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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
- FinAid (http://www.finaid.org)
- The College Board’s Fund Finder ( http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/ lists almost 3000 scholarship sources.
- Peterson’s Award Database ( http://www.petersons.com/finaid/landing.asp?id=806&path=ug.pfs.scholarships )
- Next Student ( http://www.nextstudent.com/private-loans/private-loans.asp )
- Scholarships 101 ( http://www.college-scholarships.com/100college.htm )
- Scholarship Experts ( http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/)
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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