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Anne Ford Learning Disability and/or ADHD Scholarship

  • Publish Date : 2016/08/22
  • Author : National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • Contact : ncld.org

Synopsis:

$10,000 scholarship for graduating high school senior with learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in full-time bachelors degree program in the fall.

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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 (LD) and/or ADHD 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 challenges 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 learning and attention issues
  • Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues
  • Demonstrates financial need

To be eligible for the 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
  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • Submit current financial information
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations.
  • Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD.
  • Be a United States citizen

Note:

  • We will begin accepting applications on August 1.
  • Final deadline for all applications: November 13, 2016.

Apply:

apply.ncld.org/

More information:

www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards/faq/


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