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Dr. Lucia R. Karnes Memorial Teacher Training Scholarship

This NC IDA scholarship was created to honor the memory of Dr. Lucia R. Karnes (1921-2012),  a founding member of NC IDA formerly known as the Orton Dyslexia Society.  Dr. Karnes was a language therapist who worked with June Lyday Orton at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in the 1950s.  She established the Center for Special Education at Salem College and was actively involved in training hundreds of teachers in the Orton-Gillingham approach.

The Dr. Lucia R. Karnes Scholarship is offered to provide professional development funds to current NCIDA members who are:

  • Teachers or other education professionals
  • Seeking to attend structured literacy training courses or programs that will allow them to obtain skills for teaching students with the language-based learning disability known as dyslexia
  • Seeking to understand and address the needs of individuals with the language-based learning disability known as dyslexia by attendance at dyslexia-focused conferences or workshops approved by the NCIDA Scholarship Committee.

Applications will reopen in March 2025 Dr. Lucia Karnes Memorial Scholarship. If you or someone you know is interested in this Scholarship- please share. To be eligible, you must be a current member of IDA-NC and a resident of NC. IDA-NC. Board Members are not eligible.

Elizabeth Daniels Squire Scholarship Fund: For Improving the Lives of People with Dyslexia

The Elizabeth Daniels Squire Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Elizabeth Daniels Squire (1926-2001). Mrs. Squire was a good friend of NC IDA, who spoke at many conferences and openly shared her personal struggles with dyslexia and memory.  Mrs. Squire overcame her challenges and became a nationally syndicated columnist, and award-winning mystery writer.


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