Deadline: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Although the 2023 deadline has passed, we suggest you read about the scholarship and consider applying in 2024.
Message from Riki Case, Program Manager from the Morelli Foundation:
“The Morelli Scholarship application is opening on January 1, 2023. Eligible students may apply here.
The Morelli Scholarship is for students with dyslexia, who are studying a STEM field at a university/college, community college, or technical school in the Fall of 2023. Please see our website to learn more about our Foundation and our Scholarship in particular.
Many of our awardees are not students who stand out for their overall high academic achievement, but rather for having higher grades in subjects other than English and for struggling with spelling and writing while being engaged in more STEM-oriented subject matters.”
The scholarship was started in Joseph James Morelli’s memory to help other young adults with learning differences like Joseph who are pursuing a STEM field after high school get the recognition, support, and some financial help that can so drastically impact their lives.
More Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities
Listed below are descriptions and links to scholarships available to students in Georgia with learning disabilities. Some of these scholarships are awarded annually and the time for applying may or may not have passed by the time you read this. However, if the time has passed, we encourage you to keep checking the site of the scholarship that interests you for the next round of funding.
This is not a comprehensive list. There may be more available, so we encourage you to do your own research as well.
Scholarships for K-12 Students
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship: Funds can only be used to pay for private school tuition at a private school approved by the Georgia Department of Education.
Scholarships for Students Pursuing Post-Secondary School Studies
General Scholarships with no major required:
Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships: These scholarships, offered by the founding partner of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, range from $2,500 to $10,000. They’re for high school seniors with learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing higher education or career training.
Karina Eide Memorial College Scholarship: The Dyslexic Advantage Karina Eide Memorial Scholarship Program will award sixteen scholarships of $2500 to dyslexic students who are currently enrolled in college, university, or vocational school in the US. The purpose of these awards is to identify and support the development of dyslexic students with outstanding future potential who may not be competitive for other scholarships that are based on grades or test scores
Rise Scholarship Foundation: Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to current high school seniors planning to attend college in the next year. Applicants must have a documented learning disability.
Scholarships aimed at those pursuing a particular major:
BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship: Applicants for this $10,000 scholarship must be living with a disability, attending a four-year university or a graduate program, pursuing a degree in business/commerce, engineering, math, physics, statistics or a related discipline, and interested in a career in financial services.
Google Lime Scholarship: Applicants for this $10,000 scholarship must be living with a disability and pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field.
Joseph James Morelli Scholarship: This $500–$2,500 scholarship supports high school and college students with dyslexia who wish to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship for high school seniors planning to attend a two-year or four-year university or college program. Applicants must be living with a disability, have financial need and plan to major in engineering, computer science, or a legal or business-related major.
The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability: Funds are awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled in their 2nd year of college at the time of application) in an accredited university. The applicant must be pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, and/or disability studies. Applications are due November 15th annually.
Scholarships for those who are members of a particular association or group:
Marion Huber Learning Through Listening awards: These awards are presented to Learning Ally members who are high school seniors with learning disabilities, in recognition of academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and service to others. The awards are given to six students who are chosen by a selection committee. Learning Ally presents the three top winners $6,000 each and three special honors winners $2,000 each.
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