Having a learning disability is a challenge for many students, but it shouldn’t get in the way of students seeking to fulfill their dreams. This is something that Dylan was truly passionate about. At the age of four, he was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis and soon to follow would be learning disabilities that he carried through his life. Despite multiple treatments and surgeries, Dylan always pursued his educational dreams. In 2011, he graduated high school. In 2021 he graduated from college through an inclusive services program. He studied Criminal Justice while there and even did an internship with the local police department. He was so proud of what he was able to accomplish, despite his diagnosis, and spreading that message to others with similar disabilities was a priority for Dylan. Dylan passed away in October 2021, shortly after graduating from college.
Dylan’s Journey Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one student with Neurofibromatosis (NF) and/or a learning disability of any variety. High school, undergraduate, and graduate school students are eligible to apply.
To apply, either submit a video or write an essay that tells about your experience with NF or your learning disability, your motivation for pursuing higher education, and why you feel you are a good candidate for this scholarship.