College Scholarships for ADHD Students
|February 18, 2010||Posted by Michael Sabol under learning scholarships|
If you have ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, and you are seeking college scholarships for ADHD students to pay for your tuition, you may be surprised to find that there are actually few ADHD scholarship programs specifically for students with ADHD. Instead, you will do better to seek out scholarships for learning disabilities. There are numerous scholarships available for students who have learning disabilities.
Start by looking at the Learning Disability Organizations in your home state, such as the Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa. This organization and many organizations across the United States have learning disability scholarships, including ADHD scholarships for residents of their state. This particular ADHD scholarship awards three scholarships annually, in the amount of $1000 each. Those state specific college scholarships for ADHD will be less competitive than national scholarship programs as well, which makes them worth checking out even if the award amounts are small.
Another resource that students and parents seldom think about is scholarship programs that are only learned about through the Disabilities Department at the college that you will attend. It is vital that you check in with, and register with this department at the school, and inquire about available scholarship programs for learning disabled students when doing so.
Many of these college scholarships for ADHD are available only to those students who are registered, housed, or enrolled in through the Disabled Services Department at the school. For example, the Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship, is only available to those students who have been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center at the University of the Ozarks, in Clarksville, Arkansas, and the award amount is $1000 for each of the four years that the student is enrolled and meets other eligibility requirements.
Check into school specific college scholarships for ADHD available for learning disabled students as well. Many colleges offer at least one, if not several, ADHD scholarships for students who are learning disabled, and who will be attending that specific school, or even students enrolled in specific programs of studies – if they are learning disabled. Of course, ADHD Scholarships, although not specific, are considered learning disability scholarships as well.
Make absolutely certain that you check with vocational rehabilitation organizations or departments in your state and county as well. These organizations exist for the purpose of helping those who have been displaced or unable to work and get the educations that they need to find gainful employment – despite disabilities. Often, people mistakenly believe that these organizations only help adults who have already been in the workforce, but this isn’t true at all. They can also appraise graduating high school seniors and college students about scholarship and grant programs available for ADHD or learning disability scholarships.
Many organizations who would otherwise offer college ADHD scholarship programs for learning disabled students fail to do so because they assume that learning disabled students, such as those with ADHD will not be attending college. Today, nothing could be further from the truth, and in many cases, if you contact organizations or businesses that are related to ADHD in some way, you may find that they will help you to fund your education in some small way.
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