this time, we can award one scholarship to full-time and part-time students annually. Scholarships are in the amount of $1,000.00 for full-time students or $500 for part-time.  
  • Scholarship recipients will be eligible to reapply for a total of two semester’s. Applicants must remain in school and maintain a 3.0 GPA.  
  • Applications submitted in electronic form are preferred for review by blind committee members. Applicants are expected to come from the Dallas metro area.
  • Awards are given at the July meeting on the third Saturday of that month during the meeting.

 Before you fill out your application, here are some documents you will need to have ready for submission:

  1.  Autobiographical sketch: No more than 250 words containing information about you. Tell us about your personal goals, strengths, weaknesses, hobbies, honors, achievements, etc. Be sure to list the field or course of study you are pursuing and explain why it was chosen.
  2. Certification of legal blindness from an ophthalmologist, optometrist, physician, or agency representative serving the blind.
  3.  Certified transcripts from the school you are currently attending. Entering freshmen, please include high school transcripts. A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required.
  4.  A recommendation letter from a current or recent instructor.
  5.  Proof of acceptance from a post-secondary, technical, or vocational  school. Entering and transferring students must submit a notice or letter from the admissions office certifying acceptance or consideration for admission. Students continuing at the same school attended during the previous year will not need to submit this document.

We cordially invite all applicants and scholarship winners to attend our monthly meetings. The meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Further information about our meetings can be obtained on this site.

Applicants are responsible for accuracy and completeness of applications.

ACB National Scholarships

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately 21 scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $7,500. These scholarships are awarded to students attending vocational/technical colleges, entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA and are involved in their school or local community. To qualify, each applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States for the upcoming Fall semester. 

To read the scholarship guidelines and complete an on-line application, please visit https://acb.org/scholarships.