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Ralph G. Norman Scholarship

Sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas

The Ralph G. Norman scholarship fund was established to provide assistance to young adults with learning disabilities so they may pursue higher education. This scholarship is available to current residents of Arkansas only. This scholarship is for students who are ineligible for SSI or SSD funding.

Scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2015. The scholarship application will become the property of the Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas. Please click here in January to download the application. Send completed applications by Friday, April 10 to:


Ralph G. Norman Scholarship

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas

P.O. Box 23514

Little Rock, AR 72221

Or e-mail to LDArkansas.org


Please include the following information:

  1. Scholarship Application Form
  2. Documentation of your disability with the following:
    1.  A copy of Professional Evaluation
    2.  A copy of your school IEP or 504
    3.  A letter from a qualified professional certifying your learning disability (special educator, psychologist, or psychological examiner.)
  3. Please include a brief essay (less than 1,000 words) about how your disability has impacted your life and about future educational and career goals. Write or type this information on a separate sheet of paper.
  4. Official transcript of all high school and/or college courses. 
  5. Two letters of recommendation from two adults that can testify to your academic abilities, personal character, volunteer services, and community involvement. These letters should be from a teacher, coach, counselor, or community member- not a relative.
  6. Signed media and signature page.
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Did You Know

Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, autism, deafness, blindness and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities. In addition, they should not be confused with lack of educational opportunities, such as frequent changes of schools or attendance problems. Also, children who are learning English do not necessarily have a learning disability.