June 28, 2023

Apply to the 2023 TAD Mentorship Program

Blind students and blind or sighted mentors can apply to participate through August 15, 2023

June 28, 2023

The TAD Foundation is excited to open applications to its 2023 mentorship program, a cornerstone of TAD’s focus on putting blind and low vision people to work.

This selective, year-long virtual and in-person program will equip students beginning their careers with resources, skills, and a strong and thriving network to prosper as professionals and members of society, who will certainly pave the way for future blind graduates entering corporate America.

Programming will be hands-on and experiential in nature, covering a range of critical topics, from networking and personal finance to business skills, technical proficiencies, and much more.

“This program will bring out the best from our mentors and mentees, and will be a cornerstone of TAD’s focus to move the needle forward, raising the bar for blind and low vision people,” said Dustin Cather, TAD Secretary.

Who can apply to the program?

Eligible applicants must be blind or have low vision, be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university, and will commit to becoming gainfully employed in the summer of 2024 and after graduation.

When does the program run?

The mentorship program runs from September 2023 through May 2024, with four in-person, weekend-long sessions modules in New York City, in addition to virtual programming throughout the academic year. In-person programming will take place the following weekends:

· September 8-10, 2023

· November 17-19, 2023

· February 23-25, 2024

· May 3-5, 2024

When is the deadline for applying?

Prospective mentees and mentors must submit applications before 11:59 PM on August 15, 2023.

How can I apply for mentorship as a student? 

To submit an application for mentorship, visit

How can I apply to become a mentor to students?

Visit our page for mentors.

What if I have more questions?

You can contact TAD online, by email at, or by phone at (646) 881-4645.