Scholarships – VBIDA


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Student Scholarships

Purpose: The purpose of the VBIDA Scholarship Fund is to provide funds to a student in need of assistance with funding services that meet the remediation needs of the student.

Qualifications: Applicants qualifying for this award shall be students grades 3 – 12 who demonstrate a need for remediation or other educational services or attending a school that will enhance the student’s ability to overcome the challenges presented by being a person diagnosed with dyslexia.

Max Oley Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is awarded to a student with dyslexia to help offset the expenses for multisensory tutoring as defined by IDA. The proceeds of $1,500 will be distributed directly to the tutor of the student selected.

VBIDA General Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student with dyslexia to help offset the cost of attending a school that serves students with dyslexia. The proceeds of $1,500 will be distributed directly to the school.

Deadline: The deadline for submission is June 30, 2022.

Click here for the 2022 scholarship application.


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Scholarships:

  • Haley is the recipient of the General Scholarship.
  • Grace is the recipient of the Max Oley Scholarship.

Teacher Scholarships and Grants

VBIDA is excited to announce that we will now be offering teacher scholarships and grants for trainings and classroom materials that align with the International Dyslexia Association Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading!! We will be accepting applications on an on-going basis. The application form is a Google form and is linked below:

Teacher Scholarship Application – Google Forms

The maximum award will be $1,000.

The scholarship committee meets throughout the year and will consider applications as they arrive to make recommendations to the full board for a vote.

Thank you for all that you do to support the acquisition of reading skills for students!!