The process of applying to an offline or online school can be stressful for any student, but it’s much more taxing for a person suffering from a learning disability.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities offer suffer from different cognitive impairments that hinder their learning abilities and obstructs their chances of getting a merit-based scholarship to pay for their on-campus or distance learning courses.
Fortunately, students affected by learning disabilities can apply for grants which have been set up to help them fund a traditional or online degree program. Paying for your offline or online college education doesn’t have to be hard with the help of scholarships.
A lot of students suffering from dyslexia or dyscalculia opt to enroll with an online associate degree. Some might not be sure they can go through a full for year program, but still want to give higher education a shot.
And an online associate degree comes with its fair share of advantages. For example, online associate degree programs are the cheapest form of higher education. Normally, they are two-year affairs, but some online degree program providers might allow students to graduate within 16 to 12 months of starting their college education online. These are called accelerated programs.
Students affected by learning disabilities might also chose college education online because they prefer the comfort of their own home. Or they might need a flexible schedule that allows them to go to doctor appointments whenever needed.
Distance learning courses also allow students to study at their own pace, without the pressure of having to perform in front of the class or teachers.
But just because an online associate degree is the cheapest degree you can find at an offline or online school, doesn’t mean you won’t need help with paying for it.
This is where scholarships come into the equation and let us tell you, students of distance learning courses affected by learning disabilities, there are plenty of funding programs available just for your online degree program.
Like the Joseph James Morelli Scholarship offered by the Park City Community Foundation.
In order to apply you need to be a high school student or currently enrolled with an offline or online school and pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics).
Most importantly you need to demonstrate you’re suffering from dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia.
To be considered for this $1,000 scholarship, students of college education online or offline are required to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, etc. A recent school transcript should also be included.
On top of that, you’ll have to fill out the application form which will also have you answer a few questions like:
“Explain why you feel you deserve this scholarship.”
You have until March 17, 2018 to apply for it.