RISE Scholarship Program
Today’s scholarship of the day is from the Rise Scholarship Foundation (Rise stands for Rewarding Individual Success in Education). The aim of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students with learning disabilities.
Who is eligible for the RISE Scholarship Program?
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a high school senior who is planning on going to a college or university next year (the scholarship website asks students to have submitted their college applications prior to applying).
As this scholarship aims to help students with learning disabilities, students must have a documented LD ( a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD does not quality a student). To be eligible, students must also have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
Additionally, students must submit a letter of recommendation (from a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal), a recent photo with the student’s name on the back, and a high school transcript.
Share a piece of advice you would give to your younger self regarding having a diagnosis of a learning difference.
You may write an essay, a poem, create a piece of art or even a song or video as an answer to the essay question
The entire scholarship application can be found online and includes a few short essays.
How much is the RISE Scholarship Program worth?
RiSE is pleased to announce that for the 2018-2019 Scholarship, there will be five awards for students with LD and Autism this year.
The value of each award is $2500.00. The award money is paid to the college or university that the award recipient attends in the fall after graduation.
There are also Honorable Mention Awards for each category, as well. These 10 awards are for $500.00 and will be paid to school the student attends the fall of 2019.
When is the application for the RISE Scholarship Program due?
The deadline for this scholarship is January 31, 2019!
Best of luck to all students!