The Harary Memorial Fund, a program of the Washtenaw County LDA Chapter, provides scholarship assistance for reading tutoring for Washtenaw County students. The scholarship committee reviews applications and awards scholarships once each year after a May 18th deadline.
What is the origin of the fund?
The Harary Memorial Fund was established in 1994 by Mrs. Jayne Harary as a memorial to her daughter and granddaughter who died in an accident.
Who is eligible for a scholarship?
Students who demonstrate both financial and educational needs are eligible. The Fund focuses on early intervention and seeks students who are highly motivated and whose parents/guardians will be supportive and committed. The focus is on intensive tutoring during the summer break from school. Students are expected to attend tutoring sessions regularly. Parents/Guardians are expected to provide support at home regularly. If these expectations are not met during the course of the scholarship, it may be discontinued by decision of the tutor and Harary Fund Committee.
What does the scholarship provide?
The scholarship provides up to 35 tutoring sessions with an experienced tutor who uses a recognized multi-sensory phonetic approach. If the family does not already have a tutor, the Fund can provide a list of tutors. Families are expected to pay the tutor $5.00 per session. The Fund will reimburse tutors up to $40 per session.
How do you apply?
Contact the Harary Fund Administrator at 734-455-2569 for an application or print an application. The family and the child's teacher complete the application, including a statement of income and financial need. Parents/guardians may be asked to meet with the scholarship committee.