Marion Huber Learning Through Listening® (LTL®) Awards

For Learning Ally Members who are High School Seniors with Learning Disabilities


Each year, the Marion Huber Learning Through Listening awards are presented to Learning Ally members who are high school seniors with learning disabilities, in recognition of academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and service to others.

Marion Huber was a long-term and loyal donor to Learning Ally, formerly RFB&D, who was particularly committed to our expanded mission of engaging to students with learning disabilities. She observed the power of “learning through listening” to transform lives, and it was for this reason that she made an endowed gift to fund an award for students with dyslexia and other disabilities that prevent effective reading. By creating a permanent endowment, Marion Huber ensured that the work she valued during her lifetime continues today.

Offered since 1991, the awards are given to six students who are chosen by a selection committee. Learning Ally presents the three top winners $6,000 each and three special honors winners $2,000 each. The top three winners will be presented with their awards in Spring 2018 at our annual Student Success and Achievement Summit.


To apply for this award, you must be able to respond affirmatively and check all of the following eligibility criteria:

I have a specific learning disability (please note that visual impairment alone does not indicate eligibility for this award). For the purposes of this award, a learning disability is defined as a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to receive, process, store and/or respond to information, and which affects the person’s ability to read standard print.

I have an active Learning Ally subscription since January 1, 2016 or before. Additionally, I have added at least 1 book to my Learning Ally bookshelf in the past 12 months.

I am a member of the 2017 graduating class of a public, private, or home school in the United States or its territories, including U.S. military installations.

I plan to continue my formal education beyond high school at either a two- or four-year college or vocational school.

I have not previously received an award from Learning Ally, formerly RFB&D.

I am not a family member of a Learning Ally staff or board member, or volunteer serving on the national board.

Applicants should be aware that:

All winners will be asked to represent Learning Ally as a spokesperson and advocate at various local, virtual and national events. Costs associated with these events will be covered by Learning Ally.

All requirements should be met

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