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Question #63:
  • Where would one find available college scholarships for high school seniors who have learning disabilities?
Answer #63:
  • The Learning Disabilities Association is always a good resource for any questions related to LD, but here is some information on scholarships for students with diagnosed learning disabilities:
    • Bank of America
      Abilities Scholarship Program
      PO Box 1465
      Taylors, SC 29687
      Scholarships awarded to students with disabilities who have a permanent residence in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Students should have an career interest in finance, business or computer systems. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.When choosing a school for your daughter, be careful to find an environment which challenges her and does not assume that her learning disability makes her unable to learn. Be sure to find a school where they will help her find the way that she learns best and set her on a journey toward success and self-esteem.
    • Electronic Industries Foundation
      2500 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 210
      Arlington, VA 22201
      Applicants should be high school seniors who will be attending college to pursue a degree (undergraduate or graduate) in the electronics industry. Scholarship money limited to students with disabilities.
    • Anne Ford Scholarship
      National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.
      381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
      New York, NY 10016-8806
      $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.
    • Foundation for Exceptional Children
      Stanley E. Jackson Award for Gifted/Talented Students with Disability
      1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
      Arlington, VA 22201-5704
      Scholarship money available to freshmen with a disability.
    • The Council For Exceptional Children
      1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
      Arlington, VA 22201-5704
      800-641-7824 or 703-264-9476
      Scholarships available for individuals planning on entering the field of special education.
    • P. Buckley Moss Society Harbison Award
      601 Shenandoah Village Drive, Suite 1C
      Waynesboro, VA 22980
      Scholarships available for high school seniors with learning disabilities for higher education.

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