The Seattle Tutoring Services Learning Disability Scholarship was created to recognize the challenges some students face in their academic and professional careers.
As tutors, we work with students with identified and unidentified learning disabilities. Many people without learning disabilities do not fully appreciate the challenges they face and the persistence required to be successful. The aim of this scholarship is to offer a reward to those who have pushed forward in the face of these obstacles and encourage others to do the same.
Construct an essay that discusses your struggles in education and how you have been able to overcome them. Even if you have not been successful as you would like, we encourage you to apply and discuss even the small victories, ranging from getting a disability accommodation at school to modest improvements with your grades. Some examples may include:
- utilizing assistive technology
- discovering a field of study that highlights your strengths
- how your disability helped improve your ability to empathize
- tips from tutors and teachers that helped
- support from counselors or any other individual
Requirements: applicants must be high school students who will be entering college no later than the fall of 2018, current undergrads, current grad or professional students at any accredited U.S. college, university or trade school. Please limit your essay to 500-1000 words. Essay due Dec. 31 2017 and award will be made on Jan. 31 2018. You may email it to: schuyler at tutoringservicesseattle.com. The award of $200 will be made directly to your school.