The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation supports young adults with learning differences by awarding scholarships toward obtaining a degree in a STEM field. The financial support that we provide may be used towards tuition, books, testing, tutoring, assistive technology, or any other resource that students require to obtain accommodations and navigate an often highly stressful and challenging learning environment. In addition to financial support, our scholarship awardees tell us that the scholarship offers recognition, provides confidence, and validates their struggles; emotionally, socially and academically.
The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually in the amount of $500 to $2,500. Historically, approximately 20% of applicants are awarded a scholarship. Awardees may apply the scholarship funds toward tuition, books, testing, tutoring, assistive technology and/or other resources required to obtain accommodations. Applicants must be either a high school student or a post-high school student, who will be attending an accredited undergraduate school, technical school, or community college in the United States in the Fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. Graduate students are not eligible. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in STEM field (science, technology, engineering, math) and must have a demonstrated learning challenge (disability) of dyslexia or similar reading and/or language-based disability. Dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or ADHD alone do not qualify. Applications open in January and awards are announced at the end of May.