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.)
2020 Scholarships for Post-Secondary Students
SWIDA will award annual scholarships of up to $4000 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.
Due to the coronavirus, the deadline for applications is now July 1, 2020. Please submit your completed application to Ms. Sally Blair, Committee Chair, PO Box 598, Arroyo Seco, NM 87513. Please do not mail it to the SWIDA office at this time.
Click HERE to download an application packet.
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