Scholarships

Every year, the Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa awards scholarships to Iowa seniors who will enroll in a post-secondary (college, vocational, or fifth-year) educational program in the fall of 2017.
There are changes to this year’s scholarship offerings. The first scholarship is offered to all students in Iowa and the second is offered only to students attending Sioux City high schools.

Scholarship #1:  2017 LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF IOWA SCHOLARSHIP
Application Form
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
Three scholarships valued at $500 each will be awarded:
  • One Membership based scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who meets one of the following requirements:
    • Applicant is a current member of LDA
    • Applicant’s parent is a current member of LDA
    • Applicant is recommended in writing by a current member of LDA.
Information about LDA membership is available here. Annual dues include membership in the Learning Disabilities Association of America and LDA-IA.     Membership Application
  • Two At-Large scholarships will be awarded. Preference will be given to applicants who meet any of the membership requirements listed above.
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
Recipients will be selected from applications that have been postmarked no later than March 31, 2017.
Scholarship recipients will first be notified by phone and then announced May 8th on this page.

Scholarship #2:  2017 SIOUX CITY LEARNING DISABILITY SCHOLARSHIP
Sioux City Application Form
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 LDA membership is available here. Annual dues include membership in the Learning Disabilities Association of America and LDA-IA.   Membership Application
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
Recipients will be selected from applications that have been postmarked no later than March 31, 2017.
Scholarship recipients will first be notified by phone and then announced May 8th on this page.