Smile Out Loud Foundation Scholarship

David Staenberg established the Smile Out Loud Foundation Scholarship in 2015 to support post-secondary education for students with dyslexia. David is dyslexic himself and his Smile Out Loud Foundation works to raise awareness of dyslexia. He believes in changing the world one Smile at a time.

Applicants must be a current graduating senior of a public or private high school in Lancaster County in Nebraska; plan to attend any accredited two-year or four-year university or college; and must demonstrate a confirmed condition of dyslexia.

Eligible applicants may apply online or request a fillable .pdf form at robertm@lcf.org. The requested form can be completed either by printing and mailing by regular mail or by typing in the .pdf and returning it attached in an e-mail to robertm@lcf.org.

REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION:
1. High school transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable).
2. One letter of recommendation from a school teacher, counselor or administrator, or a physician that confirms the applicant’s dyslexia condition.
3. Essay: Describe how dyslexia has affected your studies and how it influences your future educational, occupational, and personal goals. Your essay should be no more than 500 words and be typed on no more than 1 attached page.

Award
$650
Deadline
03/15/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe how dyslexia has affected your studies and how it influences your future educational, occupational, and personal goals.
  2. Please submit one letter of recommendation from a school teacher, counselor or administrator, or a physician that confirms the applicant’s dyslexia condition.