Thousands of students rely on scholarships to fund their higher education. Without the opportunities that scholarships allow for, many students would be unable to progress their futures. Given that higher education facilitates access to more diverse and lucrative careers while simultaneously promoting personal growth, it is a great investment.
Although the impact of scholarships is quite wide, neurodiverse students are under represented. Most scholarships are based on achievement of good grades in classes designed for the neurotypical student.
With neurodiverse students receiving a disproportionate rate of scholarships, many amazing people miss an opportunity to further their education and achieve their goals. As some of the most innovative, hard working, creative, quick thinking and empathic people in society, neurodiverse students deserve an equal chance at furthering their education.
To encourage this, the Strength in Neurodiversity Scholarship will support all high school seniors diagnosed with or with an IEP documenting ADHD, ASD and/or any documented learning disability.
To apply, please describe your historical experience as a neurodiverse student and how you will leverage your unique neurodiverse strengths, skills and perspectives to succeed in college and/or your proposed career.