IDA Northern California offers scholarships for training in Structured Literacy approaches (also known as multisensory structured language education – MSLE). Subject to availability and eligibility, scholarships will be awarded to cover a portion of the cost of training, including books and supplies.
Scholarships are only awarded for training programs that are accredited by IDA, and programs must be a minimum of 30 hours. Check the teacher training course listing on our website to see which summer trainings are eligible for scholarship support.
Scholarship priority will be given to courses that contain a practicum to give trainees the opportunity to apply what they are learning during the program.
We strive to fund Structured Literacy education for those teachers who will reach the most students over the length of their career. For this reason, first priority for scholarships will be given to classroom teachers, especially those working with children in grades K-2. However, educational therapists and other professionals are also encouraged to apply.