+ Scholarships for Dyslexics

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From BrightHub.com, resources for dyslexic students: http://www.brighthub.com/education/special/articles/66279.aspx

  • Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship — Awarded by the National Center of Learning Disabilities, this merit-based scholarship is for high school graduates.  It offers a grant of $10,000 to students with learning disabilites who are capable and motivated to complete 4 years of undergraduate work and who have a 3.0 GPA.  Requirements are an application, transcripts, three recommendations, test scores, financial statements, documentation of learning disability.  Visit http://www.ncld.org .
  • Elks Scholarship — This is awarded to dyslexic students for undergraduate study; however applicant must be a resident of California or Hawaii and have a hearning or visual impairment, speech,language, neurologica or physical disorder.  Twenty or thirty scholarships are given annually in the amounts of $1000 to $2000.  They may be reapplied for and are often given for the entire four years.  Visit http://www.chea-elks.org/ .
  • Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards — Granted to students with dyslexia, this is awarded by Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic organization.  Three awards of $6000 each and three awards of $2000 each are awarded every year.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA.  Visit http://www.rfbd.org .
  • Playwright Discovery Program — This is offered to 25 students a year; a grant of $500 to students below 18 years of age and $2500 to students aged 19-25.  Awarded on the basis of a playwriting competition and judged by a team of theater and film professionals.  The winning play would also be professionally produced or staged at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; winner gets an all expense paid trip to see his play performed.  Visit http://www.vsarts.org/ .
  • Ralph Norman Scholarship — This is for Arkansas residents and is aimed to provide help to dyslexic students and gives $2000 scholarships to two students.  Visit http://www.ldarkansas.org/ .
  • Vivian Menees Nelson Scholarship — The scholarship is presented by the National Federation of Music Clubs to disabled students in the 25-35 age group.  Offers a grant of $1000 to study any musical instrument or voice; selection criteria are based on musical talent.  Visit http://www.nfmc-music.org.

The BrightHub post suggests other places to look.  Check with the financial office of the school you plan to attend; they can advise about state, university and other sources for dyslexic student.

Also search for scholarships on comprehensive websites like

And last, try local libraries where info on financial aid from government and private institutions is available.  Visit non-profit organizations as well as private entities to see what they might offer.  

sources: BrightHub website (see above) as well as scholarship sites given.

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