Grants and Incentives Program
A range of grants and incentives are available for NIB associated agencies. Visit the NIB Bulletin Board to learn more about grants and incentives, and how to apply.
NIB is committed to helping people who are blind achieve their career objectives. Scholarships help people who are blind gain the education necessary to compete in today’s dynamic workplaces.
Joseph Roeder Scholarship – Applications due May 10, 2019
The Joseph Roeder Scholarship is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship for an individual who is blind to pursue undergraduate or graduate education in a business-related field. The scholarship is named in memory of Joe Roeder, who served as senior access technology specialist at NIB from 1997 until his death in 2010.
Mr. Roeder had 40 years of experience in the fields of design engineering, electronic information systems, training, and business management, including experience as a mechanical and nuclear engineer. He was instrumental in the development of the Section 508 electronic and information technology accessibility standards of the Rehabilitation Act, which require all federal government agencies to provide accessible data and information for employees with disabilities.