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
- Award: $500
- Deadline: August 1, 2021
- Eligibility: Students with a documented learning or thinking difference are eligible for the Disabled Student Scholarship.
- Administered by: Disability Care Center
- Apply: https://www.disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/
Microsoft Disability Scholarships
- Award: $5,000
- Deadline: March 1, 2021.
- Eligibility: This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry.
- Administered by: Microsoft
- Apply: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx
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
- Award: $10,000
- Deadline: December 4, 2021
- Eligibility: A current undergraduate student with a visible or invisible disability. Candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply.
- Administered by: Lime
- Apply: www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/google-lime-scholarship
Karina Eide Memorial College Scholarships
- Award: $2,500 (16 awards)
- Deadline: March 1, 2021
- Eligibility: You must be at least a freshman in college to apply. You also must be attending a US college or vocational or technical school.
- Administered by: Dyslexic Advantage
- Apply: www.dyslexicadvantage.org/dyslexic-advantage-pro-grams/karina-eide-awards/
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