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Scholarship Resources for Students with Learning Differences

By December 9, 2020No Comments

Organization for Autism Research

OAR’s scholarship program provides $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum. This opportunity is open to all persons with an autism diagnosis (DSM-IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time, post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training in any of the following: four-year undergraduate college or university, two-year undergraduate college, trade, technical or vocational school, cooperative life skills programs.

Learn more and apply here: Scholarships for students with Autism

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.’s Oquendo Memorial Scholarship

The Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship is open to high-achieving students who meet two key criteria.First, applicants or a close family member has been diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger syndrome. Secondly, applicants must be an enrolled student at an accredited college, university, or vocational school, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited college, university, or vocational school in the semester for which the application is being offered. Additionally, applicants should submit an essay on one of the topics listed below with a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1,000 words. Applicants must be an enrolled undergraduate student at an accredited college, university, vocational school, or be accepted to begin school as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2020 semester. Applicants must submit their most recent official or unofficial transcript (i.e. high school, college, or post-graduate)

Learn more and apply here: Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship

P Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education

The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship is an up-to $1,000.00 financial award given annually to one high school senior with a verified financial need, a verified language-related learning difference, visual arts talent, acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college, and has the intent to pursue a career in a visual arts field. Art classes must be taken each semester to continue the award renewal. The amount of the award varies from year to year, because it is based on interest earned on the funds in the account. This scholarship focuses on students with language-related learning differences. Disabilities in specific language processing, including but not limited to dyslexia, written expression, reading comprehension, central auditory processing, visual perception, word recognition, and sequencing. Verification of such diagnosis must be provided by a case manager or counselor. Deaf and blind students are not eligible for this scholarship. Students with ADD or ADHD alone are not eligible.

Learn more and apply here: P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship provides students with access to over 3.7 million college scholarships and grants, some of which are designated for students with learning differences.

Learn more and apply here: Learning disability scholarships

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