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Learning Disability Scholarships

Here are some of the Learning Disability scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Jake Jones Memorial Scholarship for the Learning Disabled

This scholarship was established in 1995 by the family of Jake Jones and the community of Claude for learning disabled graduating seniors in the Texas Panhandle. 
Eligibility
 • Graduating seniors from the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle who have a documented learning disability 
• Exhibit integrity, ambition, good moral character and a strong desire to achieve a higher level of education
 • Demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles caused by the learning disability 
• Demonstrate a high standard of values, such as loyalty to friends, family, and faith
 • Major in field of choice at a Texas college/university of choice
 
Application
 • AAF General Scholarship Application
 • Applications must be accompanied by a detailed letter from your special education teacher/coordinator, counselor, or doctor that clearly identifies your documented learning disability and how your integrity, ambition, and good character have enabled you to overcome the obstacles associates with your documented learning disability. You will also have to submit a personal letter or essay that tells the scholarship selection committee the struggles you have faced with having a learning disability, how you have worked to overcome obstacles caused by the learning disability, and how family, friends, and faith have aided you in the process. You must also address your commitment to achieve a higher level of education
 
 Award Selection
 • AAF Scholarship Screening Committee and local community members
 
 Scholarship Amount
 • $500 
• One time award

Anne Ford Scholarship

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who: Articulates his or her challenges and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals Participates in school and community activities Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues Demonstrates financial need To be eligible for the Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must: Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent) Submit current financial information Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations. Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD. Be a United States citizen

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who: Articulates his or her challenges and recognizes the need for self-advocacy Is committed to post-high school academic study/career training and has begun to set realistic career goals Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals Participates in school and community activities Demonstrates financial need To be eligible for the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, an applicant must: Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. Submit current financial information Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports and/or accommodations. Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD. Be a United States citizen

Dyslexia Scholarships

The Law Offices of Judd S. Nemiro, PLLC takes pleasure in announcing its annual dyslexia scholarship program. The program consists of two awards annually, each for $1,000, for tuition assistance at an educational institution. We offer these scholarships in order to help those with Dyslexia in continuing their education. Dyslexia is a learning disability. It can hinder writing, reading, spelling, and in some cases speaking. It is estimated that it affects approximately 17% of the population. Those with Dyslexia often have difficulty in the classroom, and the scholarships are designed to encourage them to pursue their educational goals. Description of the Dyslexia Scholarships Two scholarships are being offered annually*, and each is in the sum of $1,000. Each scholarship will take the form of a tuition payment for enrollment at a university, college, community college, trade school, or secondary school. You need not be currently enrolled at an educational institution at the time you submit your application. The winners, within a year from the award date, will provide us with a tuition invoice from the school they will be attending. A $1,000 check will then be forwarded to the school. Eligibility You must be diagnosed with Dyslexia. We may ask for proof of the diagnosis. Application Deadline The application, including upload(s), must be submitted no later than November 4, 2016. Application Submissions To be considered for a scholarship, you must submit: The completed online application, including the agreement to be bound by the terms of the scholarship program. A short statement (approximately 100 words) describing your educational goals. An optional essay (650 to 1,000 words), describing how Dyslexia has affected your formal education.

James B. Hower Memorial Scholarship Fund

General - Any College or Department Applicants must be students with learning disabilities with financial need, fully matriculated and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Susan Bunch Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must have a learning disability. 2. Must be pursuing a degree. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship may view http://www.netac.rit.edu/publication/financing_your_education/scholarships.html?r=2701 for more information and an application form.

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards

Awards are offered to high school seniors with a specific learning disability (i.e. dyslexia, ADHD, etc.) and who have been registered (individually or through school) with RFB&D for at least one year prior to the February 21 filing date. Applicant must also be a member of the graduating class of a public or private high school in the United States or its territories, have an overall grade average of B or above, provide evidence of leadership, enterprise and service to others, and plan to continue formal education beyond high school at either a two- or four-year college or a vocational school.

