Do you or does someone you know have Dyslexia? If so, you may want to consider applying for one of the dyslexia scholarships and grants that are available. But just what is dyslexia?
A Short Description of Dyslexia
Dyslexia is not a problem with your eyes. Instead, it is a disorder that is caused when the brain is unable to recognize and interpret certain kinds of symbols. While the symptoms as well as the effects of this disorder vary from person to person and depending on the age of the individual, it can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to learn at a normal rate.
While there are programs available to help a person with Dyslexia learn how to work around their disability, the very nature of the disorder is such that it qualifies students for specific kinds of scholarships and grants that are specifically designed for those who suffer from Dyslexia.
Types of Scholarships and Grants Available
The types of scholarships and grants available range from specific scholarships and grants for those with Dyslexia proper to those scholarships and grants that are earmarked for those with learning disabilities, which is an umbrella phrase that applies to Dyslexia as well as to other types of learning disorders. So do not limit yourself when you are looking for grants and scholarships in this area. While there are dyslexia specific monies out there, there are also learning disability scholarships and grants that may include dyslexia and for which you may qualify.
Examples of Dyslexia Scholarships
The International Dyslexia Association Scholarship. This scholarship is available to the parents of children and young people who have been diagnosed with the disorder. The awarded amount of $1,000 is given to those who qualify and can help a student enroll in a program to help them deal with the disorder or even to advance their education in college. For more information on the program, please visit: IDYS Scholarship
Individual colleges and universities also have dyslexia specific grants and scholarships available to their students as well. You will want to check with the financial aid office of your chosen academic institution to see if any of the scholarships available are dyslexia specific and whether or not you qualify for these scholarships.
Another option for those who find that their educational institution does not have dyslexia scholarships or grants is to look and see if any of the institution’s learning disability scholarships or grants apply to your particular disorder and whether or not you can apply for them. This also holds true of those scholarships and grants that are only available to those with learning disabilities from outside programs and organizations. While they may not be specifically for dyslexia, dyslexia may fall under their descriptions, so do not hesitate to look into this prospect more carefully.