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Morelli Legacy Foundation releases 2020-2021 Gratitude Report

Read our 2020-2021 Gratitude Report to get to know some of our awardees and members of the scholarship committee, learn about our recent accomplishments, and get an understanding of our financials.
 
 
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Barbara Wirostko Morelli and Donell Pons are featured on a Reading Horizon podcast

Dr. Barbara Wirostko and Donell Pons, M.Ed, MAT, joined Laura Axtell to discuss the social-emotional and academic needs of college students and adult learners with dyslexia. The discussion focused on both what did and didn't work for these students over the course of the pandemic and how we can take these lessons into the future.
 
 
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The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation has received the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Guidestar gathers, organizes, and distributes information about U.S. nonprofits to advance transparency, enable users to make better decisions, and encourage charitable giving. Platinum is the highest level of recognition GuideStar offers.
 
 
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Donell Pons contributes to article in Education Week

Donell Pons, a dyslexia consultant and tutor and a member of our Student Outreach & Support Committee, is quoted in an article on ways to remotely support students with dyslexia.
 
 
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The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Partners with Superpower Consulting for Mentorship Program

One of the challenges for students with dyslexia is learning how to navigate the complex world of college. In an effort to help students realize their goals, the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation is proud to announce it has embarked upon a peer mentorship program with Superpower Consulting. The program trains students of high quality character, who have demonstrated academic success, to become mentors to students looking for guidance.
 
 
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College Consensus names Morelli Scholarship to Top 20 Scholarships 2020

College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has included the Joseph James Morelli Scholarship in its survey of 20 Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities.
 
 
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Barbara Wirostko Morelli was interviewed by Larry Jacobs

Larry Jacobs, publisher of the online journal Accessibility, Compliance & EQUITY and the president and host of Education Talk Radio interviewed Barbara Wirostko Morelli on January 9, 2020 about recognizing and empowering students with dyslexia.  
 
 
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The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation has received the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

GuideStar gathers, organizes, and distributes information about U.S. nonprofits to advance transparency, enable users to make better decisions, and encourage charitable giving.
 
 
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The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation participates in AmazonSmile

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  Go to smile.amazon.com and choose the Morelli Foundation to receive donations.  Be sure to always shop via smile.amazon.com.
 
 
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Morelli Foundation to Collaborate with Producers of "Blame It On Gutenberg"

"Blame It On Gutenberg" will illuminate aspects of dyslexia that are often overlooked, examine the latest scientific research, offer a forum for those who advance alternative ways to overcome the print barrier, and explore claims that dyslexics possess special abilities. The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation is proud to collaborate and support this documentary film.
 
 
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Foundation Founder and President Dr Barbara Wirostko (Morelli) Receives Award at Oct 14, 2019 "The Forgotten Child" Dyslexia Awareness Award Banquet

This award, given by Decoding Dyslexia Utah, is in recognition of all that the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation has achieved under Barbara Morelli’s direction in advocating and recognizing students with dyslexia in the state of Utah.  Thank you everyone who helped make this possible. 
 
 
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The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation announces 2019 scholarships

After receiving nearly 200 applications earlier this year, an 8-member committee made the selections. For a full list of our awardees, please see our Scholarships page.
 
 
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9 College Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

More than 6 million young Americans— about 13% of students—have been diagnosed with some sort of learning challenge that makes school more of a struggle for them. Yet many of these students can succeed in college. And luckily, there are a growing number of scholarships to encourage them. Learn about 9 such scholarships as well as resources for finding more.
 
 
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Joseph James Morelli memorial scholarship helps college students with learning challenges

Joseph Morelli was a young man who was always up for a challenge. An avid outdoorsman, he loved skiing, dirt biking, camping, hiking, and surfing. A musician, Joseph taught himself the guitar. He was good at all of it. In many ways, it seemed there was nothing he couldn’t do. Yet there was a time when dyslexia seemed to be beating him.
 
 
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The Joseph James Morelli Bicentennial Fellowship for a Postgraduate student at UVA

The Joseph James Morelli Bicentennial Fellowship at the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia (UVA) is an endowed fellowship to support doctoral students whose scholarship will focus on dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. This fellowship is created in memory of Joseph James Morelli, who thrived once he received appropriate, effective accommodations, for his dyslexia, during high school and college.
 
 
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Park City Pulse interview with Barbara Morelli

Park City Pulse hosts’ Terry Sidford and Karla Olson immerse themselves in the Park City experience! Watch Barbara Wirostko speak and discuss the Joseph James Morelli Scholarship and the awardees on local TV.