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IDA is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for parent members of IDA to attend the 6th Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This year's Conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta from Nov. 8-11, 2017. For more information about the Conference, visit our website.

Please review the guidelines below prior to beginning your scholarship application:

  • This scholarship covers registration fees only. Recipients are responsible for their own travel, hotel accommodations and any other expenses.
  • Please do not apply unless your employer has  agreed to give you time off and you are able to cover your travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Your parent membership must be current through the time of the Conference to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Applicants should NOT register for the Conference until AFTER receiving confirmation of either acceptance or denial. Should applicants register and pay for the Conference prior to receiving confirmation, you will automatically be disqualified from receiving the scholarship. 
  • Applicants are required to submit an essay of no more than 600 words that includes the following:
    • How dyslexia affects you and your family,
    • How attending the Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference will improve your abilities as a parent, and
    • How you will directly apply the knowledge you gain from attending the Conference.
  •  Please write this essay prior to beginning your scholarship application, so you can upload the completed essay during the application process.

Application Deadline: June 16, 2017

Applicants will be notified by June 30, 2017 of the status of their application.


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