The Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas is seeking applicants for its annual Ralph G. Norman Scholarship. The Ralph G. Norman Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2,500 to an individual with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in the Fall Semester at a university, two-year community college, or a vocational/technical training program.
The ideal scholarship recipient is an individual who: Recognizes and understands his or her learning disability and is able to self-advocate when necessary; Is committed to pursuing higher academic study or career training and has begun to set realistic career goals; Is committed to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of a learning disability; and Participates in school and community activities.
To be eligible for the Ralph G. Norman scholarship, the applicant must: Be an individual who will be attending a university, two-year community college or a vocational or technical training program; Be a current Arkansas resident; and Be able to provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability. Eligible learning disabilities include: Impairment in Reading (Dyslexia); Basic Reading/Word Reading Accuracy; Reading Rate/Reading Fluency; Reading Comprehension; Impairment in Written Expression (Dysgraphia); Impairment in Mathematics (Dyscalculia); Math Calculation; and Math Problem Solving.