Despite what many may say, dyslexia is a cognitive disorder not a lack of intelligence. It is believed that at least 3-7% of people are effected with it, but as much as 20% of the population may have some degree of dyslexia. Will Hanlon at Hanlon Law has seen first hand the obstacles and struggles people face with this learning disorder. He says that “after watching my son overcome dyslexia I can say that I understand the challenges the disorder creates. People with dyslexia are forced to approach learning in a different way but the obstacles they face teach them that success can be achieved through an open mind, perseverance, and hard work.” After Will’s son was diagnosed with dyslexia in 2012, he has been motivated to create an opportunity for young people with dyslexia. Therefore, Hanlon Law is offering a $2,000 scholarship for prospective and current college students with dyslexia. Due to his personal experience, Will’s goal for this dyslexia scholarship is to motivate students with dyslexia and give them the opportunity to pursue their academic goals.
What obstacles have you faced with dyslexia? Write a 500+ word essay sharing your story and how you would benefit from this scholarship. Also include your academic goals including: the college you will be going to/are currently enrolled in as well as the career path you plan to pursue.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be graduating high school in 2016 or actively enrolled in an accredited college or university in the US (graduate students also welcome to apply)
- Submit a 500+ word essay by JUNE 30, 2016
To apply, applicants must submit:
- 500+ word essay relating to the prompt
- First & last name, email address, phone number
- A copy of your transcript or any form of attendance verification at a college/university
- A copy of your diagnosis from a licensed physician
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Will Hanlon will then select the top essay that best shows how this scholarship will help shape a better future for the applicant.