The National Federation of the Blind of Montana's Eagle Award is given to a member that shows An attitude of perseverance, no matter what the challenge has been. and over comes the obstacles life places in front of them. most of all he or she does this to better the community and help blind and low vision Montanans live the life they want.
The recipient of this award is an individual that we regard as a true friend of the blind, supportive of our progressive philosophy of blindness, instrumental in championing programs that will benefit the blind community of Montana, and dedicated to programs and projects that will generate hope and promise for the blind of Montana in innumerable ways.
The Trail Blazer Award is given to a member of the National Federation of the Blind of Montana who has taken the road less traveled, who has raised the expectations of society, or perhaps those of his or her own professional colleagues or supervisors, regarding the abilities of a blind person, or has endured prejudice or has overcome numerous obstacles in order to live the life he or she wants to live.