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Scholarships for Learning Disabilities

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Check with the Disability Services Center at your intended school for their specific accommodations. Most colleges and universities address each student’s needs on an individualized basis and provide assistance/adjustments accordingly. There are also scholarships and financial aid available for students with learning disabilities that they can help you find.

Here are just a few available scholarships:

Disability Care Center Scholarships

Microsoft Disability Scholarships

The Anne Ford Scholarship

  • Award: $10,000 ($2,500/year over four years)
  • Deadline: November 13, 2021
  • Eligibility: Must be a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Students must have a documented learning disability and/or ADHD.
  • Administered by: National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • Apply: www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards/#scholarship-320

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Karina Eide Memorial College Scholarships

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

  • Award: $2,500
  • Deadline: December 6, 2020
  • Eligibility: Must have an identified disability, be a high school senior or graduate planning to enroll in an undergraduate program of study, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Administered by: Wells Fargo and Scholarship America
  • Apply: learnmore.scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/

“In 2018–19, the number of students ages 3–21 who received special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was7.1 million, or 14 percent of all public school students. Among students receiving special education services, 33 percent had specific learning disabilities.” source: https://nces.ed.gov

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