This month, ISF awarded nearly $4,500 in 2017 spring scholarships to help economically disadvantaged youth and adults receive Irlen diagnostic testing and spectral filters. The 14 scholarship recipients range in age from 11 to 68 years, and represent 9 different states: California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Florida. They are students, veterans, and former civil servants, and they have all been significantly impacted by symptoms of Irlen Syndrome.
Four of our spring scholarship recipients received the exclusive Pat Johnson Memorial Scholarship, reserved specifically for individuals from Texas and the immediate southern states where longtime Irlen diagnostician, Pat Johnson, worked tirelessly for over 20 years to bring Irlen solutions to those who need them most.
One of our recipients is currently home bound due to her extreme sensitivity to light, and another had to drop out of college after just one semester because of her Irlen Syndrome. As all of our spring scholarship recipients receive their Irlen Spectral Filters in the coming month, we look forward to following their progress and hearing how their lives change!
ISF awards scholarships for Irlen services and lab fees to US residents twice a year (fall and spring). Scholarship applications, and information about how to apply, can be obtained from any US Irlen Diagnostician. We are only able to provide these scholarships thanks to the generosity of people like you, so please consider making a donation to the Irlen Syndrome Foundation today.