Going to college is already a big challenge for anyone who has to go through a lot in order to get funds for enrollment. Make that double the hardships for those with learning disabilities. They not only have to struggle with rising cost of college education but also with medical expenses as well. That is why it is important for them to get government grants for dyslexia to help them go through college with fewer worries as possible. Here are some grants and scholarship programs that they can apply for with the hope that they can prepare for a better future with the education they will get.
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship – this scholarship grant is worth $6,500. It is awarded to those who have learning or mental disability and are currently receiving treatment for it. They must also be actively participating in a rehabilitation service, attending high school or working on a part- or full-time job. You can get more information by contacting the following:
The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Inc. – this foundation offers grants to organizations involved in the development of projects that seek to find solutions to life’s most basic and enduring problems. One of their target projects over the years since they started in 1992 is to fund research on learning disabilities which includes dyslexia. They know through experience that early intervention and using appropriate assistive technology and effective teaching are part of the key strategies in ensuring academic success for dyslexic children. Their grants can reach up to $100,000. You can contact them in this address:
171 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Telephone: (203) 639-5545
The Deupree Family Foundation – this foundation provides grant ranging in amount from $1,000 to $25,000 to non-profit organizations that are concerned with serving people with learning disabilities. You can start to file your applications in late spring as that is the only time they accept them. Awarding is usually held in June. They have a grant award called the “Big Fish” which is worth between $25,000 and $30,000. You can send your applications to this address, although their website states that they prefer to receive applications electronically:
Applying for government grants for dyslexia can be time consuming but if you can get the right help and someone will tell you which steps to take and what direction to go, you will have an easier time. You can search online for more grant opportunities and remember that the more grants you apply for, the more chances you will have of getting a grant awarded to you.