Challenge Met Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 Number of Awards: Multiple License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class Region: Any Field of Study: Any Institution: Accredited 2 or 4-year college, technical school, or university Other: Applicants must submit documents of learning disability (by physician or school) and indications that applicant is putting forth substantial effort regardless of resulting academic grades.

LEAD Foundation's Dorothy Walker Scholarship

A one time, $1000.00 scholarship offered to a Colorado resident with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD. The ideal candidate is one who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability and/or ADHD and understands that self-knowledge and self advocacy are powerful tools in overcoming those challenges.

Novotni Scholarship

Each year ADDA awards a number of scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 based on donation funds available to students with ADHD. We are looking for students who have found ways to meet the challenges of ADHD in order to succeed. Please check the website for deadline of application.

Dottie Walker LEAD Foundation Scholarship

This one time, one year scholarship is awarded to a student who is a Colorado resident with a documented specific learning disability (i.e. Dyslexia,Dysgraphia) and/or ADHD. The ideal candidate is one who has faced the challenges of a learning disability or ADHD and understands that self-knowledge and self-advocacy are powerful tools in overcoming those challenges.

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire

The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire recognizes and supports individuals with ADHD in the US who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school in the United States. The Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in the transition to higher education. Fifty recipients will be selected in 2015, based on community service, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and a personal essay describing how ADHD has impacted their lives. Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, sponsors the Scholarship as part of its work to support patients who are diagnosed with ADHD, their families and the professionals who help them. The scholarship program is for legal residents of the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are accepted to or will be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school in the United States. Students who are enrolled in graduate programs are not eligible for this scholarship. Applicant must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and full rules and regulations. At the time of submitting this application, each applicant must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care provider for ADHD, although no specific future or ongoing plan of management or treatment for applicant’s ADHD is required in order for applicant to be eligible for the Program. All paper applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked by February 18, 2015. Online applications including the letter of recommendation must be submitted by February 18, 2015, 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. For information on the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire, including the full rules and regulations, please visit www.ShireADHDscholarship.com.

Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship

The Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center, housing the Ben Caudle Learning Program at the University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas. Applications must be requested directly through the Learning Center upon acceptance into this program for learning disabled students. This award is $1,000 annually for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal. Mail completed scholarship application form to: National Vice Chair Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship 29 Oates Rd Oppelo, AR 72110

Leigh Phillips Scholarship

Each year a minimum of $700 is given to a graduating high school senior with a disability identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Maine Special Education Regulations Chapter 101, going on to post-secondary education. Special consideration is given to applicants with exceptional achievement in one or more of the following: extra-curricular, core-curricular, volunteerism, academics, leadership. To obtain information about applying for the A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship or to make a donation, contact Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC), 50 Industrial Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 SELECTION CRITERIA: • Student with a disability(ies) identified under IDEA and Chapter 101 • Student going on to post-secondary education • Student with exceptional achievement in one or more of the following areas:  Academics  Extra-curricular, core-curricular  Leadership  Volunteerism  Work ethic  Ability to deal with adversity

Alpha One Powering Education Scholarship

Powering Education Scholarship This annual scholarship was established by Alpha One to assist people with disabilities who wish to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarship will provide up to $2000 per candidate who is accepted into post-secondary school education (e.g., after high school), including undergraduate college education as well as graduate programs. Eligibility • Applicants must have a documented disability • Attending/attended high school within the state of Maine • Scholarship recipient need not be a high school senior but may be anyone pursuing higher education, regardless of graduation date from high school • B average or equivalent GPA • Acceptance letter from post-secondary institution Criteria The selection of awards to students is administered by the Alpha One Scholarship Committee. Students must submit: • A 500-1000 word personal essay stating how your disability has helped shape your view of the world and you as a person • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, clergy, guidance administrator, etc. • Current high school transcripts

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