Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities
This page presents a short list of scholarships for students with
learning disabilities. Due to the very large and growing number of
students who claim to be learning disabled, such awards are often
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
- Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships.
The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education. Find out more about these scholarships and deadlines at http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards/.
- Ralph G. Norman Scholarship.
The Ralph G. Norman Scholarship
is offered by the
Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas.
The deadline is in early July.
For more information, write to Ralph G. Norman Scholarship, LDAA, 7509
Cantrell Road #103 C, Little Rock, AR 72207.
- Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa
awards three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors with
learning disabilities. The deadline is in mid-March.
- National Society of the DAR/Margaret Howard Hamilton
Scholarship. This award is for $1,000 (renewable for 4 years) for
a high school senior who has been accepted to the
Ben Caudle Learning Center, University of the Ozarks. For more
information, write to NSDAR Administration Building, 1776 D. Street
N.W., Washington, DC 20006-5392.
- Recording for the Blind/Learning through Listening. This
program provides three scholarships of $3,000 each for high school
seniors who are learning disabled. The award is based on academic
achievement, leadership, enterprise, and service to others. Financial
need is not a factor. For more information, call 1-609-452-0606 or
write to Recording for the Blind/Learning through Listening, Attn: Lorraine
Grestry, 20 Rozelle Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
- Shire ADHD Scholarship Program.
Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, provides 50
scholarships for legal residents of the United States or the District
of Columbia who have been diagnosed with
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Applicants must be
accepted to or enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year
college, university, accredited trade, technical or vocational school.
The application deadline is March 30.
- Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award
The Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award
provides a $1,000 scholarship to recognize students with a learning
disability or ADHD age 19 or younger who have demonstrated initiative,
talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any
field, including art, music, academics, athletics and community
service. Honorable mentions will also be awarded. The deadline is
Canadian Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC).
LDAC offers three scholarships for students with disabilities: The
Donald Cummings Scholarship, the Carol Thomson Memorial Fund
Scholarship, and the Doreen Kronick Scholarship. The application
deadline is May 15.
For more information, write to
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada,
323 Chapel Street, Suite 200,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7Z2,
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton (LDAO-C).
LDAO-C offers information about several scholarships for Canadian
students with disabilities, including the Roy Cooper Scholarship, the
Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship, and
the Imperial Tobacco Canada Scholarship Fund.
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
- Gloria Landis Memorial Bursary.
The Gloria Landis Memorial Bursary
is a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario to
a mature individual with learning disabilities to pursue a
postsecondary of vocational program.
Candidates must be at least 25 years old and have been absent from
full-time education for at least three years.
The application deadline is June 15.
For more information, write to Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario,
360 Bloor St. E., Suite 1004, PO Box 39,
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3L4,
fax 1-416-929-3905, or
- Justin Eves Foundation Scholarship.
The Justin Eves Foundation Scholarship
provides a $3,000 scholarship for students with a learning disability.
For more information contact:
The Justin Eves Foundation,
595 Bay St., Suite 1202,
Toronto, ON M5G 2C2,
fax 1-416-586-1480, or
- Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan.
Scholarships for Careers in Disabilities
- Pilot International Foundation Scholarships.
The Pilot International Foundation
offers three scholarships for students who are pursuing careers in
disabilities and brain related disorders. A minimum GPA of 3.25 on a
4.0 scale (4.01 on a 5.0 scale) is required. All applicants must be
sponsored by their local Pilot Club. For more information, write to
- P. Buckley Moss Society Cary Scholarship.
The Judith Cary Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the
P. Buckley Moss Society
for study leading to a bachelor's or master's degree in special education.
For more information, write to
P. Buckley Moss Society,
108 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980, 540-932-1728
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education (NCPSE).