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    Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship

    Offered by Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 25, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to

    $2,500

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    February 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a high school student with dyslexia or a similar disability who wants to pursue a degree in the STEM field? If so, consider applying for the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship! The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship is open to high school seniors and graduates with dyslexia or a similar reading/language-based disabilities who will be pursuing a STEM degree at any accredited institution in the upcoming Fall.

    The scholarship is offered by the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to honor Joseph’s spirit by recognizing students, who like Joseph struggle with dyslexia, to empower them to believe in themselves. Thus, each year, the scholarship awards $500 to $2,500 to help lucky students pay for the costs of college. If you’re passionate about pursuing a degree in a STEM field and are looking for some help to pay off your degree, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a high school senior or high school graduate who will be attending a university in the upcoming Fall to pursue a STEM degree. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Academic Interest

    Computer Science, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biology, Math

    Other Category

    Disability

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must have dyslexia or a similar disability.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship winner will be announced: May 31, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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