RonranGlee Special Needs Teacher Literary Scholarship

5 winners, $2,000 each
Application Deadline
Oct 10, 2024
Winners Announced
Nov 10, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student
Field of Study:
Special education
Education Level:
Field of Study:
High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student
Special education

Special needs teachers are incredibly crucial and serve a vital role for students with autism, down syndrome, or other learning disabilities. 

This scholarship is being established based on the donor's personal experiences as a caregiver for an uncle with Alzheimer's, as well as a brother with Alzheimer's. After 18 years of being the lone caregiver of two loved ones with Alzheimer's disease, the donor has learned that any individual who wishes to embrace the noble profession of teaching Special Needs individuals must be as crafty as a Homer's Odysseus, as bendable as a jelly fish, as patient and determined as a Mother Teresa and must boast the focus of a Christian or Buddhist monk. In addition, they must rely on their love of the profession and love of helping others, rather than a genetic, unconditional love like the donor had for his family members.

This scholarship seeks to support students who are pursuing careers as special education teachers so they can provide the incredible care and guidance that the next generation of students needs to succeed.

Any high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is pursuing the special education teacher profession may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, tell us why you’re passionate about becoming a teacher for students with special needs and respond to the below quote with your own insights into how you will guide your students. In addition, you are welcome to create a brief Fairy Tale with you as the protagonist, as in hero or heroine, accomplishing your goal.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published April 5, 2024