Scholarship Program

Quick Facts about our Scholarship Program

Scholarship Overview

Scholarship Instructions

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be either a high school student or a high school graduate
  • Applicants must be attending an accredited undergraduate school, technical school, or community college in the United States in the Fall of 2023.  Graduate students are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in STEM field (science, technology, engineering, math)
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated learning challenge (disability) of dyslexia or similar reading and/or language-based disability. Dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or ADHD alone do not qualify.

Resources required for completing the application

  • Personal email address (not a school email address)
  • Documentation of your learning challenge such as a 504, IEP or one-page letter from a teacher or counselor
  • Most recent transcript, official or unofficial
  • Recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, other school personnel, or reading specialist, who knows you well and can speak to your challenges and successes relative to your learning challenge.  (If someone needs to upload the letter of recommendation on your behalf, be sure to allow enough time for that.)

Application Timeline

  • January 1, 2023 – application opens
  • February 26, 2023 – application closes at 9:59 pm Mountain Time (8:59 Pacific Time/11:59 Eastern Time). 
  • May 31, 2023 – scholarship awards are announced
  • Summer 2023 – scholarships are paid out

Apply for Scholarship

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online via SM Apply.

See the list of questions:

New applicants: Click here for the list of questions on the 2023 application

Repeat applicants: Email us at to receive a list of the questions.

You may wish to prepare your answers in Word or similar word processor and then paste them into the application in SM Apply.