Scholarships for Students with a Learning Disability

Students with learning disabilities could face a challenge when pursing a scholarship, as their disability might have impeded them in the classroom and on tests and thus led them to fall short in meeting certain academic requirements for these awards. The good news? There are many scholarships available for students with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and ADHD. A main source for these types of scholarships are national associations, such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD). Eligibility requirements vary and could include at least a 3.0 GPA, documentation of disability and demonstration of financial need. Some require that students are pursuing a degree in a particular field of study. Other programs are funded by corporations, nonprofit organizations and private donors for memorial scholarships. Awards can be one-time or annual scholarships ranging from $500 up to $10,000. Use the list below to get more details about the many scholarships available to students with learning disabilities.

Showing 1-9 of 9 scholarships
View Details The Challenge Met Scholarship American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing study in any field at an accredited 2 or 4-year college, technical school, or university. Applicants must have a learning disability and indications that applicant is putting forth substantial effort regardless of resulting academic grades. Any active Amateur Radio License Class is required.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas Panhandle, TX|Texas|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Jake Jones family and the Claude Community started this scholarship to benefit learning disabled graduating seniors in the Texas Panhandle.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Tennessee STEP UP Scholarship Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
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  • 1,750 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
  • Residence: Live in |Tennessee|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Tennessee (TN)|University of Memphis (TN)|Vanderbilt University (TN)|Lipscomb University (TN)|Union University (TN)|
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This scholarship was established to support students with intellectual disabilities who have completed high school. Students must be planning to enroll in an individualized program of study of up to four years at eligible postsecondary institutions which includes Lipscomb University, Union University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University. Applicants can apply scholarships for fall, spring or summer.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Orfalea Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 31 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
  • Employer: |Minor Child of Seasonal Farm Worker|Dependent of a Non-profit Agency employee|Dependent of a Nurse|Dependent of a K-12 Teacher|Dependent of a Ventura City Employee|Dependent of a Ventura County Firefighter|Dependent of a Ventura City Police Officer|Dependent of a Ventura County Sheriff Officer|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduates or graduating seniors from a Ventura County high school who are planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing studies in the field of Early Childhood Education, Teaching, Sustainable Agriculture (including organic gardening, permaculture, biodiversity, water food and nutrition, or interdisciplinary studies combining these areas), Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Social Work, Psychology/ Counseling, or any major provided student meets at least one of the criteria listed in the Other Special Requirements section and is a prior year recipient of an Orfalea Scholarship Award.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Elesa Crump Memorial Endowed Scholarship Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF), Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Learning Disability|Mental Disability|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas Panhandle, TX|Texas| as a |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend |West Texas A&M University (TX)|Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX|
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Peggy and Kenneth Crump created this scholarship in 2011 in memory of their daughter to benefit graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled or college graduate students with a documented disability (physical, mental, and/or learning). Applicants must be high school, college or college graduate students in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Tommy Tranchin Award The Dallas Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Learning Disability|Emotional Disability|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |North Texas, TX|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school|
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This award was created at The Dallas Foundation for the purpose of assisting students with physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities. This opportunity is open to high school level student in North Texas. Students must have shown promise or passion in a chosen field of interest and have participation in an activity that will help strengthen their skills.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Doan Memorial Scholarship Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|Developmental Difference|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Vocational-technical / Career College|Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Doan Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Marlyn Doan. She was a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association and served for 20 years. The scholarship is open to high school seniors and is currently working with a consultant who is a member of HECA. The program aims to support the awardee in pursuing a post-secondary education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Learning Disability|Medical Disability|Mental Disability|Psychological Disability|Speech Disability|Language Disability|Behavioral Disability|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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The scholarship is for deserving students with a disability who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Karl Bradlyn Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Learning Disability|
  • School (K-12): |Public|Private|Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis, IN|Beech Grove High School, Beech Grove, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
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Karl Bradlyn Memorial Scholarship is provided to a graduating senior from a public Johnson County high school, Beech Grove or Perry Meridian High School. The program aims to honor students who have overcome challenges of physical and learning disabilities in pursuing their educational dreams. The scholarship was established in memory of Karl Bradlyn.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
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