Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Scholarship opportunity for students with learning disabilites

I know learning disabilites are not traditionally part of the Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome, I do know of some instances of HPS'ers with diagnosed learning disabilites. Sometimes they are the result of an HPS incident and more often they aren't related at all - but I thought I'd post this just in case anyone could use the info:

National Center for Learning Disabilities

(also teacher and program awards located at this site)

Anne Ford Scholarship

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.

The ideal candidate is a high school senior who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability; is committed to completing a college degree and setting career goals; has demonstrated perseverance; embraces new opportunities; has a well-rounded perspective shaped by experiences in school, in the community, and with family and friends; understands how LD affects his/her life and recognizes the importance of self-advocacy; believes in contributing to society in a way that increases the opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities; and will feel comfortable serving as a role model for others who struggle with LD.

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