Our Mission


Boon funds scholarships that benefit individual teachers who seek professional learning in explicit, structured, multi-sensory reading instruction methods.

Boon directs funds to the national headquarters of our four designated grantee training organizations, listed below. Scholarships are awarded by leaders at the national organizations.

Individuals that are interested in applying for a future scholarship are encouraged to contact one of these primary training organizations.

Wilson Language Training (WLT)
47 Old Webster Rd. Oxford, MA.
Contact: Paul Tortolani
Email: ptortolani@wilsonlanguage.com
Tel: 508-368-2355

International Multisensory Structured Language Educational Council (IMSLEC)
14070 Proton Rd. Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75244
Contact: Kay Peterson, President
Email: office@imslec.org

Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)
14070 Proton Rd. Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75244
Contact: Jean Colner, President
Email: office@altaread.org

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)
PO BOX 234, Amenia, NY 12501-0234
Contacts: Alicia Sartori, Executive Director, Beth McClure, President
Tel: 845-373-8919
Email: info@ortonacademy.org

Organizations that provide local training opportunities are listed by state: Orton National Scholarship Trainers. But scholarship applications should be directed to the personnel at the national headquarters.
You may contact Boon to inform us of your interest, but please know that Boon is not involved in determining who receives scholarships.

Note: In 2018, Boon granted $50,000 for Orton National Scholarships because of our dollar-for-dollar matching fund from major donors, and the responsive support of our average donors who gave between $5-$1000.