Academic Scholarships


C. Rodney Demarest Memorial Scholarship

In the amount of $3000, this scholarsship is given in loving memory by his family and friends. Blind since the age of 18 he ran his own business for many years, read NFB-Newsline faithfully, was always well-informed and was admired by his many friends.

Doris Higley Memorial Scholarship

In the amount of $3000, this scholarship is given in loving memory of a friend of Mrs. Higley's.


Additional scholarships will be offered if more funding becomes available


Eligibility: All applicants must be: (a) legally blind and (b) a Connecticut resident or attending school in Connecticut.

Deadline — Notification

Completed applications must be submitted by September 1st. The scholarship committee will review all applications and notify winners during the second week of September. The scholarships will be presented at the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut State Convention. ALL WINNERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND OUR CONVENTION ON OCTOBER 31ST , INCLUDING OUR CT ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS MEETING.

Please download and complete the application form