For the College Bound Student


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For the College Bound Student


College planning can be overwhelming for all parents, students, and high school teachers and counselors. It is especially challenging for students with dyslexia as there are so many things to consider. IDA’s Fact Sheet, Transition to College, is a highly useful roadmap for navigating the whole process, from making sure students have current documentation of needs, to accommodations for taking college entrance tests, and later accommodations in college classes. To add to this Fact Sheet, SWIDA has asked several parents to each write about their child’s experiences at colleges here in the Southwest. (See right margin headings.)

2019 Scholarships for Post-Secondary Students

SWIDA will award annual scholarships of up to $3000 to assist students who are diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disability (Dyslexia).  Applicants must be currently (or will be) enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours in a traditional college setting working toward  an Associate, Bachelors or Masters degree program OR are (or will be) enrolled in a career-technical course of study leading to a certificate or an Associate degree.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Click HERE to download an application packet.


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