Don’t let dyslexia keep you from going to college
Dyslexia students can earn money for college by applying with an essay for the Gemm Learning awards
Paying for school is a hard enough task for regular students. But what about for those who are suffering from a learning disability? The process will indeed seem more challenging for the latter category, but neither these disabilities nor financial barriers should prevent deserving students from pursuing college.
Many students with learning disabilities can succeed in college. And fortunately, there are a growing number of student grants to encourage them. If you are suffering from a learning disability but planning to enroll with an offline or online associate degree or a full bachelor program, consider applying to student grants first.
For students diagnosed with a learning disability, reaching college represents a major accomplishment. It also brings new challenges and new stresses. Thus it is recommended students reach out to the Student Disability Support Office at their university to find out if they can offer the necessary financial support and other services like support groups or mentoring programs.
Knowing you have a deadline for making the payments for your offline/online associated degree of full bachelor programs can put additional stress on students with learning disability. This unnecessary pressure can be removed, if students search, find and apply to scholarships to help them pay for college.
As we mentioned above, there are more and more student funding programs for those with learning disabilities, so you have a pretty large choice. For example, dyslexia sufferers can apply for the Gemm Learning grant. It’s available for undergraduate students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia who are looking to attend college.
You can win a $1,000 scholarship if you send Gemm Learning an essay on the topic of “Living with Dyslexia” or “Living with Auditory Processing Disorder”. The piece of creative writing shouldn’t be more than 500 to 650 worlds.
So if you make an effort and get creative you stand a chance of winning a $1,000 scholarship. Gemm Learning is also looking to award a grant to students in grades K through 12 who have been diagnosed with a learning difficulty.
If you don’t have dyslexia, don’t be disappointed. There are plenty of scholarships which apply to you too. Some funding programs are targeted at students with specific conditions like the one we shared with you above, but others are more board.
Like the Marion Huber Learning Through Listening awards which are offered to students diagnosed with a learning disability – it doesn’t matter which one exactly.
The grants are awarded to six students chosen by a panel of judges. The three top winners will receive a $6,000 scholarship, while the next three will be awarded $2,000 in funding.
Like the Marion Huber awards, there are many other options you can try out. The more applications you submit, the better the chances of actually receiving the funding you’re seeking.
Bear in mind that just because you applied once, does not guarantee you will win the scholarship. There are many students competing with you for the same grant, so it’s advised you send as many applications as you can, as early as possible.