Tuition Assistance

For children with Dyslexia and related language learning differences.

Our Leadership

Who We Are

We are a 501(c)(3) organization developed for the purpose of providing tuition assistance to students with dyslexia and related language learning difficulties.

What We Do

Frances McGlannan Foundation

Financial Assistance

The Foundation provides financial assistance to the families of children whose urgent learning needs require the academic focus of a specialized educational organization, but for whom financial constraints prohibit attendance.

Resources for Parents and Students

For more than 55 years, McGlannan School has helped a countless number of children to realize their academic potential and success through the use of research based methods initially implemented by Frances McGlannan.

Raise Awareness

We are inviting you as friends of McGlannan School to work with us through this tax deductible Foundation to financially assist the families of children who require these specialized methods of instruction.​

Our Mission

Reducing the financial burden on parents

  • Our Purpose

    To provide tuition assistance to the families of children whose urgent learning needs require the academic focus of specialized instruction, but for whom financial constraints prohibit attainment of such needed instruction. In addition to providing tuition assistance, the Foundation strives to elevate community awareness toward the educational needs of the dyslexic child.

  • Results-Driven

    In the past four years, we have awarded over $194,000 toward assisting students to attend specialized schools within the State of Florida (Miami, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville) and in Massachusetts. The altruistic goal of the Frances McGlannan Foundation is to continue to help as many dyslexic students as possible throughout the State of Florida to attend schools which are specialized, qualified and experienced to meet their unique educational needs as dyslexic learner

  • Join Us

    Applicants approved for scholarships may be awarded tuition assistance for two (2) to four (4) academic years. All applicants seeking tuition assistance for consecutive years must reapply each year. Awards typically range from $3,000 to $5,000 for individual scholarships per approved applicant, per academic year.

From our Leadership

Julia F. McGlannan


Julia Fitzgerald McGlannan, has been with McGlannan School for over 20 years and has been the Administrative Director of the school since 2008. In 1999 she joined the school’s administrative staff and was mentored for more than ten years under the tutelage of Frances McGlannan. Julia McGlannan graduated cum laude from the University of Miami’s school of nursing. She is also a nurse practitioner and holds a Masters of Nursing Science degree from Barry University. In addition to her years with McGlannan School, she has more than twenty years of nursing experience in the areas of medical/surgical nursing, critical care, health care administration, health care risk management and as a community outreach instructor in first aid and basic life support.

Cindy Rudin

Foundation Vice President

Cindy Rudin, Foundation Vice President, is a former Director of Admissions for McGlannan School and was with McGlannan School for 38 years. Prior to being Director of Admissions, she was a McGlannan classroom teacher, clinical reading instructor and then a middle school division director for 17 years. She has a degree in Varying Exceptionalities which includes learning disabilities and behavior/emotional disorders. She maintains her certification and has been a guest lecturer for professional educators.

A new perspective on Dyslexia

In this inspiring talk, advocate and educator Dean Bragonier offers a different take on Dyslexia. By looking at the unique mindset of Dyslexics as a strength, Dean reframes a perceived weakness as a powerful tool and teaches us all an important lesson about the power of an open mind and an open heart.

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