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, ADHD, or autism 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 (new applicants only)
  • 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, 2024 – application opens
  • February 25, 2024 – application closes at 11:59 pm Mountain Time 
  • May 31, 2024 – scholarship awards are announced
  • Summer 2024 – scholarships are paid out

Apply for Scholarship

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

See the list of questions before starting your application:

If you have not received our scholarship before: Click here for the list of questions on the 2023 application. (Questions are subject to change in 2024)

If you have received our scholarship before: 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.