2017-18 Sioux City Learning Disability Scholarship

Application Form

DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2017


Donors from Sioux City have funded the Sioux City Learning Disability Scholarship which will be awarded to high school seniors in Sioux City who plan to enroll in post-secondary education (college or vocational) in the fall of 2017.

Description
The scholarships are to assist graduating seniors with learning disabilities in pursuing a post-secondary education at an accredited institution which provides:

– a two or four year college program, or
– vocational training

Students served solely under Section 504, or with primary disabilities other than LD (e.g. Autism), will not be eligible for these scholarships.

Number and Amount
Two scholarships valued at $500 each will be awarded:

– One scholarship will be awarded to a 2017 graduate of Sioux City West High School.
– One At-Large scholarship will be awarded to a 2017 graduate of Sioux City West, East, North or Heelan High School.
– Preference will be given to scholarship applicants who meet any of the membership requirements listed below:

-Applicant is a current member of the Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa (LDA-IA)
-Applicant’s parent is a current member of LDA-IA
-Applicant is recommended in writing by a current member of LDA-IA.

Information about membership is available on the LDA and LDA-IA websites. Annual dues include membership in the Learning Disabilities Association of America and LDA-IA.
Applicants from Sioux City who complete the 2017 Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarship application will also be considered for the Sioux City Learning Disability Scholarship.

Payment Procedures
After receiving proof of enrollment, a check for $150 payable to the student will be sent. After receiving proof that the recipient has completed vocational training or the first full-time year of study, the remainder of the scholarship, $350, will be paid to the student.

Application Deadline
Scholarship recipients will be selected from applications that have been postmarked no later than March 31, 2017. Recipients will be notified by phone and then announced May 8th on the this page.

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