Dyslexia/Auditory Processing Disorder Scholarship Now Available

By Jordan Woodbine

Interested in another scholarship opportunity? 

Gemm learning has a $1,000 scholarship opportunity open to undergraduate students with dyslexia and/or auditory processing disorder. 

There is no formal application process. Instead, you are required to submit an email while following several requirements.

The main one is an essay with a maximum 650-word limit. This essay should be your story focused on the theme of “Living with Dyslexia,” or “Living with an Auditory Processing Disorder.” 

“Your essay should be educational and/or inspirational, giving us all a unique insight into what it’s like to live with a learning struggle,” according to the instructions on the Gemm Learning website.

In addition to receiving the $1,000 scholarship, the winning student’s essay will be featured on the Gemm Learning blog.

Your email should also include proof of college enrollment in the form of a student ID or a receipt of tuition payment.

It is also important to note that they will not accept essays without a name. By submitting, you will be giving them permission to republish your work on their website and blog with your full name attached. 

The deadline for submission is before midnight on Oct. 31. The essay and proof of enrollment must be submitted to scholarships@gemmlearning.com.

The winner will be notified in November. 

Geoff Nixon founded Gemm Learning in 2006. The organization helps deal with learning difficulties a child may have. These include dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. Nixon started this learning intervention after the software Fast ForWord helped his 7-year-old son, Matthew Nixon. 

“About halfway through the program, Matthew’s vocabulary exploded. He was able to follow directions, became more talkative and finally started reading,” according to the website. 

Gemm Learning states that the scholarship is a way of rewarding the persistence students with dyslexia and/or auditory processing disorder need to get into college. 

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