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National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) -The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship Awards

Anne Ford Scholarship

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:

  • Articulates his or her LD and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy
  • Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals
  • Participates in school and community activities
  • Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals
  • Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with LD
  • Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with LD
To be eligible for the 2012 Anne Ford Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2012
  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability
  • Please Note: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability; eligible candidates with AD/HD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.
  • Be a United States citizen
Requirements to apply include:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • High school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Financial statement
  • Standardized test scores
  • Proof of LD

 

 

Allegra Ford Scholarship

The Allegra Ford Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD in the fall of 2012.· The ideal Allegra Ford Scholar is a student who:

  • Articulates his or her LD and recognizes the need for self-advocacy
  • Is committed to post-high school academic study/career training and has begun to set realistic career goals
  • Has demonstrated perseverance and is committed to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of LD
  • Participates in school and community activities
  • Demonstrates financial need
To be eligible for the 2012 Allegra Ford Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD in the fall of 2012
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability
  • Please Note: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability; eligible candidates with AD/HD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.
  • Be a United States citizen
Requirements to apply include:

  • Application form, including structured question-and-answer section
  • High school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Financial statement
  • Proof of LD


 

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More information is available at NCLD Scholarship Info