The application process begins with reading and understanding the expectations and commitments of participating in the AFB Blind Leaders Development Program as a Fellow or a Mentor, depending on your experience and accomplishments. Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM PDT.

When You Apply, Don’t Forget You Need a Recommendation

All Fellow and Mentor applicants need people to recommend them. At least one recommendation is required, and up to three will be accepted. Choose people who have seen you in action, supervised you or worked with you in some capacity. Send them the Recommendation Survey link below and ask them to complete the survey on your behalf. We intentionally chose a survey instead of a letter of recommendation to make it easier for your recommender(s).

Recommendation Survey


If you have not yet read the previous pages covering the expectations and commitments, please go back to the page and review expectations for Fellows or Mentors.

Fellow Application
Mentor Application

If you would like to review the entire application before you begin filling it out, you can access a PDF version of the Fellow and Mentor application questions here. Please do not fill out the PDF versions.