Dyslexia Scholarships

There are many opportunities available these days for students who learn differently than many of their friends and peers. The number and variety of learning disabilities is considerable and, thankfully, we now have schools that deal specifically with students who require a different approach to absorbing information and there are scholarships for them, as well.

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2018
  • Amount: $999
  • The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, [...] More

ACF Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2018
  • Amount: $750
  • The Robby Baker Scholarship Fund was established by Robby's family in 2003. Robby loved to ski and found that skiing helped his self-confidence as he dealt with the challenges of dyslexia. One scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior at La Cueva High School, who has a language learning or other reading disability.

    Eligibility:
    -Personal essays should include a brief description [...] More

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/13/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Allegra Ford Thomas scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD in the fall. The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who:

    -Articulates his or her LD and [...] More

American Library Association Century Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Century Scholarship will enable ALA to fulfill one of its most important missions: to bring diversity into the library profession so that the library profession reflects the diversity of the communities library professionals serve.

    The annual $2,500 scholarship will fund services or accommodation for a library school student or students with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited [...] More

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Application Deadline: 12/10/2017
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Google partnered with Lime Connect to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Students must have a visible or invisible disability, be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the upcoming school year and plan to enroll as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the upcoming [...] More

John Lepping Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship is awarded to disabled youth, including but not limited to physical disabilities (spinal cord injury, loss of limb, birth defects, etc.) and psychological handicaps (autism, post-traumatic stress, etc.) Applicant must reside in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Recipients must be accepted for admission at an institution of higher education. For more [...] More

Pine Cone Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,350
  • The Pine Cone Foundation (PCF) is a 501c3, and its mission is to support the higher education goals of learning disabled students in Sacramento by offering multi-year scholarship monies to assist with community college expenses.

    The PCF scholarship program assists eligible students with documented learning disabilities who demonstrate academic promise, plan to enroll at a PCF partner [...] More

RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was established to reward students with learning disabilities who have shown determination, self-advocacy and success in overcoming their difficulties. The RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. aims to offer meaningful scholarships to award the success of students, to bring awareness and education to the subject of learning disabilities.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a [...] More

The Ability Center of Greater Toledo Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Ensuring that people with disabilities have opportunities to achieve higher education and the accompanying rewards is important to The Ability Center. Therefore, the Center provides college scholarships to area students with disabilities. Last year, The Ability Center and its Auxiliary collaborated to give out several scholarships totaling $20,000.

    Eligibility:
    -Be an individual with a [...] More

The Anne Ford Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/13/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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 who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor's degree program in the fall.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a United States citizen
    -Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor's degree program in the fall
    -Have [...] More

VSA Arts Young Soloists Award

  • Application Deadline: 2/8/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Each year, outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25, are recognized by the VSA International Young Soloists Competition. The Kennedy Center selects up to four winners from around the world. Applicants can apply as an instrumental or vocal soloist, or as ensembles. The competition is open to all genres. Selected musicians win a $2,500 prize, professional development activities, [...] More

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by Susan Dutca

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Last Reviewed: November 2017

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