Community Support

CLC encourages families who could benefit from financial assistance for programming to reach out to the various foundations that offer support to families of children with special needs. The list below includes some of the foundations that have provided assistance to CLC families in the past. We encourage you to contact our office if you need assistance in completing any scholarship applications. Also, please let us know if you find additional organizations that may provide support for our families, as we would like to add them to this list. Please note, any scholarships received will be applied to your student’s tuition account first, and any CLC scholarship awarded will then be applied to the remaining balance.

Family Hope Foundation scholarship program provides financial assistance to families for therapies that have little or no insurance coverage.

There are two application cycles per year – Feb 1st to March 1st and August 1st to September 1st. Applications are not accepted outside of these dates. Families may apply during one or both of our scholarship cycles.

  • Scholarship awards up to $1,000
  • Applicant must live in West Michigan

Lori’s Voice may provide financial assistance to children who are:

  • Under 21 years old
  • With a neuromuscular or degenerative disease (typically with mobility issues) and
  • Have a financial need.

Typical scholarship awards are $250 for Michigan students. Application includes an Attendance Registration Form that must be completed by CLC. Please contact CLC for this form prior to submitting.


The mission for the Megan Weisenbach Foundation is to provide financial assistance to families that have children with special needs to assist with quality of life.

2022 MCEC Foundation for Exceptional Children Scholarship Program

The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children created the MCEC Foundation for Exceptional Children in 2001. This scholarship program is intended to provide support for educational/training opportunities when students are no longer eligible for special education (and Section 504) programs and services provided by public education (i.e., graduation or reaching 26 years of age). Awards can be granted up to $1,500 and would support anything from transportation, special equipment, tutoring, including tuition. These funds are intended to augment, not replace, funds available through other agencies.


Scholarship for Summer Camp 2022 

This is an opportunity for students to apply for funding (up to $250) to attend a summer camp in Michigan (exceptions are made for specialized camps not in Michigan). These camperships are open to students who are Michigan residents, with an active Michigan IEP, and would otherwise not have an opportunity for a summer camp experience. Transportation is the responsibility of the family both financially and arrangements.

DEADLINE: Applications must be electronically submitted by April 15, 2023. Notifications will be mailed by April 30, 2023.

Michigan Elks Club provides ‘awards’ on a case basis. As these awards are processed through the local lodge where you live in Michigan, we recommend you contact Diane Dusendang at to be directed to your local lodge.

The Jiselle Lauren Foundation was launched to help families meet the needs of their children with disabilities and help them live life to their full potential through financial & community support.

Our Mission

To provide opportunities for individuals with motor challenges to achieve optimal physical, cognitive, and social independence through the application and promotion of conductive education principles.